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Enhancing Education

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Enhancing Education

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Enhancing Education

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Enhancing Education

Building brighter Futures

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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 and planning to build the Losirwa student center, before we help the Oldeani School with their teacher housing needs.   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 fees 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 with this scholarship while the parents pay for the subsequent year’s fees.  The result is that 100% of those accepted are now attending secondary school for at least one year and a higher proportion are returning for Forms II, III, and IV. Cost: about $260 per year, per child, uniform, lunch and solar light included.  Quite a deal.  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 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.