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Enhancing Education

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Enhancing Education

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Enhancing Education

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Enhancing Education

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100%
of your donation goes to projects
1000
+

students served
$
45

buys one set of books or one desk

What We Do

TEACHER HOUSING

Schools that provide housing for their teachers attract more and better teachers.  At the Meali Primary School, Friends of Meali created housing for 10 teachers.  Within two years, the staff has expanded from 6 teachers to 10 – an almost 50% increase, primarily because housing is available.  At the Losirwa school we have built two new teacher houses and repaired an existing house.  We are now raising money for teacher housing for the  Oldeani Primary School. We have built one new house that houses four teachers but need to renovate existing housing and build more.    Please DONATE.  ASANTE SANA!  Thank you!  read more

 

Scholarship Program

In keeping with our philosophy of “giving a boost” to the community, Friends of Meali provides a secondary school scholarship program that pays all the school expenses for the first year (Form I) for those students who pass their National Exams and are accepted into public secondary school.  We give them a boost. This pays for two uniforms, shoes, lunch, books, solar light and mattresses if they are being sent to boarding school.  The result is that 100% of those accepted are now attending secondary school including the girls.  Cost: about $260 per child.  Quite a deal. We also send the top 5 or 6 students from Meali and Losirwa to private school.   DONATE now!  ASANTE SANA! Thank you! read more

What Is Meali ?

Friends of Meali International, Inc., is improving the educational environment for Tanzanian children, beginning with our namesake, the rural Meali Primary School, and now applying the resulting template to other schools as well.  Our approach is to “adopt” a school, improve its facilities – a boost that would take decades for its impoverished community to accomplish – then continue working in less capital intensive ways to achieve gains in academic results.  We believe that education is the cornerstone of a person’s ability to succeed in life and that all children deserve the opportunity to maximize their potential.  We also strive to enhance cross cultural understanding among American and Tanzanian children.  Friends of Meali International, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization approved by the United States Internal Revenue Service.

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RESULTS

In just seven years, Friends of Meali completely, physically, transformed the Meali Primary School.  A higher proportion of Meali’s students now qualify for secondary school. 2016 saw the first graduation from Losirwa, where we have also completed a physical transformation.  Meali’s parents and the entire Losirwa community are very grateful. We are now applying our experience to physically improve the Oldeani Primary School while continuing to support Meali and Losirwa with individual ongoing programs.