Red Sweater Project collaborates with local communities to create affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania. Red Sweater will open its second school in September 2012 in Mungere Village and has partnered with EDC 2012 to offer its on-the-ground logistical support to ensure the Ng’iresi Primary School receives its needed school supplies. Additionally, our support of Red Sweater will assist them in completing their final needs for their school’s operation and bring them one step closer to making the Mungere Secondary School a sustainable campus.

The seeds of Red Sweater Project sprouted in 2004, when its founder, Ashley Homer was an English teacher in Tanzania. Now, Red Sweater Project brings together global resources and skills to create sustainable solutions locally. A community donates their own land, their own resources, and their energy because they know the status quo has to change. Tanzania is suffering from a shortage of teachers and schools, and children living in rural areas must travel long distances or attend expensive boarding schools. Mungere Secondary School,which Red Sweater will open in September 2012, operates within the village, providing education and health services within the community. The school will serve 240 students each year and will provide:
  • unlimited access to safe water and sanitation;

  • basic health services and health-based education outreach;

  • renewable energy with computer and remote internet access;

  • school garden and dining facilities serving two nutritious meals each school day.

Red Sweater believes that by constructing sound classrooms and creating long-lasting relationships, they are building strong foundations within the community and continuing its mission of providing affordable, accessible and advanced educational opportunities for children in rural Tanzania.


Donation Levels/Impact for Red Sweater to Provide School Supplies:

  • $25 Provide a School Uniform - Students are required to wear a school uniform to attend classes.

  • $100 Prepare a child for school - Provides all the school supplies, shoes and uniform required for a primary student to attend the Ng’iresi Primary School for a year.

  • $500 Supplies a Grade with Textbooks (Science,Georgraphy or Kiswahili)

  • $750 Supplies a Grade with Textbooks - Purchases a set of textbooks (Math or English), for an entire grade level.