October 2020 Update and News

We are excited to announce the planned, safe re-opening of our school, and the start of the new school year in January 2021. 

Over the past several months, we have monitored Tanzanian regulations and maintained regular contact with our Tanzanian staff and board members. With input from our local volunteer board members, Canadian volunteer board members, and our Tanzanian staff, we are constructing a safe re-opening plan for our school. 

We are in the process of speaking with our Tanzanian staff and putting procedures into place for their safe return to work in January. Our next steps will involve; contacting last year's students to offer them a chance to return to their education; training our staff in safe re-opening procedures; and working towards inviting volunteers to join us again as teachers. 

To all our supporters: thank you! It is with your help that we have gotten this far and with your continued support that we will celebrate a successful re-opening. Our staff, students and board members are excited for what the future holds as we enter into our 11th year empowering Tanzanian women through education.

Empowering Women Through Education

Girls in Tanzania are highly vulnerable to leaving school before completion. The lack of early education leaves Tanzanian women wanting for basic skills and struggling to provide opportunities for their own children.


Education plays a vital role in women's ability to create the lives they want, for themselves and their families. Education opens doors to job opportunities, increased income, higher education, and improved living conditions. Most importantly education gives women choices. 

Why GHTA? It's About

Giving Women Choices 

What's Our Story?

We are a non-profit organization that provides free education to women through our school based in Moshi, Tanzania. We are registered with the governments of both Canada and Tanzania.

Our beginnings...

After volunteering and travelling in several countries in Africa our Executive Director was struck by the incredible imbalance that existed between the opportunities that were available to women in Canada, and those living in African countries. 

In 2007, she volunteered with a charity that helped women in Tanzania. She fell in love with the country and its people, and grew to appreciate the needs of women there. She felt passionately about returning to Tanzania to provide women with more access to education, so they could be empowered to build the life they want to create for themselves and their families. Give a Heart to Africa was founded in April 2009. 

Our ongoing story….

Give a Heart To Africa is now in its tenth year. More then 700 women have graduated with skills in business, English, and vocations (hair braiding, soap making, batik, jewelry, candle making, and knitting). Women have gone on to open their own businesses, attend post secondary education, and find gainful employment. Want to know more? Check out Get to Know Us or Get Involved

Our Mission, Vision & Commitment

Our students, our school, our program

Volunteer at GHTA

Volunteer Testimonial

So far I have volunteered in Tanzania at Give a Heart to Africa twice and am currently planning my third trip. It is a wonderful organization in a beautiful country with the most welcoming people. Unlike many organizations it is 100% volunteer run. You can see the impact GHTA is having on the present and former students on a daily basis. I highly recommend GHTA to anyone looking for a quality international volunteering experience.

Janet, USA

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For more information contact:

Monika Fox - Executive Director

Email: monika@giveahearttoafrica.org


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