mission

To develop young leaders in the Olevolos Village through formal schooling, tutoring programs, and extra-curricular activities.

vision

A village where young people become educated leaders and serve as role models for future generations.

values

  1. Excellence in teaching
  2. Local community involvement, ownership, and investment
  3. Equitable access to education, particularly for vulnerable children
  4. Supportive and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow
  5. Life-skills and leadership development

history

Education sector reforms began in Tanzania in 1995.  The main purpose of the reforms was to ensure equitable access to education.  However, the reforms were not comprehensive and only focused on primary school.  Additionally, students were still expected to pay for their own uniforms, books, and school supplies.  Because of this, it was not an economic reality for everyone.  Many children do not have the financial support to pay for the necessary materials or for the fees associated with pre-primary and secondary schooling.

The Olevolos Project was founded in 2007 to create educational opportunities for disadvantaged children from the Olevolos Village in Tanzania, Africa.  Our mission is to develop young leaders through formal schooling, tutoring programs, and extra-curricular activities.  Because we aim to improve access and equality to education, we pay for all the expenses for students who are unable.  Given that many of these kids lack proper nutritional meals, we have developed a school-feeding program.

Lastly, engagement with the local community is a defining part of our project.  Understanding the importance of this engagement, we work closely with the District Commissioner, Village Council, and village people to leverage goals and maximize impact in the community. Because of this, they are incorporated into every aspect of our programming.  Villagers volunteer at the site, join us in parent meetings, and sit on our advisory board.  We believe the ultimate success of the project lies in the hands of the Olevolos people.