The mission of Kilimanjaro Education Outreach (KILEO) is to improve the quality of life in Tanzania through better education. Research has shown that men and women with more education earn higher incomes, enjoy better health, have smaller families and are less prone to use domestic violence. Educated parents are more likely to encourage their children to become better educated.
People who volunteer for KILEO—many of them students, teachers and/or parents— have learned through life experience how education has made a difference. The KILEO vision involves providing educational materials such as books, maps and globes to schools and libraries; teaching young people how to prevent HIV/AIDS; building libraries onto existing schools; and working with other non-profit groups toward similar goals.