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2019 Kilimanjaro Climb | 5,895 Meters to Support Young Readers
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Career Pathways
Proud student in his garden
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Safe Water Mugango
Testing the flow rate of new water filters
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Student Texbooks
Students reading in the Madaraka Nyerere Library
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Secondary School Scholarships
Interviews with scholarship recipients

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

From Our Blog

A House for Books

A House for Books

Former member of the TDS Board of Directors, Mark Biernacki, has published a book about his experiences traveling through Tanzania. Proceeds from sales of the book through June 1st are being donated towards our 2019 Kilimanjaro Climb goal of $75,000. A House for Books: Volunteering and Adventure in the Shadows of Kilimanjaro is available as both… Continue Reading

Events

2019 Spring Yard Sale

2019 Spring Yard Sale

Do you have items that no longer spark joy in your life? Have you been wanting to declutter and simplify your surroundings? TDS can help! We’re looking for donations of items to sell at our upcoming fundraiser yard sale which will take place the first weekend in May. We accept most everything except large appliances,… Continue Reading

Travel With Us

Meet the Climbers – Rachel McBride

Meet the Climbers – Rachel McBride

For this spotlight, we are featuring the first of four NIU alumni that will traveling to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with us. Rachel participated in the 2013 TDS Study Abroad trip and worked with Nyegina Secondary School administrators on her service learning project. Her recommendation included rearranging the meals that are given to children… Continue Reading