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Effortz Foundation Inc

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Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, International, International Relief, Literacy, Philanthropy

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.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Effortz is one of the best nonprofit in Tanzania. I have known Effortz, its founders and some of students they sponsor for six years. During this period I have observed how Effortz has managed to change lives of these children. By giving these children who come from challenging backgrounds good education and nurturing them (socially, culturally and morally), Effortz is changing their lives trajectory for the better. My wife and I are sponsoring two children through Effortz. I am a Tanzanian teacher with experience teaching in both Tanzania and now US. I have indeed witnessed 11 of the children sponsored by Effortz grow for these six years. We are blessed to have them visit us at our home in Karatu, Tanzania every year. Mathias L Bali

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

EfforTZ Foundation continues to be the only hope of the rural girl children in Maasai community of Monduli who without EfforTZ support for their education would have got married at the age ranging from 9 years to 15 years. EfforTZ liberate such undernourished girls by providing them with Education.
EfforTZ has also devoted its resources to support orphans with education in most reputable schools in Tanzania.
The books, school supplies and technical know how provided to partner schools has actually expanded the number of beneficiaries of EfforTZ Foundation in Tanzania hence strong reputation at a local community level.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Peter Dudley

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.