Prior to the opening of Kindimba Secondary in early 2015, over 80% of graduates from local primary schools were unable to continue their studies. This was due to there only being one local government school, meaning that places were highly oversubscribed. The local government school also performed poorly.
Early work at Kindimba focussed on the construction of buildings which are required by Tanzanian authorities to register a school. This includes classrooms, laboratories, toilets and an administration block.
The school was successfully registered and opened in January 2015. In its first year, Kindimba enrolled 191 students and employed 16 teachers.
Once the school had opened, focus turned to developing accommodation for students and teachers due to the poor roads in Kindimba making commuting to the school problematic, particularly in the rainy season.