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Selfless Solutions

We believe every African deserves an opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

To empower African changemakers with resources, coaching, and support services, then work in partnership with them to co-create projects and organizations that further our shared dreams for the world.

Our Values

1. Selfless (Ubuntu)

We adhere to the Ubuntu philosophy which asserts that all people are connected by one, universal bond. A person who is Selfless (has Ubuntu), understands that they belong to a greater whole and that they are diminished when others suffer or are oppressed. “How can I be at peace when others are suffering? I am because we are.”

2. Co-Creation

We have intense trust in the ability of people to create and implement solutions to their own problems. This is why we approach our partnerships with respect, humility, and a collaborative spirit.


3. Effective Altruism

Our programs and services are high-quality, effective, and efficient. We allocate our resources (time, money, etc.) in such a way that enables us to do the most good in the world that we can.


4. Perseverance

The word “can’t” IS NOT in our vocabulary. We see difficult problems as welcome and solvable challenges. Just because something hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean it’s impossible. We are organized, deliberate, and relentless in the pursuit of our vision.


5. Transparency

We always make our intentions clear and operate with complete transparency to hold ourselves accountable to both our supporters and the broader public.


Our Team

Selfless Solutions counts on more than 30 volunteers and members from more than 10 different countries and backgrounds; from students to CEO’s. Meet some of our members:

Patrick Irwin

Founder & President, Selfless Solutions USA

In May of 2017, Pat graduated from Dickinson College with a bachelor’s in biology and had plans to pursue a career in medicine. However, after  living and working in Tanzania for 6 months, he realized his true passion lay in creating and implementing solutions to societal problems that cause suffering on a large scale.

Mark Matolo

President, Selfless Solutions Tanzania

Mark was born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania, and has a bachelor’s in Architecture. He has been devoted to helping children and families in Arusha for many years.

Fabien Dondey

President, Selfless Solutions Europe

Fabien has always been interested in the different cultures and lifestyles of people around the world, and has traveled extensively to experience and learn more about them. During a volunteer trip to Tanzania in the summer of 2018, he met Pat, who was also working as a volunteer and staying in the same hostel, and has been working with him ever since. 

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As a volunteer you will be helping Selfless Solutions to achieve its mission of supporting local communities in Tanzania. You will be working alongside people from all over the world that, like you, are seeking to help out.

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