We need your help!
In order to build a central canteen for Mainsprings’ second campus in Kahunda, Tanzania, we are selling 100 virtual bricks for $200 a piece to reach our goal of $20,000!
After visiting their first campus last year, we see what type of change is possible in the lives of children and their communities through the work of Mainsprings. As Mainsprings continues to grow, we want to be a part of this development and need your help to build this building on their second campus.
Mimi, Nan, and Nick
Despite progress over the last decade, 67 million children around the world, 53% of whom are girls, do not have access to basic education. Specifically, in East Africa, secondary school enrollment rates are extremely low in areas like Tanzania, at less than 20%. Mainsprings, an organization based in Kitongo, Tanzania, is aiming to alleviate poverty and increase education rates.
Mainsprings was founded in 2006 by Chris Gates, initially serving as a shelter for a few vulnerable girls. Today Mainsprings houses up to 48 orphaned girls, with a school that serves hundreds of children in the surrounding area. The organization is passionate about educating both its students and the community with an end goal of making sure no one has to live in poverty. The original campus was constructed in Kitongo but after years of growth and development, a second campus is being built in Kahunda.
The new campus is 3 hours west of Kitongo, with the same goal in mind of alleviating poverty. Mainsprings offers a top-ranked education as well as year-round health-care, jobs for local East-Africans, and on top of all that, two nutrient-rich meals a day for each student. Ultimately they hope to inspire change across Tanzania and all of East Africa.