Young people in Tanzania have a bright future.

Quest Forward Learning offers students across Tanzania a high-quality secondary education, and the opportunity to gain the mindset, habits and skills to create value for their families, their communities and their country.

Two students at Uroki Secondary School, collaboratively work together.

Helping young people become value creators

Secondary school today should help students prepare for a successful life and give them the skills they need to find a purposeful role in society. Instead, most students sit passively day after day, diligently taking notes, and rarely speaking, focused mostly on passing the next exam with good marks.

Students today need more — they need an opportunity to develop and practice skills that help them succeed in the world. Quest Forward Learning combines high-quality academic materials with student-centric, hands-on teaching and learning that activates students and helps them become lifelong learners.

Mentoring Beyond Instruction

Our methodology emphasises mentoring, offering teachers opportunities to support individual students and small groups directly and interactively. Through our discovery-driven content and effective learning technology, Quest Forward mentors guide young people in learning the academic materials approved by the Tanzania Insitute of Education, as well as the mindset, habits and skills they need to work in the world as value creators. Well-equipped like this, students will move into the world with focus and purpose, able to achieve their dreams.

Students sit along a long table. In front of them are different learning materials such as course books, note books, and tablets.

Quest Forward Schools support a wide diversity of students and teachers across Tanzania.







A Modern Method

Across Africa and in Tanzania, most students learn passively: they sit quietly at their desks listening to their teacher and taking notes. However, our research shows that when young adults are active and engaged, their learning outcomes improve—they don’t just memorize but they understand, and they learn essential skills in the process. Quest Forward Learning is designed to help students learn actively, gain competence in important skills, and develop effective habits for learning and work.

Reviewed & Approved by TIE

Opportunity Education has combined its innovative method for learning with the Tanzania national syllabus. All learning materials build on the syllabus as required, and enable students to learn the required material. OE’s materials are designed as short projects — we call them “quests” — that cover every topic and subtopic of Form 1 through Form 4 requirements. Before publication, the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) reviews and approves each quest to ensure it meets the mandatory standards.

Student-Centred Learning

Student-centred learning is a national policy in Tanzania, but it is also challenging to implement. OE’s method places students at the centre of learning activities by encouraging them to drive their own education. To help teachers shift to truly student-centred teaching and learning, OE provides regular training sessions on weekends, one-on-one support of teachers, and peer-learning opportunities within and across schools in Tanzania.

“With Quest Forward Learning the students don’t just get the content but gain vast knowledge on skills and attitudes that get them ready for life after school.”

– Proches Anthony, Mentor at Mtakuja Secondary School, Moshi, Tanzania

Leadership Team

Tupokigwe Abnery, Mentor Teacher for Opportunity Education Tanzania

Tupokigwe Abnery

Mentor Teacher

Godance Andrew

Godance Andrew

Quality Support Specialist

Dickson Hezron, a team member for Opportunity Education Tanzania

Dickson Hezron

Project Coordinator

Wilbert Ijumba, Director of Curriculum Development for Opportunity Education Tanzania

Wilbert Ijumba

Director of Curriculum Development

Glory Kilewo, a team member with Opportunity Education Tanzania

Glory Kilewo

Research & Evaluation Coordinator

Eligrania Lema, a team member at Opportunity Education Tanzania

Eligrania Lema

Lead Implementation Manager

Jerome Massawe, a team member for Opportunity Education Tanzania

Jerome Massawe

Technology Specialist

Violeth Mbando, Implementation Manager for Opportunity Education Tanzania

Violeth Mbando

Implementation Manager

Leveri Mlaki, a team member for Opportunity Education Tanzania

Leveri Mlaki

Lead Mentor Teacher

Daniel Mlambo, a team member with Opportunity Education Tanzania

Daniel Mlambo

Program Manager

Mary Modest, a team member for Opportunity Education Tanzania

Mary Modest

Administrative Assistant

Fredy Mollel, a team member for Opportunity Education Tanzania

Fredy Mollel

Mentor Teacher

Jemma Mziray, the Pathways Program Coordinator for Opportunity Education Tanzania

Jemma Mziray

Pathways Program Coordinator

Martin Russell, Director of Africa Operations at Opportunity Education Tanzania

Martin Russell

Director, Africa Operations

Beatrice Tesha, a Mentor Teacher for Opportunity Education Tanzania

Beatrice Tesha

Mentor Teacher

Victoria Ulimboka, Career Mentor for Opportunity Education Tanzania's Pathways Program

Victoria Ulimboka

Career Mentor

A Vision for Learning

Opportunity Education founder, benefactor, and CEO Joe Ricketts discusses his vision for solving secondary education’s deepest problems with Quest Forward Learning.

Joe Ricketts with Opportunity Education staff in Tanzania

About Us

Opportunity Education Foundation is an International NGO registered in Tanzania and headquartered in Moshi. OEF was established in 2005 by US entrepreneur, founder, and first CEO of TD Ameritrade Joe Ricketts, after a visit to Tanzania. He came to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and fell in love with the people of Tanzania. He resolved to help, and to do so by improving education for Tanzanian children and youth. OEF works closely with Opportunity Education, a US-based foundation that developed Quest Forward Learning.

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