Tanzania has put education at the center of its National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty with the aim of ensuring equitable access to quality primary and secondary education for boys and girls, universal literacy among women and men; and the expansion of higher, technical and vocation education. Classrooms, furnishings and resources are all vital if equitable access and the physical learning environment is to be improved.
Textbooks for Tanzania is a Nebraska Synod-based project directed at providing valuable learning resources. Working closely with Tanzanian secondary educational leaders in the Northern Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, the Textbooks for Tanzania project seeks to equip Tanzanian classrooms with necessary up-to-date textbooks to contribute toward improved learning outcomes.
The ratio of textbooks to students at the Lutheran secondary schools is 1:10. It is not uncommon for a class of forty students to have one book. Tanzanian families place a high value on education in hopes that their children will have a better life. Textbooks purchased through this program are the textbooks required by the Tanzanian government for secondary school education. Each gift of $10 places a desperately needed book in a Tanzania classroom.
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Textbooks for Tanzania is a chance to honor your loved ones and make a difference in the lives of young people in Tanzania. Ten dollars places a book in a Tanzania classroom and brings smiles to the gift recipient and to faces of students in Tanzania.
You can make a gift to support Textbooks for Tanzania in honor of friends, family, a pastor, or just about anyone. You may choose from these downloadable gift cards to send to those in whose honor you have donated to Textbooks for Tanzania.
You may contribute online through the Nebraska Synod’s secure giving web page. Just click on the “DONATE NOW” link below and make sure to select “Textbooks for Tanzania” when submitting your contribution. Please note that a nominal fee will be taken out of the amount contributed to pay for fees associated with the administration of the online giving system.
You may send your contribution to:
Textbooks for Tanzania
Nebraska Synod, ELCA
4980 South 118th Street, Suite D
Omaha, NE 68137
Make checks payable to “Nebraska Synod, ELCA” and indicate “Textbooks for Tanzania” in memo line.