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Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania

IEFT

PO Box 133

Ogallala, NE 69153

 617-390-8752 | info@ieftz.org

Through the highest-quality holistic education, we equip youth to become leaders in their communities. 

@2016 by INDIGENOUS EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF TANZANIA 

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OUR VISION

We envision a world in which communities are empowered to create a safe and healthy living environment, while preserving their own cultural values and practices. We believe that effective and sustainable community development must come from within. High-quality, community-based education is the first and most necessary step to positive community change. 

OUR STUDENTS

OUR TEAM

Graduate of Orkeeswa's First Class

"When I was a student in that church, I could never have imagined Orkeeswa School would be what it is today."

"Students are used to thinking, 'Only teachers can teach. Only teachers can lead students in class.' But when students are given a chance to lead others, even the ones being led can see: 'One day I can do the same.' And they see that they, too, can increase their own potential and self-confidence."

– Sioni,12th Grade

"I like to work at Orkeeswa because the school has taken me a long way. It took me out of poverty. Our community has changed a lot since the school was formed. I think it was the greatest change that has happened in this area. In the past there were very few people who were educated, but now there are many. Some of them work, some of them are in univeristy. It's helped to make the community an educated one."

– Mama Danny, Orkeeswa Cook & Parent

 

OUR TEAM

 

MEET HOSEA

 

James R. Keller, Board Chair
President, Rengo Packaging, Inc.

 

Cynthia R. Beams
Photojournalism and Marketing Communications

 

Jeffrey K. W. Britton, Board Secretary, Education Committee
Educator, Consultant and Professional Speaker

 

Katie Bunten-Wamaru, Development Committee
Program Partner, Imago Dei Fund

 

Hyla Cushner, M.Ed., Education Committee
Global Studies Instructional Coordinator, Semester at Sea

 

Dr. Ken Cushner, Ed.D., Education Committee Chair
Emeritus Professor of International and Intercultural Teacher
Education, Kent State University

 

Megan Harlan, Strategic Plan Committee
Director of College Counseling, Groton School

Dr. Seth B Heinert, Ph.D., Education Committee
Agriculture Educator, Ogallala High School

 

Beth Killeen, Education Committee
English Language Arts Teacher, Hudson Middle School

 

Mark Luthringshauser, Finance Committee Chair
CFO, Cross Pens

 

Tim McMullen, Strategic Plan Committee
Software Executive

 

Jane Moore, Development Committee
Founder, Pencils and Dreams

 

Ash Rogers, Development Committee
Executive Director, Lwala Community Alliance

 

Thomas Walker, Finance Committee
Self-employed

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OUR PARTNERS