HOUSTON, TX December 14, 2016; Updated February 14, 2019
With the launch of its first website, the thriving Spiritan school on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, can now cross borders and engage with the world at large. You can visit the site at libermannschooltz.org/-Visit. Libermann Pre and Primary Catholic School in Kipawa, classified as an English Language Medium School, is operated in the tradition of the Holy Ghost Fathers who have ministered to Tanzania since 1868.
The school was founded in 1972 and consisted of only a nursery.
In 2005 the Spiritans assumed responsibility for the school, and three years later in 2008, after locating a generous family foundation, construction began on classrooms and adjacent secure water resources.
The secondary school dedication in 2010 was attended by then Tanzanian President Mkapa, along with Spiritan Confreres, Archdiocese representatives and members of the Wilkinson Family Foundation.
In 2014 Fr. Joseph Triphon, CSSp. became the school administrator, and in the following year the school attained government registration.
In 2015 the first floor of the new classroom wing and the IT lab were completed.
2016 saw Wi-Fi installed throughout the campus and air-conditioning of the IT lab.
In 2017 the second floor of the new classroom wing will be completed, and in 2018 a new kitchen will be constructed adjacent to the Parish Hall, thus allowing the Parish Hall to accommodate events requiring food.
The school has been recognized nationally as in the top tier of institutions in its class. and students have achieved impressive scores in National Examinations.
Test scores, grade point averages and learning retention have seen significant year over year gains.
As of December 2016 enrollment stands at 140 nursery and 244 primary students.