The congregation of Pallottine Missionary Sisters was founded by St. Vincent Pallotti, a Roman priest, in 1838, during the turbulent period of the French Occupation. Now Pallottine Sisters can be found in many parts of the world.
In 1990 they arrived in Siuyu, Singida region, Tanzania. The challenge was to provide post-primary education for women.
In Singida Region only three out of ten children are able to get a Secondary Education.
- The area is semi-desert.
- The soil is poor. Rains infrequent and unreliable.
- Most people eke out a subsistence living from small crops of maize, beans and millet.
- Famine is never far away.
There is no commercial or industrial infrastructure.
Money is routinely short. Water is a big problem
Poverty is endemic and entrenched.
Tanzanian women want to be educated, because for them, education is the only way to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness.
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