Chekechea – A modern and wondrous preschool for the children in the Mababu, Tanzania village.
Sounds like: Chek-a-chey-ya.
Translation: Swahili word meaning “preschool”, literal translation is “little things”.
Based on a vision to improve education offerings for children in the village, the Mababu CCF has founded the Mababu Chekechea Day Care Centre – a private preschool serving up to 300 students ages 5–6 through a modern approach to offering quality, accessible and affordable early childhood education to support the upcoming generation of well-rounded, life-long learners in Mababu, Tanzania.
Government-provided education in the area begins at age 7. Many studies share the benefits to student outcomes of an earlier start to education. The Mababu Chekechea dedicated teachers offer an engaging curriculum to younger children building a love of learning. The school day incorporates new thinking on discipline, nutrition education and play-based and project-centered learning.
The Mababu Chekechea is operated by the Mababu CCF. The Askinosie Foundation is committed to the ongoing support of need-based student scholarships, teacher training and select capital projects such as a cultural heritage center, upgraded computer system and playground equipment.
Meet the Team: Faculty & Staff
Violet Leonard, Education Consultant & CCF Advisor; Odrino Mwandalima, Lead Teacher; Grace Mpoki, Class Teacher; Oliver Mfuse, Class Teacher; Shadrock; Abel Mwaipunga, Assistant Teacher; Iman (Julius) Uswege, Assistant Teacher; Constantino Nwandemange, Assistant Teacher; Olga Jacob, Matron; Kassian Severin, Security; Claudia Fidelis, Cook; Mary Martin, Cook; Saini Petro, Cleaner; Tuganigwe Ngonya, Cleaner