Our History of Helping
We help the Sorongoro Primary School, an educational institution serving over 700 children daily. Our project is dedicated to providing meals, school and sports supplies, and replacing poisonous drinking wells with safe drinking water. School attendance is at an all-time high, and the children are healthier and happier to our delight!
Positioned to Do More
Recently we connected electricity to the school and we feel we're finally at a stage where the educational aspect can be vastly improved. The teaching staff from neighboring Arusha City do a great job. It is imperative they have the tools they need to provide a decent level of modern world education in a community that so desperately tries to keep up with the rest of the world.
We Operate through a Registered Non-profit Charity
We are a registered non-profit (501c, AfricaSong, NGOs), and our team of volunteers will never be paid. We spend our funds directly on the school and none of our donations are spent on operational costs here in the USA. We do this only because we care and take joy in such work. We believe in trust via transparency is a key value for any charity, and we set our standard nothing short of 100%.
How Safaris Help
With each safari sold five percent of our profits are donated to an Ombeni Foundation charity project. Our travelers are welcome to choose which project they would like to support, or let us decide for you based on what project we feel is most in need of funding. If you decide to participate in a safari extension to Songoro School you can give the donation to the children in person. This could mean arriving at the school with a trunk full of sports supplies, or more discretely simply funding our student meal program. The choice is yours, and you have our full support.
Our Local Ties
Our founder Ombeni grew up in the area where the school is located at the Village of Mt. Meru, Tanzania, Africa. He now lives in Wisconsin, USA and has taken the school under his wing while running a safari business. He gives back to his community in the form of providing employment to local lodges as well as starting The Ombeni Foundation.