Music in Tanzania

June 23, 2015

Music is an important part of the curriculum at the Fanaka Memorial School in Tanzania where both boys and girls are encouraged to learn to play an instrument. The school which was founded by the late Rhoda Kahatano, a legendary educator and politician, provides secondary education to students with few options beyond primary six. The band, which has some 20 members, recently performed at the school’s Parents’ Day Festival, an event that honors Fanaka’s top students and teachers. This year, African Childrens Haven supported the event by providing salary bonuses for the school’s hard-working and talented teachers.