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“Max”-imize your Gift by Giving on November 20th!

By Shannon Skally | November 13, 2014

As a Minnesota-based non-profit, some of our supporters may be surprised to NOT see Project Zawadi participating in this state’s big giving day today.  So why not?  Board member, Jim Hartmann, expressed things well when explaining why he chooses to donate directly to the charitable organization instead. “Why I WILL NOT be contributing to my…

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The Chakula Challenge

By Shannon Skally | November 1, 2014

UPDATE: CHALLENGE COMPLETED! In 2014, the Vocational Training Centre 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 are urgently needed to provide clean, safe meals. Please consider a secondary gift towards the Chakula Challenge this year (Chakula…

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Universal Children’s Day – November 20th

By Shannon Skally | October 29, 2014

SAVE THE DATE – THURSDAY, NOV. 20 After a phenomenal response last year (over $40,000 raised in one day!) Project Zawadi is again embracing Universal Children’s Day as our annual giving event day. So mark your calendars for Thursday, November 20 and look for updates via mail, email and social media on how Project Zawadi will…

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Welcome to Innocent Mshana

By Shannon Skally | July 1, 2014

Project Zawadi is pleased to welcome Innocent Mshana as the new Zinduka Vocational Training Centre director.  Over the past three years, Project Zawadi has cooperated with our community partner, Zinduka, to promote and support the development of a local, high-quality vocational training center in Nyamuswa.  The Zinduka VTC provides additional opportunities for training in the…

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Mazera’s Road Trip to Tanga

By Project Zawadi | June 26, 2014

Though Nyamuswa is right on the doorstep of the Serengeti, most PZ students will never have the means to visit this World Heritage Site or any of the other national park treasures of Tanzania.  But PZ-sponsored student Mazera did have the opportunity to visit both the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater National Parks in January.  In…

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Zinduka Visits the Tanzanian National Assembly

By Shannon Skally | June 26, 2014

Zinduka Chairwoman, Muse Mwisawa, spent last week participating in the Civil Societies’ Organizations National Exhibition at the National Assembly in Tanzania’s capitol city of Dodoma. Muse, pictured here with former prime minister Edward N. Lowassa, was representing the good works of Zinduka on a national stage. Hongera, sana (big congratulations) to Muse and the entire Zinduka…

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Throwback Thursday – Dotto and Kurwa

By Shannon Skally | June 19, 2014

From the vaults of PZ for Throwback Thursday #TBT.  Meet Dotto and Kurwa, twin brothers that began as sponsored students with Project Zawadi way back in 2002.  Today, Dotto and Kurwa are both pursuing a high-level architectural drafting vocational program at the same school in Dar es Salaam and well on the road to successful…

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Distribution Day – Not Just for Students!

By Shannon Skally | February 6, 2014

Sponsored students aren’t the only ones to receive needed school materials in anticipation of the new Tanzanian school year.  Guardian Teachers also receive some teaching and learning materials like classroom editions of required textbooks, teacher’s guides, and chalk to enhance the learning environment in their classrooms.  Guardian Teachers and Counselors (along with student families) are…

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BENARD MAZIBA

By Karen Stupic | August 15, 2013

Benard first became a PZ sponsored student in 2006.  Upon completing primary school, Benard elected to join a carpentry program at a nearby vocational training center.  After successfully earning his Grade 1 Carpentry certificate in 2011, Benard began volunteering at the new Zinduka Vocational Training Centre in Nyamuswa.  Described as a hardworking boy by PZ’s community…

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MREMBO NYASEBWA

By Karen Stupic | August 10, 2013

Mrembo is one of many children in her extended family. Students with albinism face unique challenges in East Africa due to the effects of the harsh sun on their unpigmented skin and local superstitions surrounding the condition.  Upon hearing about Mrembo’s difficulty with the sun on her long walks to and from school each day,…

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