Sunday, November 8, 2020

Graduation for St. Benedict and Colland Secondary School at Hanga 

Students of St Benedict and Colland Secondary Schools of Hanga Abbey celebrated graduation for Form Four students on Friday November 6, 2020. A total of 72 were girls at St. Benedoct and 46 boys were from Colland. Indeed it was a great jubilation for the graduating class of students finishing their secondary school education after four years of studies. There were many invited guests, parents and friends of the graduating students. 

The celebration had the honor of having the guest of honor Mr. Adriano Mvungi, the head manager of Tanzania Electric Electric Supply Company of Ruvuma region in southern Tanzania. Mr. Mvungi addressed the congregation in the graduation insisting to the parents that the best investment they can make for their children in education. 

Toward the end of November the students will be sitting for their National Examinations. We wish them good performance in their exams. 

We hope and wish the graduating students to hold firm to the discipline and good moral training they have received at these Benedictine schools.and we give congratulations for reaching Form IV education level






Form Four Colland Secondary School students






Mr. Mvungi handing school leaving certificates to graduating students.


Sunday, July 26, 2020

A Wedding of an Employee of Hanga Health Center

On July 1, 2020, an employee of Hanga Health Center had a wedding ceremony to the joy of the employees and many past patients served by Dr. Mary Njovu. She is a resident surgeon at Hanga Health Center since 2013. She has been a great surgeon at the center particularly helping women with baby delivery problems. Her husband is also a medical doctor and together the two have two little children, a boy and a girl.
Fr. Erick, the Vicar General of the archdiocese of Songea, was the officiating priest accompanied by Fr. Elia Chale, the pastor at Hanga Parish.




Monday, March 30, 2020

Hanga Abbey Assisting Mputa Village with Clean Water

Mputa village is about 20 kilometers north of Hanga Abbey in the district of Namtumbo. The abbey is helping Mputa villagers to have safe drinking water. The water will be drawn from a stream on a mountain and piped down to the village. More than 2,000 people will profit from the project.

As of March, 2020, a dam has been constructed at a site to fetch water to the lowland. The next step is to dig a trench and lay pipes.


The dam wall with the outlet chamber






 Women are not left behing in the project!



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Visitors from USA at Hanga, June 2019


Five friends of Hanga abbey visited Hanga from USA in June 2019. They are part of the many people who support social projects that Hanga Abbey is providing to the people particularly the water project. The visitors had many things to see and experience. They visited Mhukuru village where about 15,000 have safe drinking water - a gravity-fed water system. They saw the water line, three reservoirs/tanks, and several water taps with people enjoying the water. At the village, villagers were able to express their appreciation to the visitors by presenting gifts and performing traditional dances.
USA frinds of the abbey. Front from left, Mary Ann Crawford, Jesse Short, and Kirk Crawford. Behind Mary Ann is Darrin Short.

With children at Mhukuru; behind from left Wayne Bos, Fr. Osmund, Darrin Short, and Jesse Short.

Mary Ann Crawford with the women of Mhukuru at a water tap.

 At Mhukuru village villagers welcomed the visitors from USA with great joy; gave writhes to the visitors and performed traditional dances.




At the abbey they visited different abbey institutions including Hanga Religious Seminary, Hanga Trade School, St. Benedict Trade School and Colland Secondary School. To all these institutions they presented gifts of T-Shirts, soccer balls, basket balls and volley balls. It was a great joy to the students and teachers.
Visitors presenting soccer balls to the Headdmaster Fr. Chrisostom, OSB, at Hanga Seminary

Presenting T-shirts and balls at St. Benedict Secondary School


Presenting T-shisrts and balls to Hanga Trade school stedents


At Colland Secondary School there was a work of drilling a water well. Mr. Nashon, an employee from Chipole Convent in the archdiocese of Songea brought his drilling equipment for the job. It was a perfect opportunity to our visitors to see the real work of drilling water wells, from the beginning until witnessing water from the ground pumped out for use.
USA visitors witnessing water well drilling at Colland Secondary School



Friday, July 5, 2019

Celebrating Sunday of the Holy Eucharist

It is a long time tradition in the Catholic Church that in some parts of the world Catholics celebrate the Sunday of the Holy Eucharist with procession. It is cebrated every year on the second Sunday after the last Sunday of Easter. In Tanzania, the tradition is still alive. At Hanga community which is comprised of the villagers of Hanga, the abbey and its institutions the celebration is indeed very festive.

This year, 2019, the procession with the Eucharist began at the parish church and concluded at the abbey. The procession and adoration took more than three hours. In the procession different groups marched with the Eucharist chanting various songs of the Eucharist. Indeed as the Eucharist (the Holy Mass) is central to the Catholic faith it is a very worthy event to celebrate. Visitors from USA were amazed at the celebration which they had never seen or heard before and the great number of people who participated left them in awe.

Procession began at the parish church
USA visitors participating the procession with the Holy Eucharist.
Diffferent groups singing and dancing