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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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LUCIA WARIOBA

By Karen Stupic | August 5, 2013

Lucia has been a PZ-sponsored student since 2005 where she excelled academically throughout her primary schooling.  In 2009, she was selected to the prestigious Tabora Girls boarding school where she continued to do very well in her studies.  Lucia’s goal is to one day become an engineer.  This year, she scored very highly on the…

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MSAFIRI SAMSON

By Karen Stupic | August 1, 2013

Msafiri, a PZ-sponsored student since 2004, lives with his elderly grandmother.  As a young child, he suffered a severe burn to his face and eye socket in an accident.  As he grew, the burn became increasingly problematic and painful and it interfered greatly with his normal daily activities including his secondary school studies.  Last fall, through…

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WAKANYI MGISI

By Karen Stupic | August 15, 2012

Eleven-year-old Wakanyi Mgisi is the youngest of nine girls. Education is very important in the Mgisi family and Wakanyi is dedicated to her studies. She walks five miles to and from school every day. However, it’s a major struggle for her widowed mother to cover the costs of Wakanyi’s schooling. Recognizing this, in 2009 Wakanyi’s…

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CHUKISTA MALIMA

By Karen Stupic | August 10, 2012

Chukista struggled in the traditional academic track in secondary school but has found her calling with vocational training. In 2011, Chukista graduated first in her class of mechanical electrical technicians at St. Anthony Vocational Training Center in Musoma. Chukista recalls: “I had nowhere to go and nothing to do because my exam results were not…

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ELIBARIKI WALTER

By Karen Stupic | August 5, 2012

In 2002, 14 year-old Elibariki Walter became one of Project Zawadi’s first sponsored students. Elibariki was l iving at Children for Children’s Future (CCF), a center for street children in Arusha, and had been abandoned by his parents. Ranked 2 nd in his class of 115 students, Elibariki was described by the CCF director as…

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NYABINA WASANDA

By Karen Stupic | August 1, 2012

Nyabina lives with her mother and five siblings. Her mother supports the family by making charcoal and selling firewood and grains to local families. Nyabina has to walk 5 miles each way to school and hopes to someday become a teacher. She receives a lot of support and encouragement from her mother who advises Nyabina…

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Brian Singer’s Speech at Peace Corps and Africa – Honoring 50 Years

By Project Zawadi | March 26, 2011

As part of Peace Corps 50th Anniversary celebrations, Project Zawadi’s founder and president, Brian Singer, spoke about “Bringing the World Back Home” at the Peace Corps and Africa conference in Madison, Wisconsin on March 26th. It was an exciting opportunity to share the good works of Project Zawadi with the returned Peace Corps community and…

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Goodmakers Films Produce a Film for Project Zawadi

By Project Zawadi | July 26, 2010

Tilo Ponder and Cris Blyth visited Tanzania last summer and sought out an opportuity to give back to Tanzania by creating a film for a non-profit organization. Project Zawadi was fortunate to be the recipient of gratis film making services. The result is a compelling 6-minute film about the origins of Project Zawadi as recounted…

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Project Zawadi Welcomes New Board Members

By Project Zawadi | June 12, 2010

At the June 12, 2010 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, two new board members were welcomed to the PROJECTZAWADI family and a past member has rejoined the board after a one-year hiatus: Weclome new members: Emma Kasiga (Saint Paul, MN) Matthew Thomas (Minneapolis, MN) Welcome back to: Jennifer Haefeli (Sommerville, MA) The Board of Directors would also…

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