The name ‘’MACHWA’’ was given to the School by us (the founders) in memorial of our father Elihudi Mshanga MACHWA who was born on 10th April 1922 at Chome, Mphembeni village, Same District, Kilimanjaro Region in Tanzania.
Machwa became a teacher for 30 yrs from 1947 to 1977. Machwa was a teacher in several schools in Tanzania specifically in Kilimanjaro Region.
During his teaching profession, a number of students went through his hand. Some of them have become senior civil servants, entrepreneurs, self employed and successful business men and business women.
In honour of his contribution to the family in particular and community at large that is why Machwa Education Foundation has come into existence.
He was also presented with Honorary Certificate from the Governor of Tanganyika Sir Edward Twining in the year 1953, for his outstanding performance in teaching.
Machwa was married to Minael Elikunda Kivuru in 1948. During their marriage they were blessed with ten children [six sons and four daughters]. The founder of Machwa Academy is the ninth born i.e Hossea E.M. Machwa