Tujenge Africa Foundation
- Bujumbura Mairie
The Tujenge Africa Foundation is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with operations in Africa’s Great Lakes region. “Tujenge” is a Swahili verb, which means to build or construct. Our goal is to build African capacity through quality, innovative, and boundary-pushing education. TAF will help boost the potential of the poorest and most marginalized in the African Great Lakes region through development initiatives that focus on education, dialogue, and economic advancement. TAF has begun its initial phase of operations in Burundi, while maintaining a long-term vision of providing the same opportunities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, as well as in other conflict-ridden nations in Africa.
Our vision at the Tujenge Africa Foundation is an African continent where nation-building efforts, especially in post-conflict states, privileges quality, affordable education—as well as training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and peace-building—for all youth.
Through its diverse portfolio of initiatives, Tujenge Africa Foundation strives to create thriving educational centers of thought and inspiration to transform post-conflict youth into innovators, leaders, entrepreneurs, and peace agents in their communities.
We seek to create empathetic institutions that truly understand the plight of impoverished people, as well as anyone who might experience discrimination or marginalization based on ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, religion or creed, and area of residence.