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Tenda Teachers Project in the news

By Karen Stupic | March 20, 2017

Project Zawadi and Tenda Teachers were recently featured in the St. Paul Star Tribune.  Click here to check out the article!    For more information on the Tenda Teachers Project be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Distribution Day 2017, Vicki shares her story

By Karen Stupic | March 13, 2017

I’ve returned from my recent trip to Tanzania where I was with 9 other Rotarians who joined me for a safari, three days in Nyamuswa, and to be present for Project Zawadi’s Distribution Day.  I’m excited to share my experience with you!  We brought your gifts and supplies to each of the Project Zawadi sponsored…

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2016 Eco Challenge

By Karen Stupic | November 7, 2016

NEEDS: (1) Currently there are approximately only 55 teachers working in the 9 primary schools that PZ students attend. There should be approximately 72 teachers. However, the schools have great trouble retaining quality teachers because life can be so difficult at rural schools – no running water, no electricity, a lack of housing, etc.  Because…

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Eco Challenge – Water Tank Update

By Karen Stupic | October 27, 2016

  In Fall 2015, the Eco-Challenge was initiated 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 was our first priority and…

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Student Profile: Wanzita Ally

By Karen Stupic | October 11, 2016

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

By Karen Stupic | June 27, 2016

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

By Karen Stupic | March 31, 2016

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

By Karen Stupic | March 28, 2016

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

By Karen Stupic | March 18, 2016

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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Bunuri Wanna with her sponsor gift

Student Gift Bags from Sponsors

By Karen Stupic | December 9, 2015

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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