Excel Education Foundation was founded in 2013 by Sara Mponzi and Fatuma Kimaro. Sara and Fatuma are native Tanzanians who saw a need in their community and decided to do something about it. Many children are being raised without one or both parents and consequently lack familial resources, care, and support. The children lack proper nutrition. They have no electricity at home. Some have no running water.
Children unable to pay school fees are not able to take the examinations and progress to next level. Limited resources, lack of income, limited education of parents, and illness all contribute to the need for support.
EEF began with just twelve primary school students, providing them with a school uniform and supplies, and paying their school fees. Since then, the organization has expanded, and Currently provides up to 101 children in Moshi with a pathway to public education, both primary and secondary and healthcare.
What we Do?
The work of EEF goes beyond that of mere financial support. We provide our students with the familial structure and emotional support, which they usually lack at home. The children get a real sense of community and family at EEF through EEF group activities like the annual KiliMarathon, that all our children took part in as a group. We broaden their horizons and open their minds to career possibilities and opportunities that the gift of an education can give them access to. We also take our children on educational tours to further their personal growth. Our tours fall into two categories – career opportunities, and community development. We strive to give every child a level playing ground when it comes to their childhood and we continually strive to achieve this goal.
We also have started a woman empowerment group in the area, which is welcome to all woman, regardless of age in the community. These woman learn essential and new skills that can help them in providing for their children, while giving them a sense of community and meeting place to talk, discuss and grow. As the african proverb goes “if you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.” These woman learn the meaning of this and share their skills, discuss problems and are paramount to the development and education of their children.
Every Child has the opportunity to achieve his/her fullest potential and participate in and contribute to all aspects of life.
To establish and sustain programs which support education to orphans and vulnerable children and impoverished families through establishing a fund and income generating activities by networking and collaborating with local and international partners, community and local government organizations.
Short Term Goals
*Secure current sponsors to continue to sponsor the same child throughout their education. *Set up peer tutoring group for each school, to encourage communication and support in understanding educational lessons
*To support 100 primary school students and 20 secondary school students for the 2018 school year
*Establish and sustain health and nutritional program to benefit the children
*To provide educational experiences, such as tours and activities, for our students to participate in the community to encourage being responsible for others and involved with practical applications of these character traits.
Long Term Goals
Expand to serve more students (200 children by the year 2020)
*New Recruiting pathway
*Arrange information of volunteers
*Recruit New Sponsors and Partnerships
*Create and sustain international and local partnerships
*Buy a vehicle to aid in transportation of students