Afretech is a small, effective organization that has been working in the Developing World since 1992 and a registered Canadian and US charity since January 2000. Our goal is to help people help themselves. We provide schools with libraries, computers, technology training, and even build schools where there is a great need.
AFRETECH began with a desire to help others - a "we can do this" decision. In 1992, two Canadian teachers visited a local school in Zimbabwe, Africa, and were immediately struck by the lack of basic resources. Teachers taught from a single outdated textbook while students listened. Returning home, the teachers enlisted the help of their family, friends, and schools district to send a first shipment of resources to that school. That was only the start.
Since then AFRETECH has completed projects in schools in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Nepal, and the Philippines. At first the goal was textbooks and libraries. Then in 1999, computers were added along with training in technology. A conservative estimate suggests Afretech has already touched over half a million lives. Now with ARES, Afretech can potentially change millions more lives and offer educational resources beyond students' dreams.
Our partners include Rotary World Help Network (RWHN), individual Rotary Clubs, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Pa Moja ,and Tembo Training.
We are an all-volunteer organization: there are no salaried personnel and no free trips or expense accounts. When volunteers travel to install libraries and computer labs and train, they pay their own airfare, accommodation, food, and transport. All funds donated to Afretech go directly to improving the lives of impoverished children and giving them a future. That is our mandate. Join us and make a difference! Currently we are active in Kenya, Tanzania, Nepal and the Philippines. As well we continue to add resources to wherever RWHN is currently sending humanitarian aid.