Our Mission

To increase educational access for everyone and to produce measurable improvement in educational and vocational outcomes.


171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills.

Building classrooms, hiring teachers and getting children in the classroom is not enough. They need to learn while they’re there. According to The Brookings Centre for Universal Education, “61 million African children will reach adolescence lacking even the most basic literacy and numeracy skills.”

Students in class and two girls outside
People exchanging items in a classroom


Your donations are recycled to help school after school provide transformative, high-quality education to their students.

Our sustainability initiatives start in the classroom. Tusitawi eLearning is installed before sustainability projects are implemented. These projects allow students to have hands-on experiences while supporting Competency-Based Education and following the local curriculum.

As the sustainability initiatives earn income, a % of revenue is used to pay student fees and an additional % of profits are paid to a domestic fund to cover initial seed funding for other projects. These funds are then used to implement new sustainability initiatives for school in high need communities.


“How many computers do you have?”

Tusitawi UI

A question we always ask when initiating a partnership with a school. Their responses range from none to a few, but are always followed by “most of them don’t work”.

Hardware costs are the biggest factor in setting up Tusitawi. Learning for Humanity provides schools with low power, heat and dirt tolerant machines designed to thrive in harsh climates.

Office computers were never designed to work in harsh climates, especially ones with lots of dust and heat. All of the equipment used by Learning for Humanity is low power, with few moving parts and our servers have an industrial rating to be heat, dirt, moisture and vibration tolerant. Our goal is to provide equipment (and support) to ensure that everything just works so that teachers can teach and students can learn.

Power grids are often unstable in the developing world and schools experience frequent brown-outs and black-outs. Some schools operate without connection to the power grid at all. In the near future, Learning for Humanity will include solar power as part of its TMS offering to mitigate power outages and lack of access to the public power grid.

TMS is designed to work with or without internet access. WiFi is installed to cover the school campus (unlimited coverage area), including staff residential coverage if housing is on campus – allowing for after school research and lesson preparation.

As the sustainability efforts result in income, the cost of the equipment is repaid. As a result your donation is recycled and available to provide equipment at other schools.

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