Check out these exciting third-party fundraising events in support of TEMBO.

Algoma U and the TEMBO 500 - March 2024

On March 22nd, staff and students including the women’s soccer team at Algoma University (Sault Ste. Marie Ontario ) hosted a TEMBO 500 Challenge. Together, they cycled 500 km on stationary bicycles at the university in support of women and girls in northern Tanzania. This one-day event raised more than $1,650 for girls’ academic support programs offered by TEMBO in Longido, Tanzania.

“We believe deeply in the transformative power of education and are biking to support the next 500 girls in Northern Tanzania on their school journeys!” 

Climbing Kilimanjaro - January 2024

In January 2024 Emma Oremus embarked on an adventure she has dreamed of for a long, long time: climbing Africa’s tallest heights of Mount Kilimanjaro! 

Thanks to Emma’s dream, sense of adventure and hard work, she raised more than $1,250 for the women and girls in Longido, District.

Before the climb:

Hiking has always been a source of empowerment and connection to the world around me, and I know that this giant journey will bring more of that into my life than I can even imagine. As a visitor to Tanzania’s land, I feel a responsibility to give back to the women and girls who call this region home. In conjunction with my trek, I am raising money and awareness for Project TEMBO, a nonprofit that provides sponsorship for girls’ educational opportunities and micro-business opportunities for women living in Longido District, which gazes upon Kilimanjaro’s beauty each day. “

After the climb:

“Tanzania and Kilimanjaro were absolutely amazing- so impactful and beautiful- and the journey up was breathtaking (literally and figuratively). I am hopeful to visit this part of the world again someday. We reached the summit!!! Uhuru peak was an absolute dream come true and to see a bit of the world from so high up was like nothing else.”

Sisters Sewing Change

In January 2024, Melissa Clark travelled with her sister, Leah Thomas, to Longido, in northern Tanzania.

In advance of the trip, Melissa and Leah hosted a third-party fundraiser called “Sisters Sewing Change” to support the women’s tailoring program. “We are hoping to raise $500 to buy supplies for the women’s tailoring program at the Longido District Learning Centre.

“So much has happened since my last trip to Longido in 2014,” says Melissa. “The Learning Centre opened in 2016 and it has become an educational hub for people of all ages. I am most excited to see meet the women in the women’s tailoring program that is offered at the Learning Centre.”

Leah and Melissa reached out to their friends and colleagues because they believe that “every dollar will help to sew change.” Together, they raised more than $750 for the tailoring program.

Host your own Third-Party Fundraising Event

Consider hosting your own third-party fundraising event and help support the empowerment of women and girls in Longido District. We would be pleased to share information here on this page as you launch your event.

Looking for ideas? Read some of our Success Stories.

Interested in coordinating an event? Please reach out to TEMBO for support.