IEFT

Field Partner

IEFT operates Orkeeswa School, a top-performing secondary school located in an under-resourced Maasai village in rural Tanzania. Orkeeswa creates opportunities for students to become strong voices for change in their communities by offering high-quality, holistic education that promotes creativity, emphasizes community service, and nurtures students’ leadership capacity. Support from The School Fund allows IEFT to provide this high quality education at no cost to students.

Location:
Tanzania
Partner Type:
Private Secondary School
Population served:
Students are primarily Maasai youth from neighboring villages. 78% of households in these communities live below the poverty line. The student body is 53% female and 47% male.
Student selection criteria:
Need and Merit. Approximately 15% of applicants are admitted.
Services provided:
School supplies, athletics, nutritious meals, health care, leadership development, community engagement, arts education, entrepreneurship training and career and college counseling.
TSF student promotion rate:
2015 - 100%

IEFT is raising money for 20 students' school expenses. 19 have have been fully funded so far.

  • Papaa

    8%

    Papaa

    Tanzania

    A quiet leader, Papaa is initially shy but often steps up to take the initiative and motivate his peers. He is curious and calm, and his determination to continue his education is unwavering. Pappa is a natural athlete, and most enjoys playing football and dancing. To support their three children, Papaa’s father works as an accountant and his mother works as a primary school teacher.

    School Year 2019

  • Jennifer

    100%

    Jennifer

    Tanzania

    My parents separated a long time ago and I have not seen either of them for two years now. I live with my grandparents and with my brother and sister. My grandfather owns one donkey and one cow, so we do not have very much money. My grandfather is also sick so my grandmother has a temporary job and this is where we get all of our money. Sometimes we have a hard time getting by on just that money. I finished primary school and I knew that I liked mathematics and history the best. I also like playing sports like netball.

    School Year 2019

  • Melubo

    100%

    Melubo

    Tanzania

    Melubo resides in Lashaine Village with his large family. His father works as a security guard and his family has a small farm that grows maize and beans. His father is also a the chair of Orkeeswa School's parents' committee. After school he hopes to teach history and English, two of his favorite subjects, to secondary school students. When he's not studying, Melubo enjoys playing basketball.

    School Year 2016

  • Eline

    100%

    Eline

    Tanzania

    Eline’s family works hard on their subsistence farm to make ends meet, but often lack the additional resources to pay for school fees. Eline has two siblings: a younger brother and an older sister. While attending secondary school in Form IV, Eline’s sister became pregnant. Eline’s family supported her through the pregnancy and now, Eline’s sister is back attending secondary school. Eline and her siblings are very thankful that their family supports their education despite obstacles. Eline is very close with her family and hopes to create a new future for them through her secondary education.

    School Year 2019

  • Naserian

    100%

    Naserian

    Tanzania

    Naserian’s father has two wives and many children. Naserian lives at home with her parents, and her four siblings. Her parents work as subsistence farmers, cultivating crops and keeping livestock. Her older sister had the opportunity to go to secondary school and now is attending A-level. Naserian hopes to follow in her sister’s footsteps and succeed in her studies so that she can contribute to her family and send her younger siblings to secondary school.

    School Year 2017

  • Baraka

    100%

    Baraka

    Tanzania

    Baraka, along with his 3 other siblings, is supported by his mother who works as a subsistence farmer. His father is a retired teacher, however he left the family and is no longer in Baraka’s life. In addition to single-handedly supporting her own children, she also took in her brother’s children when he died. Neither of Baraka’s two older siblings had the opportunity to go to secondary school. Baraka hopes to be the first in his family to graduate secondary school and set a good example for his younger brother who will soon finish primary school.

    School Year 2019

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