Shajar Schools Association (SSA)
It is in this light, that SHAJAR SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION (SSA) was established as an NGO to cater specifically for girl's secondary education at O level and A level. Registered on 18th May 2004 (certificate of incorporation number 48933) as a company limited by guarantee and a non-profit organization, SSA has the following aims and objectives:
- To establish and run schools, colleges and other educational institutions and to act as a holding organization in the provision of education to women at various levels of nursery, primary, secondary and university; and
- To organize and carry out research, training workshops and seminars for the advancement of knowledge of women in areas seen to have knowledge and information gaps either in the scholarly area or general public.
In fulfilment of the above main objectives, SSA embarked on building and registering a girls' secondary school located at Mapinga village in Zinga ward (Yombo Division, Bagamoyo District, Coast Region).
BSS is registered
In compliance with the requirement of the National Educational Act (number 25 of 1978 section 26(3)), the SSA was registered as owner of Baobab Secondary School for Girls (BSS). BSS is registered as a non-Government school (number S 1597) on 14th April 2005. It is permitted to run and manage two streams of Form one to six. Supplementary to that, on 1st July 2005, the Chief Education Officer also granted BSS the permit to enrol form five students.
Baobab Secondary School (BSS) Inaugurated
Baobab Secondary School was officially inaugurated by The President of United Republic of Tanzania His Excellency, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete on Saturday 10th March 2007. After official opening he officiated the 1st form six graduation.
Baobab Secondary School is a campus style, girls boarding establishment opened to the public on 15th January 2005, by enrolling Form I students and in March 2006 enrolled its first Form V students.
The school has been specially designed by top architects and built to the highest construction standards. The spacious eighteen-acre campus is situated immediately adjacent to the Dar Es Salaam-Bagamoyo road. It is approximately 40 kilometres from Dar and 30 kilometres from Bagamoyo.
BSS takes care to minimise the stress of the first time girl student boarder by providing a high degree of security, comfort and good food. These three things, we believe, are essential for any good learning environment. The Baobab Secondary School is aware of and sensitive to the problems and barriers girls' face during their secondary education. So the school buildings and curriculum have been designed to give them maximum educational opportunities in a secure, calm and sheltered environment