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WELCOME TO JIFUNDISHE

Jifundishe is a registered non-governmental organization which funds and manages projects for community development that provide educational opportunities to people living in rural villages in Tanzania. The organization was founded in 2004 and since its inception has successfully implemented projects at libraries, orphanages, schools, health clinics and community centers.

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The Jifundishe Free Library

Several years ago, the founding members of Jifundishe coordinated donations of supplies and resources from the United States and Tanzania and in November of 2005 opened the doors to the Imbaseni Free Library. The small, two room library provided books and gazettes and hosted specialized programs such as eye clinics, malaria prevention workshops, children’s reading¬† programs, dental clinics, and writing workshops. The Imbaseni Free

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About us

Jifundishe (pronounced “JEE foon DEE shay”) is the Swahili word meaning “teach yourself.” We are a grass roots organization, registered in Tanzania, that creates meaningful and collaborative change in rural Tanzanian communities through education and opportunity.¬† In the United States, Jifundishe operates in collaboration with Project A.B.L.E., a 501c3 non-profit, and it is through this wonderful partnership that we are able to accept tax-deductible

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What we do

Jifundishe supports projects that benefit the rural communities of the Arumeru District of Tanzania. Supporting clinics, libraries, and other facilities that promote literacy and education is part of our mission to provide educational opportunities in rural villages.

Profiles
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Meg Bearor

Meg has been volunteering for Jifundishe since summer 2013, and she is an amazing example of what a long term volunteer can bring to the Jifundishe team.

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Babe Nnko

Babe is the Library Manager at the JFL, and has been a vital part of the Jifundishe team since 2007.

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Julius

Julius rides his bike every day on his long journey from Kikatiti village to the Jifundishe Free Library to participate in the Independent Study program.

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