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Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT) is a collaboration between the community and the volunteers with the mission of providing quality and affordable education to the less privileged students of Tanzania, East Africa. The Orkeeswa Secondary School located in North Tanzania’s Arusha Region has provided Tanzanian students the opportunity to receive secondary education in order to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to live a life that is filled with optimism, empowerment and the opportunity to make a difference.

IEFT provides volunteers with the chance to create a positive impact in the lives of young children while immersing in the spirit of East African culture. Volunteers work hand-in-hand with IEFT staff and other volunteers, establishing a sense of global solidarity.

Aside from all these, IEFT volunteers also get to enjoy and experience first-hand the natural wonders of Africa through safaris, hiking and other forms of relaxation.

Opportunity types

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Must commit at least three months, and 18-24 months is the preferable for long-term volunteers.


No program fee required. Average living and travel expenses is $300 per month, and volunteers who commit to a longer-term position will be eligible for a living stipend to cover basic expenses such as food and local travel.

Other ways you can help

Aside from volunteering, IEFT also welcomes sponsorship and donation from generous and kind-hearted individuals. Donations are used to purchase school supplies or classroom construction materials. Sponsorships, on one hand, will ensure that a student has everything that he/she needs while in school. Either way, these gives a student an excellent chance of having a brighter future.


For more information about volunteering with Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT), visit them online:

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