(Excerpt from the book ‘The Greek community in Tanzania’)
In 1947, the Greeks of the then Tanganyika launched a fundraiser at the initiative of Christodoulos Galanos. Almost £24,000 was gathered. Among the major donors were G. Arnaoutoglou, Skoutaris, Arg. Monas, Mich. Kazamias, I. Kazamias, Ch. Antoniou, G. Chouris, F. Kontopoulos, N. Zachariadis, N. Athineos, N. Tsambourakis, the ‘Ralli Co.’, and the British administration. A plot of 140 acres, a few kilometers outside Arusha was bought at the price of £4,500 and the school was founded on 25/3/1949. The construction began in 1950 but the money was not enough for the completion of the school and the building of the boarding house. Finally, thanks to the generosity of Christodoulos Galanos the school was completed on 28/10/1952.