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Tanzania School Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, International, International Academic Exchange, International Relief, Primary & Elementary Schools

Mission: Fighting poverty through education in Tanzania.

Results: 48 Pre school children are attending our early education center, learning English, math, science and more! A quality pre school education where no alternative learning center is available.

Target demographics: fight poverty one classroom at a time

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100

Geographic areas served: Tanzania - East Africa

Programs: Fr. Christmas Academy providing a quality education to some of Northern Tanzania's poorest children and providing a market for creative and new hand made items

Community Stories

53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't know how they do it. Truly amazing work.
Visited Tanzania and went to see Fr. Christmas Academy. What a happy place.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Tanzania School Foundation is doing amazing work. I continue to follow them and am a proud supporter

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently visited Tanzania School Foundation's school in Tanzania. Fr. Christmas Academy. What a wonderful place, full of love, kindness and fun for all the children attending. I wish I had more funds to support their work. It was my best day in Tanzania. Look forward to going back.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

found this little gem of a school (Fr. Christmas Academy) which is run by the Tanzania School Foundation. I am a safari guide and recently took some clients there. It was the highlight of their trip. I was happy to be part of their delight.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered with the Tanzania School Foundation and was very impressed with their work. I look forward to helping them again.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fantastic! Visited Fr. Christmas Academy, the school the Tanzania School Foundation founded. It is magical place, the staff and students are wonderful. Highlight of my trip to Tanzania.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heading to Tanzania soon to work at Fr. Christmas Academy! Can't wait! They work hard in the USA to support education in Tanzania.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered with this organization at Gillette stadium recently. Great group of people doing great things in Tanzania.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a visitor to Fr. Christmas Academy in Tanzania, I can say that it is impressive work, the support, hard word and kindness of the Tanzania School Foundation is fascinating.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

No words to describe the work they do. Not relying 100% on donations that don't come, they work hard through a Tanzania art initiative to raise funds. Clever and supports local artists at the same time.

TZwonderer

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

So impressed with the work of the Tanzania School Foundation. I volunteer with this organization often. They have their work cut out of them with limited funding, they work very hard to keep the organization going and their work in Tanzania. Volunteers built their entire school...volunteers raised all the funds. Impressive.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of visiting Tanzania in 2016 and stopped by this wonderful school. They do so much with so little. Can do so much more with more funding. The Team is awesome!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met the founder at an event, she was selling beautiful Tanzania art at really good prices. She is a volunteer and all the profits go towards their programs in Tanzania. Very impressed.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Visited the School of St. Nicholas while in Tanzania. Just awesome! Small and growing, they are changing the lives of their students. Was impressed with all their efforts

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Christine the founder of the Tanzania School Foundation at the Sowa Market in Boston. I was moved by her passion and dedication to the cause. I picked up some beautiful Tanzanian crafts to support this organization. I hope to do more, in the future.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am on the ground in Tanzania working for this NGO. I just wanted to say that I am proud to be part of this growing organization. They bring life to so many here...not only our students, but the teachers, cooks, construction workers, parents of our students and more. We welcome you to come here and see for yourself. I hope to meet you here.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an elementary school teacher and love what TSF is doing. Education can change a life!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our partner school in Tanzania. Our clients and guides love going to the School of St. Nicholas. A truly happy place for all.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I don't know another organization where the founder/director is out there working alongside with their volunteers. She roles up her sleeves and makes things happen. Remarkable work, remarkable organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful people, wonderful cause. I wish I could help more, because the work they are doing is the best.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to this organization through a mutual friend. I visited their school while I was visiting Tanzania. I was so impressed with their building project. While not yet finished, it is remarkable!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer in the USA at Gillette Stadium for the Tanzania School Foundation. They are a group of hardworking individuals. I hope to travel to Tanzania one day to volunteer with their school. I was impressed with their dedication and passion for their cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a grassroots organization doing wonderful work in Tanzania. Their work is superb.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best! Visited their school in Tanzania. It is wonderful...just wonderful. Staff, students and USA members are the best!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So impressed with all of the efforts it's founder has put into this organization. They are in a period of growth and do need more help in an effort to support more children in Tanzania. I wish them all the best...they are doing a great job...but can do so much more.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered in both the USA and Tanzania for this amazing nonprofit. they do so much with so little. Students are brilliant, teachers are great and the woman who started it all has more energy than I could ever have. Truly heartwarming.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known this organization since inception through my church. I have seen it grow from nothing into something very special.
The founder of this organization is dedicated, committed and inspiring. I hope to one day travel to Tanzania and visit The School of St. Nicholas and meet the students and staff they serve.
It is very inspiring...the work of this organization is volunteer run...a labor of love.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a board member of the Tanzanian entity. What this organization does for the children of this country is inspiring. The leader of this organization empowers people on the ground here to take responsibility and excel.
It is highly ethical, fair and they treat all of us here in Tanzania with respect.
Asante Sana

