Who we are
Operation Bootstrap Africa is a grass-roots non-profit that partners with communities in Tanzania and Madagascar to help educate their children. Grounded in a “self-help” philosophy, Bootstrap works in partnership with local groups, uses local resources and follows local priorities to improve the education of Africa’s children.
Begun in 1965 to help build primary schools in remote
today supports a broad range of educational programs for some of the
world’s poorest children, from helping to build classrooms, to paying
teachers, to fostering tomorrow’s leaders through college and
university scholarships. Since 1995 Bootstrap has supported girls’
education though a first-of-its kind residential school for girls of
the Maasai and other semi-nomadic people in Tanzania. Today 275 girls
from impoverished backgrounds are part of this nurturing, supportive
OBA in the News
Operation Bootstrap Africa and MGLSS were recently featured on KSTP-TV (Minneapolis/St. Paul), highlighting the connection between Minnesota and Tanzania.
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