The Tri-Valley Morningstar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization run by students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of their peers around the world. By working with secondary schools in developing countries, the organization hopes to solve many of the plethora of problems facing these children every day--poverty, hunger, lack of clean water, inadequate healthcare, gender inequality, etc. However, the unfortunate reality is that although education is the key to breaking the vicious cycle of poverty, oftentimes it is poverty that prevents many children from attaining an education.
The Morningstar Foundation and the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT), the main non-profit organization The Morningstar Foundation supports, work with local leaders and communities to provide students with a free, high-quality education that opens the door to otherwise unattainable opportunities. In a country where many families struggle to get by on a paltry average income of less than a dollar a day, few families can afford the tuition to send their children to a secondary school. Thus, the invaluable education that IEFT's Orkeeswa Secondary School presents its students with truly gives them the prospect of a brighter tomorrow.