Tanzania is a country full of potential. Its citizens enjoy political stability, a growing economy, and some of the greatest wildlife reserves on the planet. However, it is also one of the poorest countries in the world, with GDP per capita estimated as $1050 in 2018.
About 80% of Tanzanian youth attend primary school, the first 7 years of education. For secondary school, the next 4 to 6 years, this number drops to 30%. The government of Tanzania has recently (2015) taken steps to eliminate the additional school fees and “contributions” (additional fees charged by schools to pay for the schools’ running costs) previously required to enter lower-secondary schools in the country. While this has improved the chances for a child to attend secondary school there are still significant financial burdens associated with attendance – school uniforms, transportation (especially for children in rural settings), and supplies such as books are not covered. As a result, secondary school education is still out of reach for many potential students.
Tutaweza is committed to enabling Tanzanians in need of financial assistance to receive the local education they require to become the leaders of tomorrow, to the benefit of the individual and the community. Join with us in reaching that goal.