Haven of Peace Academy 2023-24

A note from Mrs Mwenda
formerly known as Miss Harrison

Hello HOPACians!

What a joy to be writing to you. As I scrolled through the email list your faces came to mind. Though I confess I still view some of you at the age at which we last knew each other…and I hope you view me the same!

As Director of HOPAC, it is my honor to be leading the celebrations for our 30th anniversary year. We kicked off the first day of school with a balloon banner, had a 90’s and/or Blue & White themed day for Pamoja Week and highlighted celebrations around the world during International Day - all while making new memories for HOPAC students and teachers who will one day be in your shoes: HOPAC alumni and former teachers and families.

As we celebrate this year, I would like to invite you to join in events at the school ranging from upcoming community nights and SEW reflection day to football games and dinner and trips!

If you’ve been looking for a reason to visit Tanzania again, this is it. This is the year. We have a few former staff already visiting during graduation week (I’m looking at you, Medinas and Snyders) and it would be a wonderful celebration time for more staff and students to join.

We’ve also partnered with a local travel agency to set up a selection of safaris and trips just for the HOPAC community. They can assist with any of your travel needs.

Make a plan with your graduating class to relive your Zanzibar trip.

Connect with your favorite teachers and travel together.

Reach out to one of our current mission partners and visit their projects in Tanzania.

We would love to welcome you back to Haven of Peace Academy to celebrate with us.


Mrs. Mwenda

HOPAC Director

January 2024

Primary Christmas Production 2023; teacher/student swap day; and celebrating Cambridge results.

Celebration Events

March 15 HOPAC Community Night

Open to current + past HOPAC families and staff

Join our students, staff and families as we connect and enjoy an evening of basketball and fun!

Location: HOPAC Campus

Time: 5pm

RSVP: communication@hopac.sc.tz

March 28 SEW Reflection Day

Open to HOPAC alumni + current parents

Remember your SEW? Join in on reflection day as current students share their experiences and learning!

Location: HOPAC Campus

Time: 8am - noon

RSVP: tkaniki@hopac.sc.tz

April 12 Middle School Easter Assembly

Join us in remembering and celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus through the Middle School production.

Location: HOPAC Campus

Time: TBD

RSVP: none needed

June 15 Celebration Dinner

Save the Date!

Celebration Dinner for alumni, teachers past and present, parents and students,

community and friends to celebrate the goodness of God towards the school and our community.

Location: TBD

Time: evening

RSVP: information forthcoming

June 20 Graduation 2023

You are most welcome to join in the graduation ceremony and celebration for the Class of 2023.

Location: HOPAC Campus

Time: morning

RSVP: communication@hopac.sc.tz

June 21 Alumni Football

Still got it? Prove it! Join the alumni football game with friends new and old and bond over your HOPAC memories.

Location: HOPAC Campus

Time: early evening

RSVP: communication@hopac.sc.tz

June 22 Climb Kili with HOPAC

Join current HOPAC students, staff, and parents as they tackle the highest mountain in Africa. Taking the long route increases your chances of success and gives you ample time to tell your HOPAC story to our future alumni.

Location: Mt. Kilimanjaro

Date: June 22 (travel to Moshi) - July 1 (travel to Dar)

RSVP: panderson@hopac.sc.tz

Travel & Tourism Packages

Mission Partnerships

Climb Kili with HOPAC

We are excited to be restarting the bi-annual school trip up Kilimanjaro in June 2024! This will be a fantastic opportunity to climb the tallest single free-standing mountain in the world AND you will be able to do it with the HOPAC Community! We would love you to think about coming on the climb. More information is available from current teacher, Mr. Paul Anderson. panderson@hopac.sc.tz

Share your story!

Please share your HOPAC memories  in words, images, or videos along with your name and the years you were at HOPAC or your graduation year to communication@hopac.sc.tz or hopac@hopac.sc.tz