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Education  
Education is needed  for all Without it, your future dreams are lost And you end up being an irresponsible person in society Education is not only studying and getting a university degree Knowing that you have to maintain personal hygiene at home is also education Education in our nation is important for all Tanzanians because this is how we shall become developed.     
I would therefore like to advise my fellow Students and parents, always to choose the right decision about education.  
Let us join together as a nation, be educated and develop our country in all aspects, for without it, nothing is possible. 
By:  Nancy Kataraihya
Standard VII, 2002

 

THE HEADTEACHER (SR. BEATA)
B = Busy  
E = Elated  
A = Ambitious  
T = Tacit  

A
= Approachable

When you hear the name ďBeataĒ, our beloved Head-teacher of Nyakahoja says that have to know what her name means.

B = She is always busy and because God is always with her she doesnít like jokes at work.  
E
= But when you meet her she is always elated; that means happy and excited.  

A = She is very ambitious and has really led Nyakahoja in a good direction.
T = And she always understands some things without telling a lot of things.
A = God has blessed her, she has a good language to talk and help all people who need help.

By Flavia  Ngeze.


Our main task and foremost is to seek knowledge, that is why we are  very attentive here listening to  instructions.Students in class (Picture)

Square we go
How many Square are there?

 

By Nancy Kataraihya
Standard  VII. 2002

Answer: There are nineteen  {19} squares

CHILDRENíS EMPLOYMENT  
Childrenís employment is one of the things that the government and the human rights have forbidden, but some people still do it.  These people are breaking the human rights laws. Children are employed and the employers benefit by giving them very hard jobs and treating them very harshly.  Then after working the employers give them a very small amount of salary knowing that because they are young they canít protect themselves; they are ignorant.

Secondly, after employing them they rape them and tell them that, if tell, they might suffer the consequences.  
These employers do this to children because when they do this to adults they will know what to do. They will go to the police and open a file, while young ones canít do this.

The problem of employing children is that they canít go on with their education; instead they work and sometimes get fired, After that they go to The street and become prostitutes. Prostitution is one of the things that spreads  AIDS, causing children to die of AIDS.
By: Samwel Mrosso 
Standard  VII, 2002.

 

POEM
AIDS THE DESTROYER
Cries and mourning everywhere
Weapons to fight are still dreams,
Doctors and nurses might never come,
Neither saves life of young,
Nor saves life of old.

Comes hiding as diarrhoea,  
Goes on hiding as T. B.
Enters silently and none believes,  
To be a victim
One drives symptoms and signs
Now blood checking finish in all.

Only in humans  
Neither in plants, nor in animals  
Causing loss of important people  
Leading to poverty in the country  
Lovely in closed of people  
Death becomes a  solution

By:  Nancy Kataraihya  
       
Standard VII, 2002.

D R U G S                                                                

Life isnít easy  
But, people donít know
Its not that your are crazy  
For things that you do  
Drugs are never good
Every body is against this.

People think itís easy  
But you can think itís good,
But tomorrow never comes,
Drugs are never good,
Every body is against this.

People walk out in the streets
Never knowing whatís for breakfast
They catch out the drugs
As if they are very fast
Youth get destroyed
For sure drugs are never good

Let us put a stop to it
A stop as a nation,
Let us stand up as a nation
To start the big fight
Drugs are never good
Every body should be against this

By:  Naomi Ė Lupemba
                   Standard  VII.


MY FAMILY
My fatherís name is MICHARLES Mchembe.  My father likes me; my father brings food for me and pays school fees.  
My motherís name is Mrs Sara Mchembe
My mother cooks for me nice food.
My name is ELIZABETH
I am seven years old
I have one brother and one sister.
I am in standard one
My teacherís name is Sophia Nogu.
I like Nyakahoja my school.

  
          By: Elizabeth
            Standard I, 2002

 

OCEAN
Ocean is a large water body. In Tanzania, we have an ocean called the Indian Ocean. Water in ocean is not the same as lakesí water or riversí water, because it is salty.  There are many things found in the ocean such as corals, shells, and also different types of fish.  The ocean provides us with things like salt, pearls, and fish.  In order to get salt the water must processed to get good salt for uses.      
In ocean there are dangerous fish such as whales, and sharks, but they can also be eaten.  And thatís why people depend also on the ocean.

