Welcome to Emanyata Secondary School
Emanyata Secondary School is a community owned school located in the small village of Ololosokwan, in Northern Tanzania, bordering the Serengeti National Park. The School was founded in 1992, and was the first secondary school to be built in Ngorongoro District, one of the poorest and most remote areas of Tanzania.
The school educates students from different tribes but predominately from Maasai communities as the school is located in the heart of Maasailand. Emanyata is designed as a model school that recognizes, respects, and promotes traditional knowledge and the pastoralist way of life. The school is an initiative of the surrounding community who have contributed to its visioning as well as its construction and management. Emanyata is a primary institution of community empowerment; with an autonomous capability so that pastoralist and agro-pastoralist children can effectively control their destiny, through education, and participate fully in society with dignity.
Emanyata is a co-educational non-government boarding school which has students from Form 1 to Form 4, covering O-level examinations. Emanyata can accept 200 students and is unique in that 70% of current students are Maasai girls. These girls were selected for sponsorship for being academically strong but financially weak and at a high risk of forced marriage and early pregnancy. Emanyata provides them with the opportunity to achieve academically in a safe environment and attend further studies if they perform well.