About the School

The Dr. John Chacha Secondary School and Institute of Leadership (DJCSSIL) serves almost 200 students at the City of Hope (COH) campus in Ntagacha, Tanzania. The school offers state-of-the-art chemistry, biology, and computer labs. We provide our students with the opportunity to continue to achieve the academic, physical and spiritual growth they achieved at Destiny Primary School (our COH primary school). DJCSSIL strives for excellence and prepares our students for post-secondary studies, either at university or vocational school, and/or for taking up their roles as leaders who walk with wisdom and understanding in their local communities and beyond.

VIDEO: Project Overview



The secondary school has several important collateral benefits. It brings new hope to the local community for their children’s futures. It keeps young girls from being pressed into FGM (female genital mutilation) and child marriage. It continues to teach the children of former enemy clans to become unified and work together.

In memory of Dr. John Chacha

The secondary school honors and memorializes Dr. John Chacha, the late founder of COH as it fulfills another part of the great dream that God gave him. 


Fund Raising Progress

Give to the secondary school

The school itself is complete. but we are still working to complete dorms for our secondary students.  In addition, we need to upgrade our athletic field, purchase more land for farming and purchase a school bus.  Please help us to reach these goals.