Rwandan Children

Our Story

Soma International began out of one man's desire to help his community, and has since expanded to the whole of Tanzania.

House in Guinea Bissau

Our Mission is to establish and operate economically sustainable rural learning centers in Tanzania to improve education and promote literacy. Our Goal is to help people in their communities expand their horizons through reading and learning.


Soma International’s vision is to bring books and learning technologies to each community in Tanzania. We facilitate access to written and online learning content through permanent, mobile, and internet rural learning centers.


Child Learning Numbers at School

Authenticity: A state of being true and genuine to oneself

Community: A feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interest and goals

Creativity: A phenomenon whereby something new valuable is formed

Growth: A state of transformation

Knowledge: Familiarity, awareness and understanding

Leadership: The responsibility to lead through inspiration, motivation and engagement in shared vision