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently joined this organization as a volunteer. It is run entirely on volunteers led by the founder/director who works exceptionally hard (as a volunteer) to provide education to the neediest children in northern Tanzania. Selfless, dedicated and committed. This organization is awesome

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege of watching TSF become the vibrant force that it is in Tanzania because of the hard work and sacrifices made by its founder: Chris Lott. Her infectious smile and enthusiasm inspires everyone she meets to want to do and give to her cause.

More importantly, the Tanzania School Foundation is making a real impact in the lives of so many children. These kids would never have received this kind of education and opportunity if Chris had not landed on the scene. In picture after picture (on the web site), you can really see the wonderful changes these students are experiencing.

Susan303

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met the director three years ago at a multinational
Fair here on Cape Cod. I found her booth to be very
Interesting and began following the school on
Facebook. I have marveled as the school has grown
how the children glow with their new found knowledge
and how the volunteers work tirelessly.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became acquainted with the Tanzania School a Foundation three years ago when I met Chris Lott in Falmouth, MA during a multicultural fair. I had just returned from Tanzania and I had fallen in love with the people I met. I have kemp in touch with Chris through FB and watched as the school has grown and improved. The work never ends; Chris never gives up.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since supporting this organization in 2009, I have watched it grow into one of the most impressive, transparent and amazing organizations out there. Truly remarkable what they can do with little. I would give it 10 stars!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have recently gone to Tanzania to volunteer with Christine at her school and it was an amazing experience. The kids she teaches are the sweetest loveable kids. They come each day to learn, and Christine does a great job teaching them English and math. Education is what these kids need to break the cycle of poverty in their families and Christine and her organization are working tirelessly each day to achieve that goal.

Christine115

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As founder and director of this organization I am delighted that to say that the past five years have been my biggest challenge, learning curve, labor of love and that the passion it began with still is strong. I am amazed to see how our students are growing and learning. Living in two very different worlds is not easy. I have learned to accept things I cannot change in Tanzania and work on those that can...by providing a free English Education to some of the poorest children in Tanzania. We have had volunteers in the USA and in Tanzania from all around the world. I am constantly humbled by individuals and their generosity. I have been volunteering 365 days a year for the past 5 years. It is more than a job...it is my life. I embrace it and hope to have the continued strength and success I have had over the past 5 years. Karibu Tanzania- Come and see our work!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the BOD since inception. Watching the organization grow and fulfill its mission has been incredibly satisfying. watching Chris our founder and director (who is a volunteer) work so hard in two countries worlds apart is incredible.
My hats off to all of the volunteers, donors and to Chris for making this remarkable organization run. It amazes me every day.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After I returned from a trip to Tanzania, I read about Chris' remarkable work to help the people there. When I told Chris I was looking to purchase some local handicrafts, she went above and beyond to find them. I was so happy to buy them from her because I knew the proceeds would directly support Tanzanian artisans and Chris' school. If my family ever returns to Tanzania, we would like to visit, donate to, and perhaps volunteer at the School of St. Nicholas. Asante sana, Chris, for helping and inspiring me, but especially for all you do on behalf of the children in Arusha. Best of luck to you.

Donor

Rating: 5

Chris has taken her passion for helping people and has turned her professional life on its head by transitioning from a valued team member at the financial instituation of Goldman Sachs to building on her volunteer work (which she did using her comp time from G-S) in Sri Lanka and Tanzania to creating Chris Cares as her full-time work. Her tireless energy and can-do spirit infects everyone she meets, giving her a Midas touch in getting people to share her desire to leave this world a better place. This charity is worthy of your support, either as a donor or volunteer.