In the rural areas of Tanzania, access to school is not guaranteed for young children. Often, the next school is 2+ hrs away from their home by foot and families can not afford transportation. Hence, children stay at home and do not receive school education. The Kyosei Foundation is building a pre- and primary school in such an area and aims to help underprivileged children into a brighter future and provides them access to high-quality education.
The slogan of Kyosei Foundation is ‘Start Small, Start Now’ – it stands for investing in future generations by creating an impact in their early lives, no matter how small. However, the organization is completely dependent on donations, if to reach its goals. Even a donation of $1 makes a huge impact and can change the future of vulnerable children in these suburbs of Arusha. The funds to make Kyosei’s vision come true are simply not there; there is no financial support from the government. Children are in urgent need for a safe school, proper classrooms and professional teachers to escape the hard life.
When we all come together and get involved, we will see entire communities begin to change. With so many ways to make an impact, you can join us and participate in building our school in Arusha!
“We seek for your help to finish our school construction. Kyosei Foundation must meet the registration requirements as per the government rules. The government demands 12 classrooms in total to approve a permanent registration.”
PHASE #1: 2017-2020
In 2017, Kyosei Foundation was able to purchase land of the size of 3.5 hectares thanks to various generous contributions of international volunteers, local supporters and external fundraisers. The land is located outside of the town Arusha, in a very rural area called Terrat Ward, and comprises 17,200 square meters. In 2019 and 2020, with the help of further donations, three classrooms, an office and toilets to accommodate 96 children were built. This was the very birth moment of the Kyosei Pre- and Primary School as it is known today. The school gives many local children the chance to high-quality education as otherwise, they would not have access to any kind of school education. The goal of Kyosei Foundation s to eradicate poverty through education and build a better and brighter future for vulnerable children in Arusha, Tanzania. In specific, the aim is to build a school that has the capacity of 320 students.
We are very proud of our accomplishments and so incredibly thankful and grateful for the support our organization has received so far. Thinking back to the very start of Kyosei Foundation, it started operating in a single rented accommodation room in 2015 in the area of Sinoni Ward with only 10 students.
PHASE #2: 2021-2022
Due to continuous support from volunteers, local supporters and external fundraisers, Kyosei Foundation was able to grow further during the years of 2021 and 2022. For instance, two more school classrooms were built. As of summer 2022, the school consist of 6 classrooms. Furthermore, a small kitchen was constructed in which the school children’s breakfast (porridge) is prepared and served every morning. Another building hosting an additional office as well as a large library simultaneously functioning as an extra study room is currently in the works and will be finished end of summer 2022.
Kyosei Foundation welcomes volunteers from all around the world throughout the whole year – we are so happy to have you and we are grateful for your support. Together we can achieve our goals! However, only recently we finished the construction work in the volunteer accommodation. From April 2022, Kyosei volunteers stay in a newly built family home together with the founder of Kyosei Foundation Steven Saning’o and his wife, Mama Lau, who prepares three meals a day for the volunteers and helps them in any matters. We are so proud to offer our volunteers a safe home away from home!
PHASE #3: 2023-future
Although Kyosei Foundation has achieved so much in the recent years with the help of past generous donations, more funds are massively and urgently needed to finish building the school. There are certain governmental requirements to be met and for that, the is further construction work planned. See below for future expansions plans of Kyosei Foundation. We kindly ask you to participate and help fundraising in order to reach our goals. Underprivileged, vulnerable children, orphans and low income families – the local community in general – are waiting for their school to be ready. Let’s make this happen together!
FUTURE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Equipment for the classrooms: 16 tables, 32 chairs, 3 shelves, 1 blackboards, 1 dustbin, 1 teacher’s desk.
Equipment for school yard: 2 swings, 1 slide, 10 soft mats, 1 table tennis table + raw materials and work fee.
A NEW CLASSROOM.
The school’s greatest need is to finish all the buildings. Now we have 6 classes left to complete the construction of classes up to the 7th class. Costs below rated for one classroom.
SCHOOL FENCE & ENTRANCE
Parking lot for visitors and school buses, as well as fence and entrance gate for increased security.
TEXTBOOKS AND STATIONARY SUPPLIES
Recurring teaching aids: (Textbooks and other supplies) and learning materials.
Electricity in school facilities powered by sustainable power sources such as solar panels.
Safe and fast transportation of students to / from school via school owned bus, as many of them have to walk 1+ hrs all by themselves.
Providing clean water to the students because tap water is not drinkable; reducing the costs of sourcing water externally.
($ 1, 900)
Eradicate poverty through the power of education.
Help us build a school and a brighter future for vulnerable children.
“We seek for your help to finish our school construction, to meet registration requirement as per the government rules. The government need us to finalise constructions plans mentioned above in order to approve a permanent registration of our school.”
We would highly appreciate your support in raising more funds to reach our goals. Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about one or multiple of the named construction projects, such as information on the specific costs and the timeline. You can set up your own fundraising campaign on trusted crowdfunding platforms such as Gofundme. We are happy to send you some up-to-date photos of the current state of the school facilities and ongoing construction, if needed, as well as the Kyosei Foundation bank details for the transfer of donations. Only with the help of generous supporters we are able to expand our organization. We are so thankful from the bottom of our hearts!