written by Project Zawadi Volunteer, Dawn Wood “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale Let’s meet Rhonda Barona, passionate Project Zawadi (PZ) supporter and fundraiser. Rhonda…

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A Note From Executive Director Brian Singer: Josephat Mboyi has provided many years of valuable guidance to Project Zawadi as a board member and advisor. Born and raised in Nyamuswa, Josephat provides a salient perspective to the challenges the community faces. As we near our goal for the Community Vision Campaign 2020: Access to Clean…

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COVID-19 has been mentally and emotionally challenging for all of us at Project Zawadi. Personally, my feelings have ranged from hopelessness and helplessness to hopeful and determined. Since we first learned of the virus, I have been inspired by the questions driving our staff to immediate action. Where can we start? And ventilators in a…

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I’m writing today to share important updates about the work we are doing to address the Covid-19 pandemic in Tanzania. Like so many of you, we are learning to work remotely to connect with and support one another. We are also rapidly developing and implementing short- and long-term solutions to the many challenges our communities…

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A note from the Executive Director, Brian Singer: In Tanzanian primary schools, the language of instruction is Swahili.  However, in secondary school the language of instruction abruptly changes to English, which is a second or third language to many students. Since most young Tanzanian students are rarely ready for this change in language, Project Zawadi…

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Definitions: Wanafunzi (noun) English translation: apprentices, trainees, students Fundi (noun) English translation: master artisan, trade expert, scholar   Project Zawadi is proud to introduce a new path in the Student Sponsorship program: Apprenticeships! Let’s celebrate the inaugural class of Wanafunzi! Masonry Tailoring Welding Nyamshora Ibrahim Anifa Ally Isack Haraja Mussa Juma Suzana Mathias Amos James…

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Project Zawadi is celebrating Universal Children’s Day on Tuesday, November 20 with a day of giving –  join us in supporting quality education for kids like Ester! Meet Ester, a Project Zawadi sponsored student just starting off with her education at one of our Model School partners.  Thanks to the compassionate support of individuals like…

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Note:  Ron Aminzade is a Project Zawadi Board Member and emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota.  He has been doing research in Tanzania since 1995, most recently on Tanzanian agricultural policy debates.  Through his work with the Model Schools committee, Ron has been instrumental in exploring conservation agriculture practices and developing partnerships…

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Partnering with communities, schools, and teachers to support quality education for Tanzanian children and youth. We are very excited to announce the publication of Project Zawadi’s 2019 Annual Report. The Annual Report not only highlights the yearly achievements and impacts of the Student Sponsorship, Tenda Teachers, and Model Schools programs, it also summarizes the financials…

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Have you ever wanted to see the work of Project Zawadi up close and personal? We are pleased to announce that Project Zawadi, in partnership with Access 2 Tanzania, will be hosting a Donor Trip which will combine a classic safari experience with a special educational opportunity this November 25-Dec 7, 2019. The journey will…

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