Student Profile: Wanzita Ally

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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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Chakula Challenge Update

In 2014, the Vocational Training Centre (VTC) opened its doors to boarding students, providing a safe environment for students to pursue their studies.  A kitchen, dining area, water collection system and food storage were urgently needed to provide clean, safe meals. In the Fall of 2014 we initiated the Chakula Challenge and by the beginning…

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Student Gift Bags from Sponsors

Bunuri Wanna with her sponsor gift

We are often asked if it’s appropriate for sponsors to send a letter or gift 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 or small gifts from their sponsors. Each January, Project Zawadi president and founder, Brian Singer,…

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2015 Eco-Challenge

2015 ECO-CHALLENGE BACKGROUND: Project Zawadi makes a promise to each of our students when they enter into sponsorship that, as long as they put forth their best efforts, Project Zawadi will support them in their education for as far as their studies take them. Once a year, we ask PZ donors to help us keep…

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Teach for Tanzania

NEW INITIATIVE by IAN KEITH: TEACH FOR TANZANIA Dear Friends and Family, I am writing to ask for your support for the Teach for Tanzania (TFT) projects. This summer I conducted teacher trainings and co-taught in Tanzanian rural schools. This effort generated the TFT projects to improve teaching and learning in Tanzanian schools. I am directing this effort in collaboration with Project Zawadi and a Tanzanian leadership…

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“Max”-imize your Gift by Giving on November 20th!

As a Minnesota-based non-profit, some of our supporters may be surprised to NOT see Project Zawadi participating in this state’s big giving day today.  So why not?  Board member, Jim Hartmann, expressed things well when explaining why he chooses to donate directly to the charitable organization instead. “Why I WILL NOT be contributing to my…

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