About Karatu Education Fund
Karatu Education Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in the community of Karatu, Tanzania. It was established in 2000 by Dale Jensen, former Manager of Gibb’s Farm.
Proceeds of the fund are used strategically to build and restore education facilities, and to improve the quality of learning in Tanzanian Schools. Karatu Education Fund also provides support to existing organizations with social service projects in the areas of healthcare and environmental preservation.
Karatu Education Fund supports efforts that encourage teamwork and active participation, in the hopes that we can help to develop a community of confident, educated citizens capable of making contributions of substance to their community, their region and their country.
Karatu Education Fund inc is a Non-Profit Organization registered in Washington D.C. All donations are entirely tax-deductible and are forwarded to Karatu Education Fund in Tanzania.
Registration details: KEF: 501 c (3) EIN 26-0021631
Board of Directors
All board members volunteer their time to help with Karatu Education Fund projects.
Dale Jensen, President
Reggie Bayo, Vice President, Karatu Resident & Tanzanian National
Joseph Lohay, Secretary, Karatu Resident & Tanzanian National
Susan Hunt, Treasury, Resident of Washington State, USA
Petro Malley, Board Member, Karatu Resident & Tanzanian National
Elias Matay, Board Member, Karatu Resident & Tanzanian National
Amanda Schwoegler, Board Member, Resident of Wisconsin State, USA
About the area
Karatu is a small town of about 200,000 residents. It is located 2 hours west of Arusha Town, half way between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. Karatu Education Fund has identified three Primary Schools and two Secondary Schools in the district to work with.
Gibb’s Farm is a small, intimate guesthouse located on an 80 year old Farm, 5 km from Karatu. Gibb’s Farm has providedKaratu Education Fund with administrative and logistical support since its inception. For more information, please visit www.gibbsfarm.net.