By: Emmanuel G. Bakilana
            Standard V, 2002.


RIDDLES  
1.     
I am an animal.  I live in water. Many People eat me.  What am I?
      You are a fish.  
2.      I am a fruit.  I live on the tree.  I am yellow sometimes green.  What am I?  
      You are a mango.  
3.      I am an animal.  I live in the forest.  I have white and black colour.  What am I.  
      You are a Zebra.  
4.      I am a flower.  I live in water.  What am I?  
      You are a lily

By: 
Severa Bitegeko. Standard IV.


MY EXPERIENCE  

I was happy when I heard that I was supposed to be in boarding that was 1986; at that time we were almost 54-60 pupils and we were coming from different parts in Tanzania and other neighbouring countries.
Just imagine how different parts we were coming from and we had almost the same behaviour, discipline-wise, charming and loving each other.
What makes me feel proud of being a boarder is how we were behaving, life standard, proper time- table and co-operation given to us by our relatives.  All boarder could feel painful if anything bad happen to one of the pupils.
Strategic actives and powerful leadership of the head-teachers concerned is what made the boarders be of good behaviour, discipline and loving each other.  If I talk of head-teachers, I canít forget Sr. Roberta who was friendly to parents, active and managed to visit most of the studentsí homes.  In short she was very close to parents.  Also the head-teacher who is still in motion that is Sr. Beata, a very creative sister, she has tried to match to help poor people, orphans and also needs equal rights to all people.  
In boarding there were our matrons that is Sr. Wilgrace, Sr. Johnmary Vianne, Sr. Eulogia and Sr. Speciosa, these were acting in different years and tried much to keep a standard timetable for better life in Nyakahoja boarding.  All mentioned matrons Sr. Wilgrace is still working as a matron in boarding, so polite, kind, and very strict to the timetable.
Lastly, I would like to give much thanks to other workers who helped us in many activities such cooking food for us and washing cloths, these are Mama John, Brother Daniel and Mama Theonest.  In general, are hardworking full of love and tolerance.
There are other workers who were very close to pupils but they have stopped working at Nyakahoja Boarding.  May God be with them wherever they are.


                       
By Edmund Rutaraka
                         X-Nyakahoja Student.

 

POEM
Ice is cold, but fire is hot
A circle is round but a square is not
A kitten is weak but a horse is strong
A day is short but a month is long  

Donít run across the road stop and look  
Donít write on the wall write in your book  
Donít run in school always walk  
Listen to the teacher always obey them

There is rain on the green grass  
There is rain on the tree  
Rain on the sea  
Rain on the cornfield  
Rain on the pumpkin
Rain on my garden  
But no rain on me.

By: K. Emmanuel Joseph 
       
Standard IV, 2002



Nyakahoja Secondary School
For a very long time we have been looking forward and dreaming that one  day; we could have our own secondary school! And now finally our dream has become true. We are in the process of starting to build our own secondary school.
Our sisters and brothers are going to benefit from this school if not today, tomorrow. Some of the advantages which are going to be beneficial are: People will get employment as teachers and other environment workers; pupils who complete std seven can join and continue with their studies without any problem.
Thanks to our head-teacher our mother and guardian, Sr. Beata Musita without forgetting God who made this dream come true.
May God bless Nyakahoja Primary School and the dreamed secondary school. Thanks to our Archbishop the Most Rev Anthony Mayala of Mwanza Archdiocese for providing us with the plot at Nyegezi in Mwanza, where the intended secondary school will be constructed. We kindly ask our parents and other people of good will to assist us in the construction of Nyakahoja Secondary School.
           By Lisa Hassan
            Standard VII 2002

   

U T A M A D U N I. 
Utamaduni ni asili, mila, desturi na jadi.  Asili au jadi ni chimbuko, kizazi cha mtu au ukoo.  Mila ni mambo yanayofanywa na jamii fulani kulingana na asili na utaratibu wa nyendo zao.  Desturi ni jambo la kawaida linalotendwa kila siku au mazoea.  Yote haya  yamekumbatiana na kuwa kitu kimoja kinachoitwa Utamaduni.  Ni utaratibu wa mtiririko wa namna ya kuishi ambao jamii fulani ilijiwekea tangu enzi za mababu kama mwongozo wa maisha, Utamaduni ni dira ya maisha ya jamii. 

