THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO BOOST DEVELOPMENT
LEARNING TO READ, WRITE AND DO MATHS IS A KEY STARTING POINT
The Kamitei Foundation (“Kamitei”) is a non-religious charity that aims to make an effective contribution to the education of children in rural Tanzania through small scale investments in facilities and teaching aids and through the granting of individual scholarships.
We currently support 8 primary schools and 2 secondary schools in 4 rural communities in Northern Tanzania (Kilimatembo, Kainam, Irkeepus and Oltukai), reaching 3,500 children.
Our scholarship program has changed the lives of more than 150 young students so far. Additionally, we make a positive impact on thousands of children in other primary schools and communities in rural Tanzania through field collaborations with partner-NGOs that benefit from our decades-long expertise in addressing challenges in rural primary schools in Tanzania.
Kamitei Foundation entered into field collaborations with partner-NGOs this year as a way to use its expertise in addressing challenges in primary schools in rural Tanzania to make a positive difference in the lives of even more children. As part of this collaboration...
In March 2023, our Dutch education experts Ageeth and Astrid visited Tanzania for an intensive period of meetings and school visits with Bill and Rashid. It was again a productive week and a full summary of the visit can be found in the linked document below....
In March we held nice in person events in a great setting in The Netherlands and Belgium the week after, with about 20-30 people attending each event. Many thanks to our supporters Raymond and Hugo for the hospitality! If you would like to receive a copy of the...
Our focus on education is based on the following beliefs:
- In the longer term, education has a strong positive impact on the standard of living of individuals and their communities;
- Education has important indirect benefits in areas such as health, birth control and empowerment of communities;
- The benefits of education tend to be structural and long lasting: it creates a virtuous circle.
Our field activities are based on multiple years of on-the-ground experience in rural Tanzania as to how education can be structurally improved in the most effective and efficient manner, whilst keeping overhead costs to a minimum. We use multiple approaches to reach our aim; we build school facilities, we supply desks, books and teaching aids, we provide housing, training and incentives to the teachers, etc. We don’t offer a ‘free ride’, however: the communities have to contribute themselves as well. This matching principle ensures that the communities are really committed to make things work.