Community Improvement, Capacity Building

KILIMANJARO TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION

Education for everyone, everywhere.

aka KiliTech

Castle Rock, CO

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

2016

Founder and President

Laurel Werner

Main Address

3605 Ditmars Lane

Castle Rock, CO 80104 USA

Keywords

Supporting schools, education, and technology advancement for community development.

EIN

47-4194188

 Number

4236191549

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Water and Sanitation for Schools

Vocation training and job creation

Sun Ladies

Clarkston

Power for Schools

Education and School Improvements

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of schools repaired or expanded

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Children and youth (0-19 years)

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.

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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.

We know we are making progress with each school that we complete, each adult we train, and with each child that has access to sanitation and clean water we are successful. Clean water at schools = healthier kids and more time for studying (children are often required to work for hours hauling buckets of water from dirty streams and ditches). Nearby families can also take advantage of clean water sources so the health benefits extend beyond the classrooms. Solar Power = more study time (power in schools and in homes allow parents, students, and families study and improve living conditions. Power sources also mean news, radio, tv, and community services so the "outside" world can reach rural areas. Vocation training = adults learning useful vocations such as beekeeping. They sell honey and beeswax products such as candles and soaps; Sewing machines = women making school uniforms, men tailoring, and generates clothing jobs; Cooking and Decorating = jobs for women who make money decorating for community events (weddings in Tanzania are most often 300+ people who pay small amounts so that they can attend, this creates jobs and income for adults.

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

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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