Mababu zetu wa kale waliwaelimisha watoto wao namna ya kuishi vyema katika jamii kwa kufafanua utamaduni wao.  Baadhi tu ya mambo yaliyofundishwa ni namna ya kumpa mtu kitu na kupokea, usafi wa mwili na mazingira, kuheshimu wakubwa wote na kuthaminiana wao kwa wao;pia kutojamiiana kabla ya ndoa.  Walifundishwa aina ya chakula cha asili, mavazi pia ngoma za asili ambazo nazo zilitoa ujumbe wenye mafundisho ndani yake kulingana na wakati au tukio.  Wasichana walifundishwa kazi zote na wajibu anaopaswa mwanamke kufanya, hali kadhalika mtoto wa kiume alijua kuwinda, kujenga nyumba na yale yote mwanaume anayopaswa kuwajibika nayo.  Hadithi, nyimbo, ngoma na mifano mbalimbali ilitumika sana katika kufundisha maadili mema.

Mfano Wasukuma, maadili yalitolewa na babu, baba, mjomba au yeyote mkubwa kiumri wakati wa jioni wakiota moto unaoitwa SHIKOME.  Watoto wa kike walikaaa na bibi, mama, shangazi n.k. jikoni wakati wakipika.  Mtoto, hasa vijana wakubwa waliokuwa wakishindikana kitabia katika jamii, ukoo uliitwa na kumrekebisha kwa pamoja.

Watoto walijua asili zao, mila, desturi na jadi zao kwa undani .  Waliweza kuongea lugha zao, walijua kucheza ngoma zao za asili kwa maringo na majisifu.  Walijua pia chakula kikuuu cha kabila lao.   Yote haya, yalitofautisha jamii fulani na nyingine.  

