TEMBO (Canada) recognizes the value of working with local leaders and community members to develop programs that will have a direct impact in the community and lead to sustainable change. TEMBO (Canada) works with two registered NGOs in Longido, Tanzania to support the empowerment of women and girls.

TEMBO (Tanzania)

Vision Statement: to empower the women and girls in Longido District.

Mission Statement: to provide education and micro business support to women and girls in Longido District to achieve their full potential.

Founded in 2007, TEMBO (Tanzania) is a registered Tanzanian NGO governed by a local Board of Directors. The organization employs four local Maasai individuals to coordinate  girls’ education programs and a micro business program for women.  TEMBO (Tanzania) also oversees the TEMBO Inn, a small business that provides accommodation in Longido village.

Enjoy up-to-date information about the work of TEMBO (Tanzania) in this video narrated by Paulina Sumayani, Executive Director. Produced in Longido, October 2020.

Learning in Longido (LiL)

Learning in Longido (LiL) works in partnership with the local Longido District to develop and provide informal education programs for all ages, and manages the Longido District Learning Centre.

Founded in 2016, LiL is governed by a Board of Directors including teachers, community members and business owners. They employ local staff to coordinate programs including five local Maasai women funded through LiL and three certified teachers funded through a formal partnership with Longido District. Together, the staff and Board of Directors direct and coordinate programs in response to community needs.

Learn more about the work of Learning in Longido in this creative video created by the staff at the Longido District Learning Centre. Read more about the programs offered by LIL here.

TEMBO Tanzania

Learning in Longido