17 years ago Australian woman, Gemma Sisia, opened The School of St Jude with three students and a big dream to bring the opportunity of a free, high-quality education to children living in poverty. Thanks to generous supporters, St Jude’s is now a pioneering leader in charitable education. Hosted by Gemma in Arusha, Tanzania, this is a chance to hear from the woman who turned her dream into a reality as she chats with the inspirational people who are helping her fight poverty through education.
Frida – Role of a Boarding Parent
On this episode of Inside St Jude's, Gemma speaks with Frida, a boarding parent at St Jude's for over a decade!
Frida highlights what it's like to be a boarding parent for our students, her passion for her job after so many years and, the importance of a boarding school for students in Tanzania.
Avity – Learning From Others
On this episode of ‘Inside St Jude’s’, Gemma speaks to our latest podcast guest, Avity, a Beyond St Jude’s Officer. He sheds light on a very exciting new program to help Form 4 graduates on a different academic pathway to higher education… or what is called, the Alternative Pathways Program (APP).
He also gives you an insight into how The School of St Jude supports our graduates in so many ways!
Shamsia & Daudi - Looking Forward
On this episode of ‘Inside St Jude’s’, Gemma speaks to Shamsia and Daudi, Form 6 students who’ve been friends since Standard 4 about their future aspirations.
Odemari – We Love Visitors!
In this episode of ‘Inside St Jude’s’, Gemma speaks to Odemari, a bubbly and hospitable member of the Visitor Team. He has years of experience with hosting thousands of international visitors here at The School of St Jude.
Usually, the school welcomes over 1,000 visitors every year; providing first-hand insight into how we are fighting poverty through education.
We hope this conversation inspires you to visit St Jude’s when the world opens up again as we love and miss visitors!
Ericsson – Leading by Example
In the latest episode of ‘Inside St Jude’s’, Gemma speaks to Ericsson, a proud St Jude’s alum who has just received an external scholarship to study his Masters overseas. He is an ambitious and driven graduate with hopes to pursue a career in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Enterprise Development.
Listen as Ericcson and Gemma remember the early days of St Jude’s, talk about his passions and big plans for the future.
Ms Julieth – Opening Opportunities
On this episode of ‘Inside St Jude’s’, Gemma speaks to Ms Julieth Elias, a passionate primary English teacher.
Ms Julieth explains our student selection process, what it’s like to teach at her dream school and juggling a busy schedule.
I am so happy to listen to this Podcast! It is One of the special things that The School founder was inspired to start at The School of St Jude during the 2019 Australia tour! All I can say is every dream can be accomplished just like this one! Congratulations to everyone who made this one possible too!