Leo hii, mambo ni kinyume.  Mfano wa karibu ni watoto tulio nao hapa shuleni.  Shule imekuwa ikipokea watoto wa makabila yote ya Tanzania na hata nje ya Tanzania.  Cha kusikitisha ni kwamba, kadri miaka inavyozidi kupita, watoto wanazidi kupoteza kabisa utamaduni wao.  Watoto tulionao sasa, hawajawahi kupandikizwa mbegu ya UTAMADUNI tangu kuzaliwa kwao.  Ni bahati mbaya sana kwamba hata baadhi ya wazazi wa sasa, hawajui tamaduni zao, hivyo nao si rahisi kuelimisha watoto wao juu ya jambo hilo.  Tabia ya zamani ya wazazi kupeleka watoto kwa babu na bibi zao vijijini wakafundishwe utamaduni kwa nyimbo, ngoma lugha zao na hadithi, haipo tena.  Siku hizi watoto hupelekwa London, Afrika Kusini, Dar, Arusha n.k.  wakati wa likizo.  Bibi na Babu yao ni Video na Televisheni ambavyo vinatoa maadili ya kigeni.  Wazee wetu sasa wanaaaga dunia na maadili yao mema na busara zao kwa kukosa wa kuwarithisha maana sisi wa leo tunayaona kuwa yamepitwa na wakati.
Inaumiza, kuona watoto wetu hata hawajui wao ni kabila gani.  Utakuta pengine wazazi wote wawili ni wa kabila moja lakini watoto hawajui hata neno moja la kabila yao.  Si makosa yao kwa sababu wazazi wao wenyewe hawaongei na pengine nao pia hawajui, wao ni Kiswahili, au pengine Kiingereza tu!
Watoto sasa hivi hawajui usafi, wanakula na kuacha uchafu hapo hapo kwa kujua ni kazi ya mtumishi kusafisha.  Wamelelewa hivyo.
Watoto wanaona aibu kucheza ngoma za asili, watoto hawajui vyakula vikuu vya makabila yao.  Watoto hawasalimii wakubwa, watoto wamekuwa na ubinafsi, hawapendani, watoto wetu hawapendi kabisa wazee, hawawaheshimu wanasema mzee wakati wako umekwisha. Watoto wetu hawako tayari kusemwa au kuadhibiwa na mtu ambaye si mzazi wake.  Ikitokea hivyo hata mzazi mwenyewe anaweza kukufungulia jalada mahakamani.  Wazazi wanakumbatia watoto wao hata kwa maovu.  Watoto wanafanya mambo wanavyopenda wao, hawataki kuelekezwa tena hasa na mzee.  Wazee wamebaki na busara mioyoni mwao.
Sasa hivi hata mtoto wa Msukuma ukimuuliza chakula kikuu cha kabila lake ni nini, atasema chipsi kuku, sausage na soda.  Kwa mtazamo wa mazingira ya mtoto, hakosei sababu tangu kukua kwake anakula hivyo hivyo, kabila lake halijui, kijijini hapelekwi, mzazi naye aliishi kimjini mjini hakupata kujua utamaduni wake na hana muda wa kujua; au anajua lakini anaona ni mitindo ya kizamani, nani alaumiwe?  Mambo kama heshima, upendo, kuchapa kazi, salamu, kusaidia, ushirikiano, utii na mengineyo, si ya kupitwa na wakati.  Ni mambo yanayoendelea katika uhai wote wa binadamu.
Tunaposema kuna mmomonyoko wa maadili, nani anayesaidia kumomonyoa kama siyo sisi wazazi?  Mtoto hajanyonya utamaduni tangu uchanga wake, alipopata akili, hakufundishwa utamaduni.  Wazazi wengi wanachojali sasa hivi kwa watoto wao ni kuona mtoto amekula, amelala, ameenda shule, anavaa na haumwi.  Tabia mbaya au nzuri ni siri ya mtoto na mazingira yanayomzunguka.  Watoto wetu tumewakabidhi kwa watumishi wa ndani.  Wazazi wanapokuja kugundua kuwa watoto wao wana tabia zisizokubalika katika jamii wanasema ďSHULEĒ  walimu hawawafundishi watoto tabia njema.  Wanalaumu wakati wao hawana hata muda wa dakika tano kuelekeza watoto wao juu ya tamaduni zao, kisingizio ni maisha magumu, hivyo muda wao wote wanautumia nje kutafuta pesa.

Ni wakati mzuri sasa kwa jamii yote ya Tanzania kukuza tamaduni zetu.  Tupendelee kula vyakula vya asili ambavyo vimewafanya mababu zetu waweze kuishi miaka zaidi ya mia.  Kwa kula vyakula vya asili, tutaepuka shinikizo la damu, kisukari na magonjwa mengine.  Tupende na kujivunia ngoma zetu za asili, tudumishe mila na desturi zetu za asili zenye manufaa, tuongee lugha zetu nyumbani na watoto wetu.  Elimu ya Utamaduni ikianzia nyumbani na mwalimu shuleni akawekea mkazo, mtoto atajua alikotoka, anafanya nini na anapaswa kuishi vipi na jamii inayomzunguka, maana maadili mema yote yamo ndani ya utamaduni wa jamii ya makabila yote.  Watoto wakielimishwa tangu uchanga wao watakapokua, maovu yatapungua kama si kuisha kabisa na amani itakuwapo maana watayaishi.

Tusipofanya hivyo, makabila yatakufa, Tanzania itabaki ya Waswahili, Wamasai ambao ni kabila pekee linalolinda utamaduni wake waziwazi; watakuwapo pia wazungu bandia weusi.  Kwa kuziishi tamaduni zetu, tutajikuta tunaishi Kitanzania halisi sababu maovu yote hayakubaliki katika utamaduni wa kabila lolote lile.  Wanafunzi watajua kuwajibika na kujituma, watasoma bila kusukumwa na mwisho watakuwa wananchi wema, waaminifu na waadilifu wenye huruma, upendo na usikivu.  Watakuwa walimu wazuri wenye kuelimisha vizalia juu ya utamaduni.  Waovu wote watakemewa.  Watakuwa huru na kuishi kwa amani,upendo na furaha.

 Tukuze na kuheshimu utamaduni wetu.  
             Na Mwl.Collet Ngesela  

 

 

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