Developing E-Modules – A Tool for Teachers

By Karen Stupic | 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 Karen Stupic | 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 Karen Stupic | 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 Karen Stupic | 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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Tenda Teachers Fall 2017 Update

By Karen Stupic | November 1, 2017

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

By Karen Stupic | October 11, 2017

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!

By Karen Stupic | September 27, 2017

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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