KILIMANJARO TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION

Education for everyone, everywhere.

aka KiliTech   |   Castle Rock, CO   |  www.kilitech.org

Mission

KilITech’s mission is to create a safe learning environment at severely impoverished schools by providing practical solutions meeting basic needs for water, sanitation, power, and classrooms.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder and President

Laurel Werner

Main address

3605 Ditmars Lane

Castle Rock, CO 80104 USA

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EIN

47-4194188

NTEE code info

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Helping children in Tanzania receive an education in a safe learning environment with proper sanitation, running water, and safe classrooms. Most schools in Tanzania have hundreds or over 1,000 students in one school. Schools are in need of toilets, water, food, kitchens, and classrooms. Schools in Tanzania, parents, and communities are very poor and do not have the resources to improve conditions. KiliTech helps to bridge this gap.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Water and Sanitation for Schools

We provide water for schools in Tanzania including sanitation such as toilets and hand-washing, drinking water, water for vegetable gardens. We use local water resources including rain water, streams, and public systems. Our goal is to reach 20,000 children by year 2020.

Population(s) Served

Helping parents provide for their families and afford school fees through vocation training creating jobs for community development. Sewing, tailoring, maize mill and construction, beekeeping, decorating and catering. Helping women by providing education and guide training programs for employment in on Mt. Kilimanjaro national park.

Population(s) Served

Helping women held as sex slaves in Yazidi by ISIS tell their story through a virtual media international VR film produced by Lucid Dreams productions. Film premiered at Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, and Toronto Film Festival to name a few.

Population(s) Served

2018 - 2019 production of a documentary film about Clarkston, Georgia, the most culturally diverse city in the United States and referred to as, "the most diverse square mile in America," and the, "Ellis Island of the South."

Population(s) Served

We bring solar or grid power to schools and communities. The majority of homes and schools in Tanzania do not have access to power. We work with local solar power companies to find cost effective solutions and we work with companies to deliver portable solar power lamps.

Population(s) Served

We deliver desks to public schools in Tanzania. Each desk costs $80 and seats 3 children. Most schools in Tanzania do not have enough desks. KiliTech helps to bridge this gap. Most classrooms in Tanzanian public schools are in extreme disrepair with leaking ceilings/roofs, peeling paint (some lead paint), broken or missing windows and doors. We bring in construction crews to repair classrooms, repair or build new kitchens.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of schools repaired or expanded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As of November 2019 we completed six schools and refugee camps assisting 6,706 students with improved sanitation, clean water and classrooms.

Number of people with improved water access

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2016 Majengo school 350 students; 2017 Soko school 250 students; 2018 Kisimani school. All schools received new water lines for sanitation, drinking water, cooking, and hand-washing

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2016 we provided vocation training in beekeeping, sewing, decorating, and maize mill; 2017 we provided anti-FGM campaign to Ghona 348 students; in 2018 we built a school for youth teaching English.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

KiliTech's charitable purpose is to improve health, education, and welfare conditions of marginalized people living in Tanzania through sustainable development. We focus on schools providing clean water, power and technology, and classroom improvements. Through these improvements we are creating a safer learning environment so that children can remain in school longer. Through education a society stands a better chance for success and eliminating poverty.

KiliTech works closely with the community development leaders, council members, and ministry of education to ensure schools are properly assessed and needs documented. We document the needs and evaluate local contractors to ensure they meet government requirements for taxes and business permits. there has to be a sign-off by the community, government, and school stakeholders with the contractors agreeing to the scope of work and the budget and payment schedule. KiliTech provides the funds and manages the projects from start-up to completion.

KilITech provides the funds start up supplies for vocation training of women and parents such as sewing machines and catering supplies, beehives, and maize mill grinding machines. We also provide education and vocation training.

We hire vetted and licensed contractors, plumbers and solar power companies to complete the work agreed upon. We then continue to stay involved with the projects and communities to help them overcome obstacles and increase quality and deliverables while encouraging independence and sustainability for the schools and communities,

KiliTech works closely with government, advocates, and officials to ensure proper registrations and permits. This allows us to move more freely within Tanzania, and receive government support for our projects, and safe passage. We work with village leaders and ask communities to share with us what they need, what can we do to help improve the conditions and reduce poverty, and they share with us what they need the most, which is usually in the form of water, power, and jobs. We focus on sustainable projects that will have long lasting results.

As of November 2018 we have helped over 7,400 children in six schools and refugee camps. Our goal is to reach 20,000 kids by 2020.
Kisimani school 900 students have received clean water and sanitation;
Seliani school 1,121 students have received clean water and sanitation and food;
Majengo school 350 students have received clean water and food;
Mangi sabas school 389 students have received desks;
Soko school 250 students have received a new kitchen and water and solar power;
Ghona school 348 youth have received anti-FGM education;
Nduta and Mtendeli refugee camps 3,696 students have received portable solar power lamps;
Majengo Kahe village 500 people have received food and welfare benefits with a new maize mill, community center, and vocation training;
Youth programs include 75 women and 16 men received English lessons and vocation training in guide school;

People benefitting from:
Power = 3,696
Water = 2,621
Education = 828
Welfare = 500
Total 7,645

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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KILIMANJARO TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 11/28/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Laurel Werner

Tony Werner

Comcast

Leslie Ellis

Freelance Writer

Seamus Smith

Creative Planning Attorney

Asella Msando

Mawalla Advocates Attorney

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No