EFFORTZ FOUNDATION INC Overview
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Target demographics: Impoverished children in Tanzania, including orphaned and abandoned boys and girls of the Maasai tribe.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 4,000
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Do you have a wide social network? If so, you could tell your church, co-workers, club members or friends and family about the work we do.
How about helping us organize a clothing or school supply drive? Do you love to run, bike or walk? How about doing these things in a race and getting friends to sponsor you on behalf of EfforTZ?
Do you love photography and travel? Consider going to Tanzania and snapping photos for us to use on our website and in our newsletters?
There are many other ways to help us. Email us and let's discuss it!
Geographic areas served: Tanzania, East Africa
Programs: SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: Provide student scholarships to children who are unable to attend school because they are orphaned or abandoned, their families are too poor to send them, and they are part of a tribal culture that does not value education. Our scholarship students attend boarding schools or public day schools, depending on their circumstances.
LITERACY PROGRAM: The Tanzanian government requires students to pass an English exam to enter secondary school. Yet the primary schools rarely have more than one English book per classroom and few supplies. Through this program we provide public primary and secondary schools with much needed English books plus pencils, papers, eraser, crayons and man other supplies. In addition, our volunteer educators go into the schools and provide students with enrichment activities that help faciliate English comprehension.
These activities are not only fun for the students but they impart imiportant English language skills.
We strive to advance the educational opportunities of these children by providing scholarships to attend primary, pre-secondary, and secondary schools as well as vocational schools and institutions of higher learning.
Our scholarships cover tuition as well as the costs of medical care, clothing, school transportation and, where necessary, room and board.