Why Now? Model Schools Renovations

Posts by Karen Stupic

Why Now? Model Schools Renovations

  The month-long #PZCommunityVision campaign in support of Project Zawadi’s Model Schools program is winding down in the next week. Supporters have already made generous contributions pushing the campaign total over the halfway mark towards the fundraising goal of $30,000.   Can you help with a final push?  The hope is to reach the goal by…

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Model Schools – Community Vision Campaign

As you probably know, nearly every government school in Tanzania faces significant challenges: overcrowded classrooms, a shortage of qualified teachers, and poor infrastructure chief among them.  Over the past years generous donors have made it possible for Project Zawadi to provide small, but important, amounts of financial support to a large number of schools in…

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Developing E-Modules – A Tool for Teachers

Note:  Linda Webster is a UK-based international education consultant that has put in countless volunteer hours with Project Zawadi compiling and creating teacher professional development materials for the Tenda Teachers program.  Central to her work has been development of electronic training modules (e-modules) demonstrating active teaching and learning techniques in action in Tanzanian classrooms.  The…

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English Bridge – A Boost Before Secondary School

Note:  Nicole Halabi and Louise Sherman volunteered their time developing curriculum, teaching English lessons, and creating a volunteer handbook for Project Zawadi’s English Bridge program this past November/December.  The English Bridge program is an intensive 7-week workshop. It is designed to give students graduating from primary school a boost to their English language conversational and…

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Science and Technology in Nyamuswa

Note:  Dan McIntyre has been volunteering as a science and technology consultant with Project Zawadi for the past year.  Dan’s recent trip to Project Zawadi’s base of operations in rural Nyamuswa was to visit and evaluate the science capabilities and clubs at four of the schools that will be participating in Project Zawadi’s new Model…

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Letter Writing Ideas for Sponsors

  Sponsored students love to receive letters from their sponsors!  But, when it actually comes time to sit down to write your letter, what on earth should you write about?  Never fear!  Today’s blog is filled with some tips and ideas to create a fun letter that will be cherished by your student. Start with the greeting.…

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New Year, New Vision

In this season of New Year’s resolutions, the turning of the calendar to 2018 marks a new chapter for Project Zawadi. Throughout 2017, our talented Board delved deep into a comprehensive strategic planning effort for the organization. After nearly two decades of existence, it was time to check in with our founding principles, evaluate the…

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Letters from Sponsors to Students

We are often asked if it is appropriate for sponsors to send a letter directly to their sponsored student(s).  The answer is a resounding yes!  The children love to hear from you and very much appreciate receiving personal notes from their sponsors. What about a gift?  This process has evolved over the years and we…

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Tenda Teachers Fall 2017 Update

From Mara Region to Nationwide! In just two years the Tenda Teachers Program has broadened its education efforts from intensive work in the rural Mara Region of Tanzania to include an ambitious nation-wide effort to improve teacher training and professional development across the entire country.  From working with 250 teachers, headmasters and school district officials,…

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International Day of the Girl–October 11

As we honor and celebrate International Day of the Girl, a day aimed to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights,  Project Zawadi is proud to share a news article by Rotary International highlighting the achievements of sponsored student, Wanzita Ally. Click here…

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