FoTZC Mission

Our goal is to collaborate with Tanzanian communities to overcome economic and social challenges through a working partnership that directs resources toward sustainable projects. Special focus is given to proposals that support education and women’s empowerment.

FoTZC has a close relationship with Thomson Safaris, and many of our donors have traveled to Tanzania with Thomson. While in Tanzania, many of these travelers made strong connections with individual Tanzanians, particular schools, villages, or community groups. We work with individuals who have these personal and emotional connections and want to give back to Tanzania. We partner with many of the communities that Thomson Safaris guests visit, and we work with each community to identify sustainable projects based on local priorities.

Each community identifies its most pressing needs and priorities. Once these are identified, the FoTZC Directors review the proposals to make sure the projects are feasible and sustainable. We oversee the projects while they are underway, ensuring that every dollar you donate goes as far as possible towards completing the project.

While we cannot expect to eliminate poverty in all of Tanzania, we strive to develop lasting relationships and empower our partner communities to overcome their social and economic hardships.

Take a look at this video to learn more about our projects!