Hekima Girls Secondary School
P.O. Box 1817, Bukoba, Kagera
hekima.school@gmail.com
+255782615586 / +255784897880

About Us

Mission

To provides quality education to young women in order to emancipate them psychologically, culturally, socially, economically and spiritually, and enable them to develop talents, gain confidence as individuals, and have an impact on the development of their society.

Vision

To be a foundational development training institution where youth and adult women are given opportunity and support to fulfil their academic and human potential.

Motto

We seek Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge, in Caritas and Veritas.

Location

Hekima is a boarding school located in the small village of Kashozi, 12 km north of Bukoba town, in the Kagera Region of Tanzania.

History

Its history dates back to 1902 when the White Sisters set up a girls’ middle school at Kamukukubwa. Being an exemplary all girls’ boarding school of its time, it attracted many young women, many of whom became outstanding national and international figures. In the mid 1960’s, it was nationalized like most missionary schools at that time. Later, it was handed to the Regional Co-operative Union who started a co-educational private secondary school. In 1988, the school was handed back to the Theresian Sisters and Hekima was formally established, as the first ever all-girls private barding secondary school in the region.

Essence

Traditionally, African women were being stereotyped into assuming a future of limited choices. African culture used to provide females with less educational opportunities than males, thus creating an atmosphere of inferiority. Once they had completed primary education few girls found themselves in a position to enroll in secondary schools. This was due to the low availability of all-girls’ secondary schools (government and private), compared to the number of all-boys’ schools and male-dominated co-educational schools, within the nation. The Theresian Sisters recognized the potential of reclaiming the school with the purpose of providing a quality education, as per their mission statement. Although the Theresian Sisters founded and run Hekima, it is not religiously biased. Students and teachers from all religious denominations are accommodated and given equal academic and religious opportunities.

32 Years of Experience

Having gone through a lot of ups and downs in girls’ training, grooming, challenges and needs, the school boasts of massive accumulation of experience which has given them an extra edge in imparting knowledge and moral formation. This has exclusively identified our many graduates as unique, be it in further education, job suitability or life skills in general.

MOTTO
Wisdom, Knowledge & Understanding
COLORS
Cerulean & Teal
MASCOT
A Girl Studying and Praying

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