Community Vision 2021: Housing for Teachers

By Karen Stupic | April 1, 2021

Today I am sharing with you the details of the 2021 Community Vision Campaign: Housing for Teachers. Each Spring for the last three years, we have come together to support Project Zawadi’s Model Schools program through a targeted campaign that is central to a school’s 5-year development plan. This year, the top priority is teacher…

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Update – Community Vision: Access to Clean Water

By Karen Stupic | December 22, 2020

This past May, in the midst of the worldwide pandemic that caused all Tanzanian schools to be shut down for nearly two months, Project Zawadi held a fundraiser for water. Even though we had already planned to make water a priority this year, it was suitable that it happened at a time when water for hand-washing…

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20th Anniversary Year Celebration

By Karen Stupic | November 25, 2020

Dear friends of Project Zawadi! Thank you to all those who joined us on Friday to celebrate the work Project Zawadi has accomplished and kick off our 20th Anniversary Year! If you missed the celebration, you can still watch by clicking here (or on the image below)! Thank you for your support through the years.…

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20 Years and Growing!

By Karen Stupic | November 1, 2020

Dear friends of Project Zawadi! The year 2020 has been nothing if not eventful. To top it off, it is time to celebrate our 20th year! I am proud to tell you that even in the midst of a pandemic, so much has happened in the last year. Here are some highlights: 264 students attended…

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Meet Rhonda Barona: Project Zawadi Supporter & Fundraiser

By Karen Stupic | October 13, 2020

written by Project Zawadi Volunteer, Dawn Wood “I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale Let’s meet Rhonda Barona, passionate Project Zawadi (PZ) supporter and fundraiser. Rhonda…

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Water Shortage in Rural Tanzania

By Karen Stupic | May 26, 2020

A Note From Executive Director Brian Singer: Josephat Mboyi has provided many years of valuable guidance to Project Zawadi as a board member and advisor. Born and raised in Nyamuswa, Josephat provides a salient perspective to the challenges the community faces. As we near our goal for the Community Vision Campaign 2020: Access to Clean…

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Covid-19 Rapid Response Efforts

By Karen Stupic | May 6, 2020

COVID-19 has been mentally and emotionally challenging for all of us at Project Zawadi. Personally, my feelings have ranged from hopelessness and helplessness to hopeful and determined. Since we first learned of the virus, I have been inspired by the questions driving our staff to immediate action. Where can we start? And ventilators in a…

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Clean Water & COVID-19 – We Need Your Help

By Karen Stupic | May 1, 2020

I’m writing today to share important updates about the work we are doing to address the Covid-19 pandemic in Tanzania. Like so many of you, we are learning to work remotely to connect with and support one another. We are also rapidly developing and implementing short- and long-term solutions to the many challenges our communities…

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English Bridge 2019: Volunteer View

By Karen Stupic | December 19, 2019

A note from the Executive Director, Brian Singer: In Tanzanian primary schools, the language of instruction is Swahili.  However, in secondary school the language of instruction abruptly changes to English, which is a second or third language to many students. Since most young Tanzanian students are rarely ready for this change in language, Project Zawadi…

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The Apprenticeship Program (Programu ya Mafunzo ya ufundi)

By Karen Stupic | November 18, 2019

Definitions: Wanafunzi (noun) English translation: apprentices, trainees, students Fundi (noun) English translation: master artisan, trade expert, scholar   Project Zawadi is proud to introduce a new path in the Student Sponsorship program: Apprenticeships! Let’s celebrate the inaugural class of Wanafunzi! Masonry Tailoring Welding Nyamshora Ibrahim Anifa Ally Isack Haraja Mussa Juma Suzana Mathias Amos James…

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