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International Day of Education

Today we celebrate the International Day of Education. Since 1965, Operation Bootstrap Africa has been dedicated to improving access to education in Africa and has helped build over 3,500 schools in Tanzania. The MaaSAE Girls Lutheran Secondary School is a prime...

Pregnancy Rates in Tanzania Rise After COVID-19

Pregnancy Rates in Tanzania Rise After COVID-19

A recent article published by the Anadolu Agency talks about the growing rates of early pregnancy in Tanzania after COVID-19. Read below to walk a mile in the shoes of a young Maasai girl. DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania As rain drizzles, Teddy Meshack,18, is lazily lying on...

Send Your Student A Letter By December 17th

Send Your Student A Letter By December 17th

Hello OBA Family! Only 6 days remain until we send all of our letters over to the students in Tanzania! There is still time to get your Christmas Cards and letters to the OBA office. Address letters to: 5701 Kentucky Ave N Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55428 Let's make...

Happy Giving Tuesday!

Happy Giving Tuesday!

It has been an honor to work beside our brothers and sisters in Africa since 1965. Our strong mission and fiscal management have earned Operation Bootstrap Africa another 4 out of 4-star rating with Charity Navigator. Earning this prestigious award for 8 consecutive...

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful 4,109 times today! A thanks for each student that we have in Africa. Enjoy the holiday and stay safe everyone!

Madagascar Drought News Story

The pandemic, election and other current events have taken up the media's gaze. While all of that was happening, hundreds of thousands of Malagasy citizens were experiencing a horrendous drought, the like of which they have never seen. FOCUS-France24 went to...

Thank You to Previous Board Member Gary Floss

After 9 years serving on the Operation Bootstrap Africa Board of Directors, Gary Floss has completed his term. We cherish Gary, and are so grateful to have had such a kind person in our organization. Board President, Gene Mickelson presented him with this ceremonial...

World Food Day!

Today is World Food Day! The children at Olchoki Primary School were leaving school early because meals were not provided for them. Their test scores were low, and morale even lower. Now that the children at Olchoki fill their bellies at lunch, they stay in school all...