Empowering students of Tanzania
to learn, lead and thrive

About TEF

The Tanzania Education Fund (TEF):

The Tanzania Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to sustaining the development and success of Nianjema Preschool, Primary, Secondary Schools in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. TEF is based in Vienna, Virginia, U.S.A.

Because the Executive Director of the school and its staff are volunteer positions, 98 % of all donated funds go directly to Nianjema and the students it serves.

To discuss giving opportunities, contact Executive Director Daphne Sloan.

The TEF Board also acts as a liaison to the on-site Nianjema Trustees, a board that supervises the daily program and activities of the school

  • Built and now supports a pre-school, primary and secondary school in Tanzania.
  • Provides equal educational opportunities for girls and boys.
  • Provides an educational experience for Tanzanian children that leads to self-motivation, broad understanding and habits of learning that continue beyond graduation.
  • Supports the development of Modern Medical Clinic Tanzania, which will serve the students and staff of Nianjema Schools and the surrounding community.
Children in class

It is a rewarding experience to watch the progress of Nianjema in meeting the secondary education needs of students in Tanzania.
– Edward M. Holland, TEF Founding Board Member,
attorney and retired Virginia State Senator