Contact Us

Cheka School is co-managed by past volunteers. Each member has spent a great deal of time learning about the local culture and interacting with the students and their families. For general questions, please email us at or contact one of the managers for specific information. 

Arika Abernathy-White

Teaching Adviser, Webpage Developer and Chief Fundraiser 
Arika has spent nearly a year living in Arusha and volunteering at Cheka School since 2011.  She is currently a 1st grade teacher in the United States.

Sonia Moridian

Teaching Adviser, Volunteer Liaison, School Administrator 
Sonia serves as Cheka’s Chief Administrator and has been involved since 2014.  She resides full-time in Arusha, Tanzania.

Sarah Bielaski

Teaching Adviser and Newsletter Editor 
Sarah has spent over a year living in Arusha and volunteering at Cheka School since 2011.  She is currently a 5th grade teacher in the United States.

Deogratias Mwolo (Deo)

Local Staff Cooridinator, Community Relations Manager
Deo has served at Cheka school since 2014.  He resides full-time in Arusha, Tanzania.

Al Kassam

Canada representative and Sponsorship Enquiries Officer  
Al has visited Cheka often since 2011.  He is currently an engineer in Calgary, Canada.

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Cheka School runs entirely on donations.  100% of funds donated go directly to costs associated with running the school.

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