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TRAVEL – RUN – GIVE BACK – 2024

By Karen Stupic | September 28, 2023

You can travel to Tanzania for a unique and very fun Marathon (or Half Marathon or 5k) in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After the race, enjoy an amazing 5-day wildlife safari (through the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park) followed by 3 nights in Nyamuswa Village for an up-close look at Project Zawadi’s…

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English Bridge

By Brianna | September 22, 2023

In Tanzania, the language of instruction changes from Swahili, used in primary school, to exclusively English in secondary schools and beyond. This poses a significant challenge to students because the quality of English instruction is often poor at the primary level – this is especially true for rural areas like Nyamuswa. Form 1 students find…

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Merit Program

By Brianna | September 14, 2023

Project Zawadi launched the Merit Program in 2011 in response to a growing number of requests for financial support from non-sponsored students in the Nyamuswa community. These requests were typically coming from high-achieving students. Their families were able to support their studies at lower levels of schooling, but with the greater costs of higher level…

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Project Zawadi Through The Years

By Brianna | August 23, 2023

While Our Team Has Accomplished More Than We Could Capture In A Single Blog Post, Here Are Some Of Our Major Milestones Through The Years   2001: Having exceeded the fundraising necessary to support the first class of students, Project Zawadi expanded the sponsorship program. Working with a program for children living on the streets, an…

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Education in Tanzania: Barriers and Solutions

By Karen Stupic | August 4, 2023

Barriers to School in Tanzania Primary School is universal, compulsory, and free in Tanzania, but there are a number of reasons why many students attend sporadically or dropout altogether. Cost of required uniforms, textbooks, and school supplies Desire for a child’s labor at home or on the farm Distance – the time required to travel…

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Where We Work

By Karen Stupic | June 27, 2023

Tanzania Lying just south of the equator, the United Republic of Tanzaniais East Africa’s largest country. It is noted for its national parks, tradition of Formed in 1964 by the union of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, Tanzania covers approximately 365,000 square miles, roughly twice the size of the state of California. With an estimated population of…

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2023 PZ Donor Trip with NEW Option!

By Karen Stupic | May 26, 2023

We are happy to announce that Project Zawadi, in partnership with Access 2 Tanzania, will host TWO Donor Trips this November/December. In addition to the classic “Safari & Service” option, we have developed a “Service Only” option that runs over the same dates:  November 25-December 9, 2023. Safari & Service: This journey will start with…

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EDUCATION = EMPOWERMENT

By Karen Stupic | November 1, 2022

Your belief in the potential of children and youth is at the heart of everything we do! The fall months are our most important fundraising months; helping us set the stage for a new academic year in Tanzania. To keep the mission going and growing Project Zawadi needs to raise at least $200,000 by November…

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Travel to Tanzania, Run a Race & Support Project Zawadi!

By Karen Stupic | September 1, 2022

You can travel to Tanzania for a unique and very fun Marathon (or Half Marathon or 5k) in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. After the race, enjoy an amazing 5-day wildlife safari followed by 2 nights in Nyamuswa Village for an up-close look at Project Zawadi’s educational programs. The journey is capped with a 5k…

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Empowerment Clubs are Changing Lives

By Karen Stupic | August 15, 2022

Empowerment Clubs have become an integral piece of the Sponsorship program.  A few weeks ago, things in Sarawe Village were a little chaotic. There was some commotion in the village and community members were gathering for ‘yowe’. Yowe is a local practice of gathering when there’s a problem in the village (such as a burglary),…

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Great Teachers Change Lives

By Karen Stupic | May 2, 2022

What are the elements of a quality education? Classrooms, desks, pens and paper are the basic material resources of education. But to ensure a quality education, students need great teachers! The Tenda Teachers Professional Development Program has already reached 407 teachers, impacting nearly 27,000 students. This impact is amplified when we consider the career longevity of…

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The Project Zawadi Donor Trip is Back!

By Karen Stupic | March 8, 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Project Zawadi, in partnership with Access 2 Tanzania, will once again host a Donor Trip that will combine a classic safari experience with a special volunteer opportunity this November 27-December 10, 2022. The journey will start with a wildlife safari through Tanzania’s greatest wildlife parks including Serengeti National Park…

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