Meet Theresia Musoma in Tanzania

Theresia Musoma TanzaniaIntrepid’s SAMA is proud to support a range of projects that use education to promote gender equality. And on these projects, we see many teachers championing for change. As part of our series of stories on inspiring women, meet Theresia Musoma, a teacher who works tirelessly to educate and help her community.

In the isolated town of Mabogini in Tanzania, Theresia Musoma teaches in a cramped, whitewashed classroom. Her love and dedication to her students has helped countless children finish school and inspired many others around her.

Born in a small village in the Kilimanjaro area of Tanzania, Theresia was one of ten children. Her father had a modest coffee farm and managed to save for his children to go to school, allowing them all to have careers. He was unusual in that he saw the value of investing in education for his daughters, as well as his sons, and this helped Theresia’s sisters become great contributors to their communities as a teacher, business woman and nun. Theresia’s excellent grades and dedication to working hard took her through secondary school and on to teacher training college.

Her hard work paid off and Theresia has successfully worked as a teacher for many years, while also raising a family. She has always been an inspiration to watch in the classroom and her passion for teaching shines through in ever class. Despite being close to retirement and having a severe disability in her back, Theresia is now a mentor to other teachers, working closely with the inspiring organisation, Village Education Project Kilimanjaro (VEPK).

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Photo: Theresia Musoma © VEPK

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Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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