100% of donationsgo directly to purchasing of building materials, food, and labor for the construction of the education center. View plan summaryhere.
Mailisita Foundation is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) charity.
School enrollment: 280 kids.
It costs 40 cents a day to feed each student.
Please contact Stan Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or Terry Mulligan at email@example.com with any questions.
The Mailisita Foundation was created to develop a financially self-sustaining Education Center to serve the needs of a growing orphan and vulnerable population in rural Tanzania.
Mailisitais a village in Tanzania six miles outside of the town of Moshi. "Mailisita" is Swahili for "mile six". Mailisita is along the main road connecting Arusha, Moshi, and the Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Fr. Kawishe(right) was the Mailisita parish priest within the Catholic Diocese of Moshi, Tanzania. In addition to his many other responsibilities, Fr. Kawishe had been running a pre-school at the parish center serving about 100 children -- many of whom were orphaned or from families otherwise unable to pay for their children's education.
The education center at left, shown below in its early building stages, teaches the local children to learn in English -- a key skill to have a chance to compete for scarce secondary school openings.
Each summer through 2016, volunteers will travel to Moshi to build an additional classroom for the growing school.
The taller building behind is the 25-room Stella Maris Lodge where all proceeds go to funding our school.
Meet the children. These and others like them are the children Mailisita Foundation is helping. You can help them too.