During the COVID-19 pandemic help TEMBO providing essential support to the TEMBO-sponsored girls including textbooks and learning materials to help girls study at home and toiletries to stay healthy. For girls facing very difficult circumstances, TEMBO also provided emergency food packages.

In May 2020, more than 60 individuals – children, families, mothers and daughters – walked with a purpose – to support the Longido community during the Covid 19 crisis. Read more about this amazing fundraising campaign here.

In early July 2020, Tanzanian schools reopened and the girls could once again focus on their studies. While they promise to work hard and stay safe at school, they will need additional hygiene suppplies including soap, hand sanitizer and masks.


*** NEW VIDEO  filmed at the Longido District Learning Centre in July 2020 with the women in the tailoring program.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across Africa, TEMBO is still working to support the women and girls in Longido District. From March – early July 2020, the Longido District Learning Centre was closed. This posed great hardship on the women in the tailoring program as they could no longer sew to generate an income and buy food to feed their families.

Thanks to the support of TEMBO donors, TEMBO was able to provide emergency food packages for the women with the most recent delivery of food taking place in July 2020.

It is expected that the tailoring program will resume in August and the women are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get back to their sewing tables.

TEMBO Canada is a federally incorporated registered Canadian charity that partners with local organizations in Tanzania to address issues of girls’ education, empowerment of women, poverty and human rights.

TEMBO believes in the power of education and the ways in which education can transform communities.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela


Your generosity can help send a girl to school plus outfit her with the necessary items including a uniform, trunk, bedding, toiletries and books.


When you buy a gift, you help us cover the cost of sending a girl to school, offering outreach programs and filling the shelves with books at the Longido District Learning Centre.