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IEFT is a 501c3 nonprofit community-collaborative organization that empowers youth to positively transform their own lives, improve their communities and break the cycle of extreme poverty through education.
Currently, only 10% of Tanzanian youth attend secondary school, which is one of the lowest attendance rates in the world. In 2005, IEFT founders were inspired by the intense motivation of the children in the village of Lashaine, in northern Tanzania, and decided to respond to the lack of secondary education opportunities in the area and fight for universal education.
IEFT developed Orkeeswa Secondary School in the rural, primarily Maasai village of Lashaine to provide affordable and accessible educational opportunities to youth that otherwise would not have the opportunity to pursue their education past primary school.