Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT)

Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT)

Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT)

IEFT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that envisions a world in which local communities are empowered to create a safe and healthy living environment, while preserving their own cultural values and practices. Responding to a lack of affordable secondary education in Tanzania, IEFT works with local leaders and community members to build and operate secondary schools that provide high-quality, free, holistic education to families who would otherwise be unable to afford it. Orkeeswa School proactively fosters a learning environment that values creativity, enhances critical thinking, and builds leadership. The students emerge as inspired leaders who work together to serve their community. Only 10% of Tanzanian youth are able to attend secondary school, a condition that perpetuates the cycle of extreme poverty that cripples the local and national economies. Government sanctioned schools, which are equivalent to public schools in the US, charge approximately $500 USD in annual fees, however the average annual Tanzanian family income is just $400 USD with poverty levels in rural areas notably higher. Orkeeswa School was built in the foothills of the Monduli Mountains, with the intention of battling the poverty cycle, faced by the Maasai people who make up the majority of the population in this remote area in northwest Tanzania.

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Monduli, Arusha District, Tanzania

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5 Jun 2013

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Location: Monduli, Arusha District, Tanzania

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