Maasai Children Education was established after Henry and Doris met a six year old living on the streets and shared the story with his family. They did some research and discovered that there are over 1 million orphans in Tanzania with numbers increasing daily due to the HIV/AIDS and the Malaria pandemic. Some orphaned children can be integrated into extended families, however lack of resources and lack of education mean that many of these children end up living on the streets fending for themselves. These are children who urgently need a safe home.
In 2013, Doris and Henry home was renovated to accommodate children, and family income was used to ensure that children had food, medical care and other necessities. We started with 5 children in January 2013 and we currently serving 10 children. Some are children with disabilities whose families are unable to care for them, some have lost one or both parents, and some have family who are just too poor to be able to feed and clothe them
MCE has been also established to give people the opportunity to work on community initiated projects in developing countries, volunteers work in Agriculture, Health, Education, Environment and Business development.
Our vision at MCE is to ensure quality of life for the orphaned and the less fortunate children in Tanzanian society.
The objectives of the center are to:
1. provide care and guidance to the children
2. provide quality education
3. establish a home where children are safe and feel secure
4. network with other organizations to support each other in the effort
5. raise public awareness about the plight of orphaned children
6. advocate for the rights of children.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You are welcome and invited to work with us to help make a difference in so many lives of children and extremely poor families.
Your donation will help:
Build an orphanage
Build a school
Buy a large van, SUV, or small bus
A very poor and needy family
Other worthy projects
Maasai Children Education supervises the entire projects from the start, to ensure that all goes according to schedule. 100% of the donations reaches the children and projects we work on.
Maasai Children Education is a 501 (c)(3) organization, Your gifts are tax-deductible, as provided by law.
Our volunteer program was established in 2012. Volunteers are highly appreciated for their unwavering support and the hope they generate in the children and the Centre during their time with us. Volunteer efforts directly empowered and encouraged our children to understand that they are special and can be successful. The hardest part for both parties is to say “goodbye!” at the end of the program.
The volunteer’s goal is to make the effort to touch a child in the most important ways through loving, caring, encouraging freedom of expression, enhancing a sense of each other, and teaching the children, the caretakers and the teachers, while respecting the culture and working with the resources available here. Each volunteer brings unique skills that contribute meaningfully to the positive experience of our children, staff, supporters and other volunteers. Henry and Dorice family and MCE would like to invite you to experience this rewarding journey.
If you would like to volunteer, let us know your areas of interest and we will do our best to accommodate you and make your stay a memorable one. Some of the things volunteers do include…
– Help children practice their English. Our schools teach all subjects in English.
– Assist students in the classroom and after school with their assignments.
– Arrange fun activities including: riding bikes, cooking classes, hikes and games every weekend.
– Sponsor and plan field trips, with the help of Centre management
– Assist with health care, mini-checkups, height/weight charting and going to hospital.
– Clean and repair the children’s surroundings, clothing, shoes, etc.
– Take part in clubs like reading, spelling bees, drama, music and dancing.
– Assist with husbandry projects. We have cows, goats, and chickens.
– Make teaching aids for the teachers.
– Read stories and help children learn to read.
Small class sizes, good quality teachers, and a positive learning environment combine to give our children a chance to become future leaders in Tanzania. For USD $50 per month or USD $600 per year, you can give a Tanzanian child the greatest gift of all: a good education and the chance for a future as a productive member of Tanzanian society.
Health and welfare sponsorship:
Sponsor a child for USD $35 per month or USD $420 for an entire year. This small amount covers meals, housing, clothing, toiletries, caretaking, routine medical expenses, and school supplies
For just USD $85 per month or USD $1020 per year, you can support all of a child’s needs.
We greatly appreciate donations of the following items.
School and Stationery Supplies
Art and Craft Supplies
Books and Board Games
Children’s Music and Audio Stories
Pre-loved Toys – dolls, soft toys, trucks
Pre-loved Children’s Shoes and Clothes
The programmed features a month long orientation, including Intensive Language study, followed by volunteers placement. Maasai Children Education enables Men and Women to work along side people in poorer countries in order to share skills, build capabilities and promote international understanding and action, in the persuit of a more equitable world.
cation projects are happening because of people like you. Thank you for your support.
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