Resource Mobilization for Education Financing
Tanzania Education Authority manages the Education Fund. One of the core function of TEA is to mobilise resources in order to supplement Government efforts in financing education projects at all levels in Tanzania Mainland and tertiary levels of education in Tanzania Zanzibar. This role requireas a strong commitment by both the public and the private sector education stakeholders.
Over the past two decades, Tanzania has recorded a number of achievements in raising the equitable access to quality education. The review by the Education sector plan 2016/17 – 2020/21 in 2018 on the implementation of various education policies as part of the preparation for the 2014 education and training policy showed that there has been rapid expansion of the education sector at all levels. For instance, the net enrolment for pre-primary education has reached 44.6 percent in 2017, which is one the highest in the sub-Saharan African region. The primary education gross enrolment rate has almost become universal (96.9%) with net enrolment at 84%, and more than 70% of the primary school leavers transit to secondary education. Higher education has also expanded rapidly from less than 20 higher education institutions in 2005 to more than 50 in 2016, with the enrolment more than quadrupling over the past decade, from less than 40,000 in 2005 to more than 200,000 in 2015.
Despite of these impressive achievements in expanding access to education at various levels, several challenges constrain the development of education in Tanzania. The main challenge is the poor education infrastructures mostly at basic education (primary and lower secondary education), lack of sufficient resource to bring out required infrastructure and quality Teaching and Learning Facilities especially in the rural areas. These challenges have greatly affected the literacy and numeracy skills of children participating in basic education, and poor life-long learning skills among graduates at various levels of education.
Following the situation described above, the Government has raised the share of expenditures for education sector above 21%, and the proportion allocated to Pre-Primary and Primary levels has stayed high, above 50%, and with an increasing trend. However, to reach the target of having an educated society by 2025, more resources from public and private institutions are needed. More willing actors are called upon to take part in improving equitable access to education.
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 Through TEA
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 may apply for Income Tax Relief by submitting the Signed Certificate of Education Appreciation to the respective Tanzania Revenue Authority Office.
How to contribute
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.
Monetary Contributions through Government Electronic Payment Gateway (GePG).
In kind contribution (i.e goods, assets or services).
Directly Support Project
Directly support an education project by calling TEA +255222781165
Under current arrangements, TEA does not accept Cash Donations at TEA offices, except through a centralized Government Electronic Payment Gateway (GePG).
Donate through Account
Contact TEA offices to suppord education projects Government Electronic Payment Gateway (GePG).
Pledge to donate
Via e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org >
Via Phone: +255222781165