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Improving Access to Education

Help us support the youth, teachers, and families of the Mara region


Your donation helps families in the Mara region foster a culture of reading and education.

Tanzania Development Support's mission is to support community-identified educational improvements for youth, especially girls, in the Mara region as a way to escape poverty.

Your generous gift to TDS will go towards supporting various educational projects and programs that improve access to quality education for youth, teachers, and their families in the rural Musoma area. We work directly through community groups, NGO's, and schools in the area to identify and prioritize the needs of the community. Your donation will be applied to one of the following programs, based on the priority that has been determined in partnership with local community leaders:

  • The Madaraka Nyerere Library and Community Resource Center
  • Early Childhood Reading programs at the LCRC and in villages surrounding the LCRC
  • Resources and professional development programs for teachers
  • Computer training, programming, and technology clubs at the LCRC
  • 4H Career Pathways clubs in seven primary and secondary schools
  • Scholarship for gifted girls in secondary school

For the most recent updates on our projects, please visit our blog for regular updates.

Please complete the form at the top of the page to make a donation online. Donations by check or cash should be addressed to Tanzania Development Support and sent to 201 Thornbrook Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115, USA. If you prefer to process an online donation through PayPal, please visit

TDS can also receive donations of stocks and bonds, and IRA distributions. Email if you need more information.

Does your employer match charitable contributions? We're happy to provide any documentation needed to help your contribution go even further.