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2007 – The connection to Masaai Wanderings is made and A is for Africa is born.


2009 – A is for Africa receives designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The preschool at Ol Tukai is built.

2011 – 
The preschool at Matim is built. 

2012 – A is for Africa conducts its first volunteer trip to Tanzania. The teacher appreciation program begins.


2013 – Lunch is served! A is for Africa begins providing a hot meal to the youngest 120 students at Matim

2014 – School lunch is expanded to all 900 students at Matim. The computer lab is open and teacher training begins.

2015 – The library opens at Matim. Computer, sewing, and gardening clubs are launched.

2016 – The computer library opens with 21 donated laptops.

2017 – Lunch program expands to nearby primary school Olkokola for one year.

2018 – Construction begins on new community library.

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If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. African Proverb.

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Working together with our in-country partners and a vast and growing group of committed volunteers, A is for Africa has contributed to the significant achievement of Matim Primary School in Arusha, Tanzania. While much has been accomplished, there is much still to be done. It takes a village - and in our case we are proud of creating a village that spans from the foothills of Arusha, Tanzania to the elementary schools and community groups of Mt. Airy, Maryland to other friends and family around the world. 


Rick Smith