St. Scholastica alum opens school back home to better serve marginalized children in Tanzania
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
After graduating from the College of St. Scholastica with an undergraduate and a master's degree, both in education, Sister Gaudensia Mwanyika returned to her home country of Tanzania to open a school aimed at helping marginalized children succeed.
The idea to do so came to her during her seven years of living in Duluth. It was here that she noticed the ways in which schools can care for students with disabilities and give them the support they need to succeed.
"I went to other schools just to watch what the special ed. teachers do," said Mwanyika, who taught for four years in Tanzania before attending school in Duluth. "I know for sure in Tanzania we don't have that kind of system, in school we don't have special ed."
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