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Saving Grace Boarding School

Kwa-Mrombo, Arusha

Saving Grace is Brighter Tanzania's first school.  It began in April 2014 with 1 teacher, 10 rooms, and 12 students. The school has since grown to a student body of 72, ranging in age from 3-8.  

Saving Grace provides education at 4 grade levels: baby, nursery, pre-unit, and class 1.  Teaching is divided between 2 teachers. Grace teaches pre-unit and class 1; newly hired Joyce teaches baby and nursery.

Boarding will begin as soon as permits are acquired.

Saving Grace can be contacted directly at

  Saving Grace Staff

Grace Silas Laizer

Lead Teacher, Headmistress

Grace grew up in Monduli, Tanzania, just west of the city of Arusha.  Growing up poor, Grace’s parents could not always afford to pay school fees, meaning Grace was occasionally unable to attend.  This instilled an appreciation of education in her at a very early age.  Despite the monetary issues, Grace finished her secondary education in 2005.

Knowing she wanted to be a teacher, Grace enrolled at Musoma Utalii College - Shinyanga, and completed her studies in 2007.  In 2008, she began teaching at Arusha Integrated School.  Her career continued here until opening Saving Grace School in April of 2014.

Originally the baby and nursery section teacher at Saving Grace, she is now teaching pre-unit and class 1.



Joyce Lucas Temba


Joyce received her teacher training at Sakina Blessed Hope College in Arusha; she completed her studies in 2015. Unable to find a job, Joyce got a lucky break when her friend Grace informed her she needed a teacher to fill on while she went on maternity leave.  Joyce taught for 5 months with no remuneration; her only compensation was free board in an empty room at the school.

Joyce has been a paid Saving Grace teacher since November of 2016.  She teaches the baby and nursery sections.



Brighter Tanzania Foundation is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations may be tax-deductible.

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