Empowering local Architects and Craftspersons

The Arthur Waser Foundation supports local architects, craftspersons and partner organisations in the design and implementation of new, inspiring learning environments based on the philosophy of Montessori Architecture.

Montessori Children’s Houses and primary schools are currently under construction in the Maasai and Meru territory, in Kabuku (Tanga region) and Ifakara (Morogoro region). With schools already completed in Moshi, Mwanza and Dar es Salaam, these buildings form a steadily growing repertoire of model Montessori schools in Tanzania.

Education experts accompany the teaching at these model Montessori schools closely in order to understand how the Montessori pedagogy can be suitable for primary schools in Tanzania and to assess whether this improves the quality of education.