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We are renovating classrooms at our local primary school. Many students have to share a desk. Because they sit so close together, students are easily distracted. By purchasing a desk, you are helping to provide our students in rural Tanzania with the learning environment they need in order to focus on their studies.


In 2004 Tanzanian Children’s Fund entered into a partnership with the Tanzanian government to co-manage Gyetighi Primary School. Gyetighi was once the lowest ranked school in the region. Today Gyetighi is one of the best schools in its region.


We believe that one of the critical factors to success as an adult is a good education. In tandem with this, we have always believed that it is important for our children to attend the local primary school to foster their sense of belonging to a wider community. In July 2007, the Children's Village entered into a ‘management partnership contract’ with Gyetighi Primary School and the District Education Office. Since then, we have been working with the Head Teacher, the School Committee, and District Officials to improve the school.

It’s working! In 2004 only 25% of the students passed the Standard 7 National Exam which determines their eligibility to matriculate to secondary school. In 2010, 96% of the students passed this exam and in 2011 100% of the kids passed the national exam!

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The Rift Valley Children’s Fund (RVCF) provides financial and intellectual support to programs designed to lift lives and build futures.

Core Values

Provide a loving home, family and community for the orphaned children of RVCV so that may grow to be self-sufficient and productive citizens of Tanzania.

Provide support for caregivers of orphaned children so that they may remain within their extended family.

Provide leadership, teachers and resources to the local primary school ensuring that all of the children from this impoverished community receive a first rate primary education.

Provide secondary school scholarships and adult education for the brightest, most motivated students from the area so that they can break the cycle of poverty and become productive citizens.

Provide the children of RVCV and the community with access to free, high quality medical care.

Provide economic growth opportunities to the community through our microfinance program.