Supporting Schools in Tanzania
The mission of Tanzania Education Corporation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public corporation, is to provide financial support for selected English-language based primary and secondary schools in Tanzania.
We provide funds for school infrastructure projects including classroom buildings, dormitories, playgrounds, libraries and administrative offices.
In addition we provide funds for student scholarships and professional development for teachers through a volunteer teacher training program.
The school we have identified to support is:
Education in Tanzania
The United Republic of Tanzania is located in East Africa and has a population of 39 million. As of June 2007, there were nearly eight and a half million students attending primary school in Tanzania. With a limited annual budget and a poor infrastructure, providing quality education for each of these students is a significant challenge. Because students from the majority of government-sponsored schools are not given sufficient instruction, materials and skills to succeed, many of them perform poorly or drop out due to high truancy rates. Because of the significant need for high-level education, concerned citizens and organizations have founded private institutions. Seen as the best chance at success for primary students, English medium schools (all curriculum is taught in English) have become popular alternatives to government-sponsored schools.