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Familiar Places, New Faces

By Project Zawadi | May 16, 2019

By:  Brian Singer, Project Zawadi Executive Director For the last 17 years, I have visited Tanzania each January to share in the activities that kick off the new school year. My visit this year was particularly special. Just before going to Tanzania I left my day job of 21 years in the field of US-based…

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Why Now? Model Schools Renovations

By Shannon Skally | April 25, 2019

  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

By Karen Stupic | April 2, 2019

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

By Project Zawadi | March 21, 2019

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

By Project Zawadi | January 16, 2019

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

By Project Zawadi | December 18, 2018

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

By Shannon Skally | December 5, 2018

  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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Welcome Adrian Maganga!

By Project Zawadi | March 27, 2018

Project Zawadi is very happy to announce the addition of Adrian Maganga to our Tanzania-based leadership team! Adrian specializes in teacher professional development and is leading efforts both locally and nationally to expand opportunities for teachers and more fully incorporate a student-centered approach to teaching and learning. Utilizing local, national, and international resources, Adrian coordinates…

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New Year, New Vision

By Karen Stupic | January 18, 2018

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

By Karen Stupic | December 12, 2017

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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