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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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Welcome Judith Merinyo, Director of Educational Support!

Project Zawadi is thrilled to announce the addition of Ms. Judith Merinyo to our team.  As the new Director of Educational Support, Judith joins our Tanzanian-based leadership team to offer ongoing support for PZ students in secondary and tertiary levels beyond Nyamuswa.  Ms. Merinyo’s specialty is coordinating the educational, logistical, financial, vocational and social-emotional support…

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Alumni Profile: Elibariki Walter

As an orphan, Elibariki was raised in the city of Arusha at a center for street children called Children For Children’s Future (CCF). Elibariki first learned to read and write at CCF where he also developed a strong passion for music. He sang in a group of six young boys. They called themselves the Bongo…

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Tenda Teachers Project in the news

Project Zawadi and Tenda Teachers were recently featured in the St. Paul Star Tribune.  Click here to check out the article!    For more information on the Tenda Teachers Project be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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2016 Eco Challenge

NEEDS: (1) Currently there are approximately only 55 teachers working in the 9 primary schools that PZ students attend. There should be approximately 72 teachers. However, the schools have great trouble retaining quality teachers because life can be so difficult at rural schools – no running water, no electricity, a lack of housing, etc.  Because…

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Eco Challenge – Water Tank Update

  In Fall 2015, the Eco-Challenge was initiated with the intent to create a specific ‘challenge’ project that will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of education that PZ students will receive and will be completed in a way that is eco-friendly.  The water component of the project was our first priority and…

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Student Profile: Wanzita Ally

Wanzita was first sponsored by Project Zawadi in 2009 when she was in Standard 5. She made steady progress in her studies and completed Form 4 at Makongoro Secondary school in 2015.  Nearly two months have passed since Project Zawadi’s student, Wanzita Ally, arrived in Minnesota as a North Star Rotary Youth Exchange student.   It is…

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Student Profile: A Story of Resilience

Meaning of Resilience:  the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens.  This word describes most of the PZ students, but one in particular comes to mind when we think of a resilient student. Jane Doe* was the first born in 1996 to a happily married couple in a nearby village to Naymuswa.  …

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Spring Eco-Challenge: Water

The Eco-Challenge was initiated this past Fall with the intent to create a specific ‘challenge’ project that will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of education that PZ students will receive and will be completed in a way that is eco-friendly.  The water component of the project is our first priority and is…

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Books for Africa: Little Libraries

Project Zawadi is thrilled to announce that it is the recipient of one container (approximately 22,000 books) to be shipped to Tanzania free of charge by Books for Africa! The free shipment is valued at $10,000! This incredible opportunity was facilitated by Project Zawadi Board Members Ron Aminzade and Ian Keith. Ron and Ian worked with…

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