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.


In 2023, TEMBO is sponsoring more than 170 girls for secondary school including 44 girls who started Form 1 in January.

Each girl receives the necessary support to attend school including a school uniform, bedding and a trunk, toiletries and educational resources. TEMBO also provides support for a mentorship program provided by the TEMBO (Tanzania) staff to help motivate the girls to study hard and stay in school.

Before attending secondary school, the girls attend PASS (Primary and Secondary Success Program), a 10-week academic support program that helps the girls transition from primary school.

During the school year, the girls attend TEC (TEMBO English Camp), a 3-week tutoring program between Term 1 and Term 2 where they receive instruction and support from local secondary school teachers.

Since 2007, TEMBO has sponsored more than 500 girls for secondary school, many of whom have continued on to vocational training or teachers’ college. We always believed that our educational programs were making a difference and now the Girls’ Research Study: The Power of Education 2023 confirms this with multiple key findings.


TEMBO supports life long learning for 120 Maasai women in rural, remote villages in Longido District, Tanzania.

Each week, the women gather under a tree at the base of Mt. Longido. The goal of the program is to provide women with access to basic literacy and numeracy, and a forum for talking about key issues such as women’s rights, the importance of education and women’s health.

The program is provided jointly by our Tanzanian partners, TEMBO (Tanzania) and Learning in Longido.

TEMBO works in the heart of the Maasai community where women have traditionally been marginalized and faced great hardship including forced marriages and early pregnancies, poor access to education and limited opportunities to contribute to their families and communities.


Your generosity can help put books on the shelf or support women in a tailoring program at the Longido District Learning Centre.


When you buy a gift, you help us cover the cost of literacy classes for women, computer lessons for children and more!