EFFORTZ FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 5 stars   43 reviews

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Location: 447 Davisville Rd East Falmouth MA 02536 USA

Mission: EfforTZ is an all-volunteer nonprofit that works to provide a quality education to Tanzania's children so that they may have better lives and contribute to the betterment of their communities and country. 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.
Results: We have helped over 4,000 children through our literacy program. We have also provided our 6 partner primary schools with 620 pounds of school supplies, and 2,600 books. In 2013 we will have 28 multi-year scholarship students.
Target demographics: Impoverished children in Tanzania, including orphaned and abandoned boys and girls of the Maasai tribe.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 4,000
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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

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We started EfforTZ more than three years ago with a vision for improving the educational opportunities for a small number of orphans. It was important to me that we set realistic goals and meet them. Each year since then we have been able to meet our goals and set new, higher goals. It was a great joy to have five
of our scholarship recipients graduate from Level 7 this year from two of the best schools in Arusha. It is also gratifying to know that more Maasai girls from the villages we serve are eager to apply for help to improve their education and their opportunities. I am blessed to be part of EfforTZ team.

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2013

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I am humbled to be part of this wonderful organization, which is focused on providing improved educational opportunities for underserved children in Tanzania. When we began in 2010, we were providing private school scholarships for the orphaned boys from TACODA Children's Home in Arusha and a few public school scholarships for family members of TACODA's staff. We have since expanded that to include young women from Maasai villages who have traditionally been excluded from education beyond the age of 12. EfforTZ is an all-volunteer non-profit, so all donations go directly to services in Tanzania. My experience with EfforTZ has been life-changing for me.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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My husband and I have supported EfforTZ from its beginning. The founders of Effortz are personnally involved and donate their time and energy to the efforts. We are so happy to sponsor a scholarship each year and to know that one of the children is going to have a completely different life because of us and the good work EfforTZ performs. While I may never see the scholarship recipient in person, the photos of the smiling faces of healthy, happy children is reward enough for me.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand to benefit more children,especially the at risk female population.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The passion, dedication and tireless hard work shown by the founders of EfforTZ and its volunteers are profoundly moving. As one who teaches children, I feel extremely confident that all children whose lives are touched and changed by EfforTZ are indeed blessed.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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2012

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As the manager of the nation's largest workplace giving campaign, I see a lot of nonprofits doing great work in every possible cause, in nearly every possible location. I am impressed with the dedication and passion of the board of EfforTZ and the work they are doing to change individual lives. I give a large portion of my own personal donation to EfforTZ each year, and I am certain they make the best possible use of my donation.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

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A lot

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Likely

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2012

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The EfforTZ foundation team is an inspired, dedicated, passionate group. Their vision starts with educating orphans, and by changing the lives of individual children, one at a time, they aim to improve society. They keep feet on the ground in Tanzania to verify that donations are spent with maximum effect, and bring enormous experience in teaching, management, and operations to the project. EfforTZ maximizes the impact of every donor dollar, and I have never felt like my little donations made such a big difference. Thank you EfforTZ foundation!

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My husband and I have supported Effortz since its inception. The founders of this organization are experienced educators who have a clear vision for the foundation and a genuine passion for offering children in this part of Tanzania an education. I have traveled fairly extensively through Sub-Saharan Africa over the last 15 years. I've seen first-hand how NGOs and non-profits in the region go about trying to fulfill their purposes. In terms of positive impact per dollar, Effortz must be among the leaders. Because the founders donate their own time and effort to running the foundation, we know that every dollar we donate is directed to an orphaned or disadvantaged child's education. What better investment could there be in our global society?

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I am in the fields in Tanzania and I can clearly see the significant of EfforTZ Foundation to Orphans, abandoned children and Maasai girls. EfforTZ Foundation rescues Eight Maasai girls each year from early forced marriages and provide them with education. Much has to be done to help more Maasai girls realize their potential and get rid of early forced marriages. It is common here for a girl of 12years to be forced to marry an elder of 45 to 60 years.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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I was so lucky to be able to stay at Tacoda and visit Arusha, teach at the primary schools there and feel like I was helping. Being part of this program was a wonderful oppportunity for me, one I would love to do again.I strongly encourage others to support this program and the great works they are doing.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Effortz is an incredible foundation that touches the lives of so many boys and girls. I'm so honored to be a part of it.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Effortz Foundation is a brilliant organization. They are doing incredible work in Tanzania.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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