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Educate Tanzania

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KARUCO Groundbreaking - October 11, 2012. Kjell Bergh (Consul) and Jan Hansen (ETI) at ceremony in Karagwe.

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This student in Karagwe hopes to attend college one day.

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"Yep, Africa matters!" says Digger Carey, NASA shuttle pilot - raised in Saint Paul. Digger supports ETI's goals.

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These students need a university. Help us help them give back to their community through education.

Many folks partner with universities in Africa. You can help build one.

Educate Tanzania provides education for those who have no hope for it otherwise. Together with our partners we: (1) tell the story about the desperate need for education in impoverished areas; (2) identify core problems; and (3) locate resources and expertise to solve those problems. Your donation can transform lives through education among the poorest of the poor.

Join us on our first project to help build KARUCO (Karagwe University College) in NW Tanzania. ETI donors helped make the groundbreaking possible in October 2012 and is raising funds for completion of the Academic Zone (library, classrooms, administration and curriculum).

In Karagwe there is no Serengeti, no giraffes, no urban areas. Roads are scarce and infrastructure is appalling. Yet, land is good and people are bright and eager to be part of a global community. Leaders have advanced degrees from the U.S. and Europe and are bringing people out of poverty through the window of education. ETI supports the leaders as they build an agricultural university focused on sustainability, agri-business, and gender-fair roles.

Problem: College is impossible for most in Karagwe. Those who graduate high school flee to urban areas where they hope to attend college or work. Those who stay marry early (average age 18), have children, and live in desperate poverty (90% unemployment and the average income a shocking $39 USD yearly). Help Educate Tanzania change that.

KARUCO Phase 1 focuses on the “Academic Zone” -- a library, classrooms, administration building, and curriculum. Your donation can transform lives as Vision Bagonza (16), states:

Being a native of Karagwe I have witnessed poverty in its lowest levels as a result of lack of education. I know that the ones who suffer most are women. Most girls grow up in poor families, don't finish school and as a result have no dreams for their lives other than getting married. The world just doesn't know how much it’s losing because these girls would contribute to development if they were equipped. If people were trained with how to do their best with the little they have, the dream of development would become a reality. I can't wait to see KARUCO and I see myself as a future professor there one day. Vision B. Age 16, Karagwe

Educate Tanzania helps those most directly affected by lack of educational opportunity due to poverty. Join us as our gifts transform lives.


Dr. Bernard Amadei, Founder, Engineers Without Borders, USA; Founder, Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Communities, University of Colorado

Rev. Dr. Benson Bagonza, Bishop, Karagwe Diocese, Tanzania

College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

EARTH University, Guacimo, Limon, Costa Rica, Dr. Jose Zalgul, President

Mr. Dan Edgerton, Water Resource Engineer, Stantec, St Paul, MN

Ezekiel Lutheran Church, River Falls, Wisconsin (ELCA),

Hope Medical Clinics, Kampala Uganda, Charles Lugemwa, Director

Mr. Thomas M. Johnston, Esq., Johnston Law Group PLLC, Chaska, MN

KARUCO Task Force, Tanzania, Africa

Rev. Dr. Brighton Katabaro, Coordinator for Establishment of KARUCO, Karagwe Diocese, Tanzania

Dr. Curt Larson, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, Liaison

Lighthouse Ministries Interntaional of Africa, Boni & Sandy Karanja, Co-Founders

Mortenson Center in Engineering for Developing Countries, Univ of CO, Dr. Bernard Amadei, Founder

Mr. Gregg Rutter, Educator, Architectural Designer, Orono, MN

Trees for Tanzania, Mary A. Schott, Founder, Director; Lansing, Illinois

University of St. Thomas, Dr. Julie Sullivan, President

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Educate Tanzania
CHASKA, MN 55318




Many folks partner with universities in Africa. You can help build one.

EIN: 274612029

Reports: Guidestar


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