North-eastern Region – Tanzania

Sr. Agatha Claud Champoa

Regional Superior

Sr. Esther Masubi
John Kilatu

Regional Vicaress

Sr. Brenda Madegwa

Regional Councilor 

LITTLE SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS: NORTH-EASTERN REGION TANZANIA

The Little Sisters of St. Francis started working in Tanzania since 1991, when St. Clare Convent, in Chanjale Seminary-Mwanga District, within the Region of Kilimanjaro in Same Diocese was officially opened.

Initially Tanzania belonged to the East of the Rift Valley Region which covered Nakuru, Nairobi, Embu, Meru, Kitui and Machakos Dioceses in Kenya and Arusha and Same Dioceses in Tanzania. Due to the far distance between Kenya and Tanzania, the General Chapter of August 2010, decided that Tanzania becomes a Region, so as to bring services nearer to the sisters. The name chosen by the Sisters is NORTH EASTERN REGION TANZANIA, which by then comprised Arusha Archdiocese and Same Diocese in Kilimanjaro Region. Consequently, the North Eastern Region Tanzania was inaugurated in 14th December 2013. Sr. Regina Namagheri being the first Regional superior.

So far we have been working in two Dioceses in Tanzania, but from 2017 we extended our services to Shinyanga Diocese and Morogoro Diocese. The sisters working in this part of the Region are only fifty four (54) in number. One of the Institute’s Formation Houses is located in the Region.

The Current Regional Superior is Sr. Agatha Claud Champoa who is assisted by Sr. Esther Masubi John Kilatu as the Vicaress and Sr. Brenda madegwa is the Council Member

TYPES OF APOSTOLATES.

The Little Sisters in Tanzania are involved in different types on apostolate such as:

Education
Medical
Communication
Secretarial work
Matrons in Schools
Social work
Development
Management
NUMBER OF INSTITUTIONS .

SAME DIOCESE KILIMANJARO REGION.

a) The institutions that belong to the Little Sisters are as follows:
Mama Kevina Hope Centre – Stelingi-Same
Mother Kevin English Medium Primary school- Chambogo-Same
Mother Kevin English Medium Kindergarten / Nussery School- Chambogo-Same
St Clare Girls` Secondary School –Ijinyu Kamadufa Village-Same.
Mother Kevin Secondary School-Chambogo-Same
Baraka Novitiate- St.Clare-Ijinyu Kamadufa-Same
b) Diocesan institutions.
Kandoto Secondary School – Same Town
Chanjale Seminary – Chanjale Parish Mwanga District.
Teresa of Calcutta Girls` Secondary School – Same Majevu Village.
Stephen Secondary School-Mwanga District
ARUSHA ARCHDIOCESE, ARUSHA REGION.

i) Little Sisters owned Institutions:

Mama Kevina Feeding Program- Kijenge Mwanama.
Padre Pio Nursery School-Olkerian- Njiro
Mobile Legal and Counseling Clinic-Kijenge Mwanama
Padre Pio Secondary School-Olkerian-Njiro
ii) Church owned Institutions:
Aaidro Education office – Arusha Archdiocese.
Aaidro Pre- School Program – Arusha Archdiocese.
Joseph Ngarenaro Secondary School – Kisongo Arusha Municipals
Augustine University of Tanzania –Ngarenaro -Arusha City(T.E.C)
SHINYANGA DIOCESE, SIMIYU REGION

i) Little Sisters owned Institutions:

Little Sister Secondary School-Ng’wanhuzi-Meatu
St. Clare Computer Training- Ng’wanhuzi – Ng’wanhuzi-Meatu
ii) Church owned Institutions:
Ng’wanhuzi Roman Catholic Dispensary- Ng’wanhuzi Parish-Meatu
MOROGORO DIOCESE, PWANI REGION

i) Church owned Institutions:

Marian Girls Secondary School-Bagamoyo
Marian Primary School-Bagamoyo
Who we are: We are an indigenous Institute of Diocesan Right, founded by the late Mother Mary Kevin Kearney.

Mission: To reach out with compassion to the marginalized in the spirit of St. Francis and Mother Kevin.

Vision: Holistic transformation of self and the world towards the reign of God.

Charism: To bring newness and fullness of Christ’s life in the