Origin of the Msimbazi Centre

This centre was established with the assistance of an organisation known as Catholic Workers movement of Switzerland whose members were laity workers in factories and offices in conjunction with His Grace the Archbishop of Dar es Salaam archdiocese, the late Edgar Astrides Maranta (O.F.M) of the Capuchin congregation. Records indicate that this centre is among 40 centres in the world located in Africa, Asia and Latin America, which were built through the same assistance and this is the biggest among them all. The centre started to operate at a low level in March 1961 as a centre of adult education and became fully operational in June 1962 when it was officially opened.