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Tumushubire is a vernacular language which means our hope and faith should be to God, taking an account of Noah when he sent out a dove to realize the peace in his respect work of building Safina. Therefore, Tumushubire is a combination of all female deacons of Karagwe Diocese. Their respect work is to build hope and faith to all Vulnerable and Marginalized groups of our society. The theme of Tumshubire is to ‘’serve’’. It has three institutions which are;
Nkwenda Deaconess School, Tumushubire Kindergarten and Tumushubire English Medium Primary

Nkwenda Deaconess School
Nkwenda Mother House is a community of female deaconesses who are committed to serve the Almighty God for their entire life. It was established in 1992 by the German Mother House in Kassel and two sisters, Sr. Hedi Hennerich and Sr. Hanna Goebel together with their friends from Netherlands.

Up to date, Nkwenda Deaconess School has five students. After their 3 years theoretical learning, they begin their practical work for two years. The subjects taught include; Home Based Care, Social Issues, Diaconia, Bilble Knowledge, Nutrition, Psychology, Leadership and Liturgy. Therefore, the students are trained to become future Deacons to save in the church.

Tumushubire kindergarten formerly known as Tumaini was established in the year 2000. Up to date, the kindergarten class has 22 pupils who are boarding scholars. These pupils are taught numbers, Kiswahili and Alphabets as their first stage of learning.

Tumushubire English Medium Primary School
The primary school of Tumushubire began with a total of 15 pupils. The school has now grown with a total of 110 pupils from STD I to STD V


The following are some of the achievements that have been attained by Tumushubire

Future plans

For further information through Sr. Florence Gatege . Email :fgatege@yahoo.com

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