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Selfless Solutions

We believe every African should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. ​

Our Mission

To empower African entrepreneurs with resources, coaching, and support services, then work in partnership with them to co-create projects and systems 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

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.

 

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 and President 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 a year spent working on public health projects at the University of Pittsburgh, he realized his true passion lay in creating and implementing solutions to societal flaws that cause human suffering on a large scale.

Mark Matolo

President, Selfless Solutions Tanzania
Mark is from 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.

Meet the rest of
‍ our team

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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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