Students for Africa

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. (Nelson Mandela)

About Us

How We're Helping

We are a registered charity rooted in the volunteerism and friendship of youth. In Canada, students learn about Maasai culture and challenges of subsistence life in rural Tanzania, Africa. We focus on one village at a time, improving school and living conditions. All our projects are volunteer driven and based on solutions proposed by villagers.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are all volunteers, and happy to have another set of hands! You can also help out by visiting one of our community presentations, prepping wood for handicrafts, collecting old electronics for our e-waste recycling fundraisers, or by making a donation. As the African proverb says, "If you want to go fast, walk alone. If you want to go far, walk together". Join us!

Ethical Gifts

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading news of our club through word-of-mouth, thank you! We have many beautiful, ecologically sustainable gifts to acknowledge financial donations. Most are made by local students in Quinte, or by women in the Tanzanian village we are helping. 

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Donate Now

Your gift will help us improve the lives of Maasai children in rural Tanzania. We are volunteer driven, with almost all funds we raise going directly to the village we are helping.

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Awarded the YMCA Peace Medal


Canada Day in Trenton

Drop by our table at the vendor fair on Canada Day! We'll have gorgeous African print cloths and beaded jewellery from Tanzania, and much more!

Sun. July 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Centennial Park, Trenton

School Construction in Meserani Village

Construction is underway in Meserani, rural Tanzania! Visit our Facebook page for the most recent updates. We're building classrooms, installing rainwater collection and solar systems, and more!

Fundraiser Evening at Chapters Belleville

For one evening only, 10-20% of sales at Chapters Belleville will benefit Students for Africa!

Mon. Nov. 19 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Chapters Belleville

Tabling at Quinte Mall

Learn more about our charity and find meaningful Christmas gifts that give twice. Unique wood crafts, Maasai jewelery from Africa, and much more! All proceeds support our projects in Tanzania.

Dates TBD

Quinte Mall, Belleville

Electronics Waste Recycling

If it every plugged in and you don't need it anymore, hang on to it for us! Each year, we hold an e-waste recycling event in Trenton. Everything is safely recycled here in Ontario, and proceeds help impoverished children in rural Tanzania. 

Check back again in Spring, 2019.