Orphans Africa partners with the Marilyn Orphans Project (MOP) and Future Orphans Tanzania which operates six school programs in 5 locations and according to a model of self-sustainability. Meaning, that once the school is operational, fully constructed, and registered with the government, it is capable of supporting itself. OA’s model combines tuition-paying students with fully-dependent orphan students. Tuition received from parents of non-orphan students covers the costs of teachers’ salaries, school operation, plus the room and board of the orphans. Also, by combining non-orphans with orphans, social stigmas and prejudices are reduced as opposed to being reinforced through orphan-only schools.
OA believes in development and independence, not aid. Development at the grassroots level empowers people to rise to their own giftedness, to break the cycle of poverty, and to one day declare, “We have overcome.”
Marilynn Primary and Nursery School, Majohe, Tanzania
The Marilynn Primary and Nursery School is the most advanced school, offering one of the highest levels of primary education available in Tanzania. With a library, a computer laboratory, and all-English instruction, the school gives students a strong educational foundation in preparation for secondary school. Click here to learn more about this school.
Mwaji Secondary School, Bujela, TZ
ISANDULA VOCATIONAL COLLEGE / Mbozi Nursery School/ Chimbuya Nursery School)
In 2008, the local community donated 40 acres in the Mbozi District of Western Tanzania for the development of a Vocational College. The College offers residential and commercial electrician training, automotive electrical, driving, and entrepreneurship. The drilled well allows vegetables to be grown on the land year-round. Click here to learn more about the Center.
The Mbozi Nursery School in Vwawa services children in the community. Again, orphan children attend for free. School books are provided to the school and school lunch is served daily. All orphan children receive free medical insurance.
The Chimbuya Nursery School serves orphan children and children in severe poverty. Lunch is provided daily and medical insurance is provided to all of the children.