trfari Supports Local Communities
trfari is committed to preserving the cultures, landscapes and wildlife that it promotes. That’s why a percentage of trfari’s profits are donated to support education of local children. trfari has partnered with Tanzania School Foundation (TSF) as a means of furthering that aim.
Tanzania School Foundation is a small nonprofit organization located in the USA and Arusha Tanzania.
Run entirely on volunteers in the United States, we employ 7 individuals full time in Tanzania.
We founded the School of St. Nicholas to provide a free quality education to some of the poorest children in surrounding villages in 2012.
At the time of writing we have 32 students ages 4-8.
Tanzania School Foundation is in the process of building a school campus in the village of Mlagarini.
One classroom at a time we are ending poverty.
Registration: 501(c)3 Non Profit Organization (USA) 26-2523039
In 2011 we founded the School of St. Nicholas in the village of Moivaro Tanzania. We began with twelve five year old children immersing them in an all English Classroom.
Today, we provide 100% free, quality education, uniforms, shoes, back packs, books, pencils, games and creative learning tools to over 30 children. We provide them breakfast daily and quarterly worm medication to keep those parasites away. We hire trained and educated teachers and staff.
We began the School of St. Nicholas to educate disadvantaged children who could not afford school fees. We accept bright children born into chronic poverty. Most of our children live with their single mothers or grandmother in a one room rented hut with no internal plumbing, electricity or toilets. It is through education that we will end the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families in the years to come.
Without an official school building, our students began their education in the living room of a rented house. Our students arrive at school early every day. They come with eager anticipation to receive an education. The School of St. Nicholas is an academically challenging environment, we are happy to see our students thriving. It is a blessing for us to see the daily, weekly and monthly growth of our students. One child at a time, WE are making a difference in their lives. With your help we can do so much more.
In March 2013 we began building an official school! With over 100 children on our waiting list we are growing leaps and bounds. Construction on our administrative office and first two classrooms has begun! We hope it to be completed by the end of 2015 with your help. It is our goal to build new classrooms every year for the next twelve years to insure our students complete secondary school. It is an ambitious goal, with your help we will achieve it.
We are a group of professionals who volunteer our time, talent and treasures to ensure our mission continues with the heartfelt compassion it began with. Founded in 2008 by Christine Lott, who had a dream. She wanted to change the world. Today, she lives that dream; changing lives one child at a time.
Meet our Board Of Directors
Former Vice President in middle office operations at Goldman Sachs for over twenty five years. In 2007 Christine traveled to Tanzania on a volunteer mission using her vacation time. While there Christine made a promise…a promise that would change her life forever. In 2009 she took on the role of Director at The Tanzania School Foundation full time. She works hard to ensure our programs are run with the compassion they began with and the necessary compliance, integrity and transparency our donors deserve. She now lives in Tanzania six months of the year running our English Medium school guaranteeing our programs are maintained to the high standards we set.
Former Vice President at Goldman Sachs for over thirty years, Pat has been with us from the beginning. In 2007, Pat traveled to Tanzania with Christine and has been a trusted and vital member of our team. Pat works hard raising funding and awareness from the New York/New Jersey area. Pat understands the needs of children in Tanzania witnessing it first hand.
Roni Richman Lally:
Roni is currently a AVP at State Street Bank where she has worked for over ten years. Roni is a dedicated and committed member of our board. She can often be found leading a team of volunteers when Chris is in Tanzania. She is a great advocate of our organization and brings new ideas and creativity to our board.
Bruce is our Secretary. He overseas all of our correspondence and written documentation. Bruce has a personal connection to Tanzania having lived there for five years as a child. He understands the poverty that many face in Tanzania. He is a huge advocate for education in Tanzania and works along side Chris two months of the year in Tanzania. In Tanzania he supervisors the local contractors overseeing our building projects. Bruce is the Owner and President of his own contracting business in the Boston office.
Currently a Technological Engineer for McKession, Chisom is a great asset to have on our team. His committment to Africa and passion for education is infectious. Chisom contributes his time, resources and creativity to our team. Together we are making a small part of the world a better place. We provide opportunities for communities to end the cyle of poverty. A place where individual can work to their full potential and where children receive a free quality education.