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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The Project Zawadi Community Vision Campaign was not only about what the local communities of Sarawe and Busore Primary Schools wanted for their students, it was about what we as a community could do to support their vision. As always, we are humbled by the generous supporters and advocates of Project Zawadi who make our…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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