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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Agricultural Programs, Economic Development, Education, Food, International, International Agricultural Development, International Economic Development, Microfinance, Universities

Mission: Educate Tanzania partners with developing communities to promote and sustain economic and social prosperity through education.

Results: Amazing milestones! Tanzanians have the deed for the 1,000 campus. MSAADA Architects developed the campus site plan and building renderings. Groundbreaking in 2012. Academic zone includes ten structures built through collaborative efforts by ETI and global partners in Tanzania, Sweden, and Germany. A rigorous 4-year, hands-on college curriculum is built by College of Ag (University of Minnesota); EARTH University (Costa Rica) with local Tanzanian expertise. Water harvesting systems are designed and built. KARUCO was dedicated and inaugurated on October 29, 2017 and opened October, 2018.

Target demographics: 332,000 people

Direct beneficiaries per year: 50 young women and 50 young men as KARUCO's first students; and 720 local farmers through Community Engagement.

Geographic areas served: Karagwe, Tanzania - an often neglected area of rural Africa

Programs: Agribusiness through KARUCO - Karagwe University College. We partner with Tanzanians to alleviate poverty through a hands-on program in education and business.

Community Stories

86 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a supporter, donor and consultant with Educate Tanzania, Inc and through all three levels of experience with this organization have found the staff, Board and work to be organized, thoughtful and with an intense focus on program delivery. I'm thrilled and honored to have found this unique and special organization and to support the work done on the ground and in partnership and with leadership from local communities in Tanzania.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been following Tanzanian NGO's for some time and I am incredibly impressed by the work of Educate Tanzania. The work that this organization does focusing on the importance that education plays within developing nations is inspiring. I am very, very excited to see what they accomplish in the future.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I became aware of Educate Tanzania through a Google search. Little did I know, I would fall in love with the people, mission, compassion and dedication all donors, volunteers and board members put forth. I am proud to say that I am one of 2 Interns for Educate Tanzania! Every week I look forward to going into the office and helping to build a world class University from the ground up. Educate Tanzania is an NGO that has strong professional expertise, caring people and a great mission:" Bringing education, water and health to the neediest part of our world" (ETI Mission http://educatetanzania.org/).

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

Educate Tanzania has laser focus on the end game for the people of Karagwe, Tanzania -- an agricultural college that moves the people from subsistence farming (hand to mouth) to the development of an expanding agricultural economy which will raise the living standards of millions of impoverished people. If you want to make a difference, you can make a HUGE difference by working with and helping this organization.

Best of all, the work of ETI is driven and directed by the people of Karagwe. ETI provides money and expertise in our role as a benefactor to that community. This vision is Tanzania's vision and we are helping to make it happen.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was born in Africa, that part of the world which for a long time evoked images of famine, disease, poverty and war. More than anyone, I can relate to the people of Karagwe because their story is also mine.
The story of young people in the quest of knowledge and a better future.
Educate Tanzania enables this young generation to dream again and also to make their dream come true through education.
Jan is an experienced educator who spent her rich career in the amphitheaters of a handful of well renowned universities in America.
I have been serving in the board of ETI for a little while and I couldn't be more fulfilled because I really feel like I'm part of something bigger than myself.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I became aware of Educate Tanzania's work through my boyfriend who met Jan at the University of Saint Thomas. The organization's dedication to serving those without access to life-changing educational opportunities is inspiring. During the annual fundraising event this year, I learned about some of the various obstacles and barriers that stand in the way of providing education to those who need it most. Despite these challenges, EDI continues to prosper and grow, in turn, helping thousands of people. The founders are devoted disciples who work both in country and state-side to build the infrastructure necessary to implement EDI's mission. The dedication and ambition of this organization is one of a kind!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I found out about Educate Tanzania through my mom, who knows one of the founders, Jan Hansen. She speaks passionately about the work they do and the impact that is possible with the resources they have acquired through fundraising and other partnerships. While I haven't been able to attend any of the sponsored events, I always hear how things are going, and things seem to moving quickly! As someone with many friends who have gone through various Peace Corps programs in Africa, I've heard a good deal about the difficulty in getting things done efficiently and quickly - and what impresses me most about Educate Tanzania is their partnerships with the local community. I have faith that these relationships will sustain this project long into the future.

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