Mission Statement: Support disadvantaged students in Tanzania by providing grants to existing educational organizations.
Our goal is to keep administrative costs below 7%.
In 2012, 97.8% of your donations went directly to our projects in Africa.
To read our fundraising letter, click here.
To read our brochure, click here.
We are a small grassroots organization founded by a group of volunteers from the United States of America who have been touched by the beauty and the hardships of the people of Africa. We are currently focusing our efforts in Northeast Tanzania. In these areas, school is not free and many families live on only $1.00-$2.00 a day and cannot afford to send their children to school. Our main objective is to help support educational opportunities for disadvantaged people so they can have access to education. The word “Elimu” means education in Swahili, the beautiful, rhythmic language of Tanzania.
We support existing Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in Tanzania which provide education to disadvantaged students. Elimu Africa will award annual grants to organizations through an application process.
Several Elimu Africa board members have traveled to Tanzania and fallen in love with the lovely, joyful people of this beautiful country. We have empathized with the difficult challenges they face in their lives due to the lack of education. Our goal is to become an agent of change by helping students get their education and break the cycle of poverty.
To make a tax deductible donation, go to How You Can Help.
For an overview of our work and our goals, view our slide show.
We are pleased to have been ables to support many schools in Tanzania. Click here to read about them.
Dick McMorrow, Elimu Africa board member, has developed an inspiring video featuring the people of Africa and the students at one of our past projects, the Second Chance Education Center, Moshi, Tanzania.
To view the video showing the students at Second Chance Education Center click here.
After her trip to Tanzania in 2005, Kristy Blick, Elimu Africa chair, wrote a song called “Miss Africa” in honor of the beautiful girls and women of Africa. To listen to the song and order a copy of the CD, click here.
Elimu Africa is a registered United States 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.