The Government is the main contributor to the fund as provided under section 13 (a) of the Education Fund Act, 2001. In fulfilling this obligation the Government contributes to the fund such sum not exceeding two percent (2%) of the annual government recurrent budget less the amount payable in defraying the national debt.
Who Can Contribute
A contributor as provided in section 12 (1) (a) and (b) of the Education Fund Act, No. 8 of 2001 is any person who makes a donation in form of money, goods and/or services to the Education Fund or a Fund Assisted Project. Either a contributor can also be anybody who avails sponsorship or grants to students other than his own or his own family members or his employer, for purposes of enabling them to purse education at secondary or tertiary levels.
Contributors of Education Fund can be Individuals, Corporate bodies, public and private Institutions, Civil societies and Faith Based Organizations
Benefit for Contributing
Every contributor to the Education Fund shall be entitled to the following benefits: -
(i) Recognition Contributor to the Education Fund, shall be awarded a Certificate of Educational Appreciation (CEA) or Letter of Education Appreciation (LEA) to appreciate their philanthropy.
Certificate of Education Appreciation (CEA)
All contributors to the Education Fund donating more than Tshs.50,000 (for individuals or employees) or more than Tshs.100,000 ( For Corporate bodies, public and private institutions, Civil Societies and Faith based organizations) qualify for Certificate of Education Appreciation. CEA differs in color depending on the value of contribution received as follow;
Metallic Blue (Tshs.100,000 – 999,999)
Metallic Silver (Tshs.1,000,000 – 9,999,999)
Metallic Red (Tshs.10,000,000 – 99,999,999)
Metallic Gold (Tshs.100,000,000 above )
(ii) Tax relief
Contributors who are taxpayers may opt to granted tax relief.
Every contributor shall be registered in the Education Fund contributors’ register for permanent record as a contributor.
Application for Tax Relief
All awardees of the Certificates of Educational Appreciation are entitled to apply for Tax Relief.
How to apply for Tax relief
The awardees of Certificate of Education appreciation write a letter of application to the Commissioner General of Tanzania Revenue Authority routed through the nearest Regional or District TRA office attaching the CEA and the original receipt of his contribution.
Contributing to the Education Fund
One may contribute to the Education Fund in the following ways;
Donate directly to the Fund by making cash payments at TEA offices or deposit to any branch of CRDB Bank, to account name of MFUKO WA ELIMU, account no 01J1027639900 located at Azikiwe branch.
Make your pledge by downloading a pledge form from this website
Directly supporting a Fund Assisted Project by providing cash, material, technical expertise or labour
Make your donation commitments via TEA contacts i.e phone or emails, and then will act upon it.
What can be accepted as a donation.
Cash (hard cash) or cash equivalent (i.e promissory notes).
In kind contribution (i.e goods, assets or services).
Directly Support Project
Directly support a project through TEA +255 784 208 799
Donate by Cash
Donate by cash payment at TEA offices
Donate through Account
Donate through account 01J1027639900 any CRDB bank branch
Pledge to donate