Meet Our Administrators

Mr. Rasul A. Yamungu

Head of School

Karibu (Welcome)

Allow me to introduce myself as the 2021-2022 newly appointed Head of School, Rasul A. Yamungu. I would like to be the first to welcome you and your family to the Iringa International School’s website. We are honored and delighted you have taken time out of your day to learn more about our school.

As the Head of School, it is my personal responsibility to provide both students and staff, with the best possible learning environment our school can provide. However, the success of my role is built on the collective efforts of a fantastic group of teachers, a dynamic staff and engaged parents.

The Iringa International School prides itself on providing our students with a rigorous, yet balanced education that focuses on developing the whole child, both academically and socially. Our academic program incorporates the International Baccalaureate curriculum for our primary or PYP year students, and the Cambridge International curriculum for our lower and upper secondary students. We are confident that both curricular programs provide students with a solid foundation for academic success. This success will allow them to compete equally as global citizens in a consistently demanding world for graduates with an internationally recognized education.

In developing our students socially, we value the international part of our name as a social responsibility to help our students learn to appreciate the diverse world in which they live. Each day we cultivate an environment where students from various countries, learn, play, and grow together, while developing lifelong friendships. Our small class sizes, safe and intimate campus setting and uniform-free dress code, are additional benefits that help create an environment and culture of teaching & learning, welcomeness, and belonging.

It’s my hope that you will continue to preview our website and strongly consider us as a viable option for your child’s primary and secondary education. If you have any questions or would like to know more, please feel free to call or email us.

Thank you again for giving us your time and we look forward to meeting you soon.

Upendo Mrikaria

School Administrator & Business Manager

About Me


I am Upendo Mrikaria, the School Administrator and Business Manager for the Iringa International School. Prior to my employment at the IIS, I worked as an administrator in various academic institutions of higher learning. This experience gave me a genuine appreciation for the value of a quality education. My personal education includes a Master degree in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

Although my prior experience was with institutions of higher learning, it wasn’t until I began my work with the Iringa International School, that I realized the need for a good educational foundation, must be established at the primary and secondary levels. This is why I am so passionate about the proper managing of the school’s critical business needs like timely payroll processing, consistent facilities maintenance, adequate replenishing of teacher and student supplies and the maintaining of proper legal documents. Each of these responsibilities help to ensure that teachers and students can focus on the business of teaching and learning.

I look forward to working with your family and your student(s), in helping to provide them with the best educational experience the Iringa International School can provide.

Administrative Assistant

Maria A. Budondi

Administrative Assistant & School Tour Liaison
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