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.
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 and the school’s rank rose from 78th to 6th among 101 schools in its district! Meali’s parents are very grateful, and we are now applying our experience to improve other schools in the area, while continuing to work with Meali.