BEE Montessori Preschool
BEE Montessori Preschool - tuition free, English medium - opened in February 2017 serving at-risk preschool age children in Bagamoyo. We started with one class of 15 children aged 2 1/2 to 4 years old. Due to the success of our first class and a high demand for quality education in Bagamoyo we opened a second class in January 2018 and two more classes in 2020 with a total of 86 young children. BEE's 2021 and 2022 classes have 93 happy students. Our head teacher, Glory Mosha and teacher Albina Simon were joined in 2020 by teacher Salome Wandwi and Zauna Komba, all graduates of the International Montessori Teacher Training College (IMTTC) in Dar es Salaam, and teacher assistant Grace Mwang'ombe. Our young students have been thriving at school and are fluent in English and the majority of our graduates are sponsored at English medium private primary schools.
In addition to a wonderful education BEE students end their day with a cup, or two, of fortified porridge to give them nutrition that most do not receive at home. Our goal is to provide a head start for these children through preschool and continue to support them through other ASFE programs once they graduate from BEE and move onto primary school.
Asante Sana to Betsy, Emily and Ellie van Gemeren (BEE) for their support in making this ASFE dream a reality.