About Emanyata Secondary School
Founded in 1992 by pastoralist activist Moringe Parkipuny, the first Maasai Member of Parliament for Ngorongoro District, Emanyata Secondary School was designed as a mixed-gender boarding school. It was built by the community for the community.
We are well-respected for giving pastoralist students a high-quality modern education while maintaining traditional values with a focus on pastoralism and agriculture.
We are the only community school in the District, giving us more freedom to admit disadvantaged students, particularly girls, who have not been selected to join a government school and do not wish, or cannot afford, to leave their local community and cultural surroundings to join an urban private school.
Managed by Pastoral Women’s Council on behalf of Aigwanak Trust, we work with traditional community leaders, parents, School Board of Directors, staff, students, donors and other stakeholders. Our goals are academic success, reflecting community values and becoming financially self-sustaining. As a model community school, we also make education accessible to some of the most vulnerable academically-able girls by offering donor-funded scholarships and bursaries.
We apply a holistic learner-centred approach to education to narrow the academic and aspirational gap between these students, particularly girls, and their urban peers. Many Emanyata students perform in national examinations as well as, or better than, those in government schools.
The performance gap between rural girls and rural boys is also narrowed. Students receive 24/7 support and guidance needed to build their confidence, become more resilient and ultimately succeed in whatever life-path they chose.
Many Emanyata students have gone on to advanced secondary school, college, and university to obtain certificates, diplomas and degrees. There is now a thriving Emanyata alumni group whose members come back as role models to share their new found knowledge and experience with our students.
Who We Are
Our Vision: A thriving, equitable and sustainable pastoralist society.
Our Mission Statement: Educating pastoralists to become aspiring, confident and self-reliant global citizens who transform our community enabling our culture to flourish.
Our School Motto:
Education for self-reliance.
What We Value the Most:
Having graduated from Emanyata in 2007, and with the support of a scholarship from Pastoral Women's Council, Madam Somoine, pictured teaching above, completed her Form V and VI and went on to study at the University of St John, in Dodoma. She received her Bachelors Degree with Education in 2015 and returned to Emanyata Secondary School to teach kiSwahili and Civics. In 2017 she was appointed Deputy Head Teacher of Emanyata where she remains a great role model, particularly to female students wishing to pursue a profession.