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Frequently Asked Questions

What will my donation do?

Your donation will provide the necessary support for girls to thrive in secondary school including critical academic support programs and the girl care program.

PASS:  Primary and Secondary Success is a transition program coordinated by TEMBO for girls ages 13-15 as they transition from primary to secondary school. It is designed to improve the girls’ English language proficiency, teach study skills, introduce secondary subjects and build confidence.  This program also keeps the girls safe while they wait for the beginning of secondary school.

TEC: TEMBO English Camp is run during the mid-year break for all TEMBO sponsored girls offering them a chance to continue to develop their language proficiency and reinforce abstract concepts in math and science.

Girl Care:  Girls who are at highest risk of early marriage or face hardship due to poverty can stay at the TEMBO hostel, in a safe and supervised environment.

These three programs have contributed to school retention and completion of lower secondary school for the TEMBO-sponsored girls.  In Tanzania, only 1 in 4 girls will complete secondary school.  Today, TEMBO-sponsored girls have an 80% completion rate.

How much of my donation goes to the girls?

We are proud that 96% of the funds raised by TEMBO provide direct support for our programs delivered by our partner organizations in Tanzania.  Project TEMBO is 100% volunteer supported.

What is the route for the riders?

The riders will start off from Ashton, Ontario at 7:00 AM and are expected to arrive at the TEMBO stall at the Westboro Market (Bryon Linear Park) around 2:30 PM.

Can I meet the riders?

Definitely, yes.  There are several opportunities.  The riders will be having lunch at the Marlborough Pub in North Gower. Finally, we are going to welcome with fanfare their arrival at the Westboro Market around 2:30 PM. We look forward to seeing you.

For updates, keep a watch on our Social Media postings.

Can I join in?

Yes! Interested individuals and teams can sign up to run a parallel challenge. You and your team members can set your own challenge activity and fundraising goal. Your parallel challenge could take place on June 1st or before. Students and staff at Algoma University raised $900 on March 25th. Together, we can make a difference.

If you are interested in creating a parallel challenge for TEMBO, please contact We will provide you with the necessary tools and information to get you going.