UWC East Africa Arusha Campus Sunday 10th January 2021

10 Jan 2021

Welcome Back!

Hongera to Caroline (front left) for scaling Mt Meru in the early hours of this morning. Bravo!

Dear Parents, Students and friends,

We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday 11th  January next week! Actually that is not strictly true! As we all know, the worldwide spike in Corona Virus cases is a reality and whilst we continue to experience no recorded cases amongst our ‘landed’ community here at UWC, we wish to be cautious about those community members who are coming from outside Tanzania.

If you have returned from outside Tanzania whether it is by land, sea or air, please observe our guidelines to self-isolate at home for a minimum of four days before coming to School. Continue to monitor body temperature and flu like symptoms and if in doubt pease keep your children at home. 

This holiday has been a stark reminder to me about how lucky we have been here in northern Tanzania to be able to school in a very ‘normal’ way. Let’s keep it that way. The best way to do that is to remain cautious and particular about hand washing, mask wearing and social distancing where YOU think it is appropriate. I would always congratulate a parent wearing a mask around school as to me it is a simple statement from that person “I wish to keep other people’s children safe’. What action could be more responsible?

Our boarders are returning with negative Covid Tests in hand and are quarantining in our new Intern House. This building is finished and ready for use, but for now it will be used as an isolation ward for those returnee students.

Looking forward to seeing you all back safely and soundly!



School Closed on Tuesday 12th January

That’s right! No sooner do we open then we are closed again.

We open for a day then close to celebrate Revolution Day. On December 10th 1963,Zanzibar’s status as a British protectorate ended, with Zanzibar becoming a constitutional monarchy, with Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah as ruler.

The monarchy was short-lived – just over a month later, on January 12th 1964, a revolution led by John Okello of the Afro-Shirazi Party (ASP) overthrew the sultan.

The revolution resulted in over 20,000 casualties. Arabs and Indians bore the brunt of the violence, with many more fleeing the country.

The leader of the ASP, Abeid Karume, was named as president and the country’s name changed to the People’s Republic of Zanzibar.

In April 1964, Zanzibar merged with mainland Tanganyika. The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar was soon renamed, as the United Republic of Tanzania.

(information source www.officeholidays.com/holidays/tanzania/zanzibar-revolution-day)