About Patmos Island School



Patmos Island School was founded in 2012 by the late Mr. Nzinyangwa Joel Mmbaga an Accountant and a teacher who recognized that educated citizens are the basis of a prosperous economy and are the foundation of the future high quality of life in Tanzania. It was his dream to establish a school so as to take part in educating society as he had a passion to impart knowledge to the upcoming generation.

The founder envisioned a school that would cater to the education needs of the entire community including the underprivileged children by providing them with the quality education that prepares them for a better future. He envisaged PATMOS ISLAND SCHOOL as a foundation for creating children’s better future as he believed that children have a right to better education and thus a better future.

He named the school PATMOS ISLAND derived from the Bible in reference to a small Greek Island, meaning the place or location that John the Apostle received the visions found in the book of Revelation in the New Testament and also the place where the book was written. So the founder envisioned Patmos Island School as the source of his vision to the children and the foundation for creating their better future.


Mr. Joel Nzinyangwa Mmbaga (The school founder)


The school is now owned by a Registered Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in the name of Patmos Islands Children Development Foundation (P.I.C.D.F) established by the founder’s family in honour of his vision.

The goal of the Patmos Islands Children Development Foundation (P.I.C.D.F) is to provide better education to children of all origins by focusing on street children, single-parent children having a parent with disabilities, orphans and children from poor families. We provide the children with a quality education in order to grant them a better perspective on their future.

The Board of Directors for the foundation is composed of the founder’s family members and a few friends within the country and abroad, who are all ready to take part in bringing a change into the lives of such children by helping them realize their dreams for a bright future.

We believe that all children have equal rights to better education as we strive to brighten their knowledge; skills, abilities and talents. We have joined our hands together to support and help such children in the society for a better living and promising future.