Schools throughout Tanzania face significant shortages in everything from basic infrastructure to teaching and learning materials to an adequately trained staff. Project Zawadi has long partnered closely with communities and schools in the Nyamuswa area to promote education and to support sponsored students.
Over the years, Project Zawadi has conducted a limited series of infrastructure projects, teacher training workshops, and directed donations of teaching and learning materials to several schools in which sponsored students were studying.
Project Zawadi is currently piloting a Model Schools program. Directed by an intensive community and school planning initiative, all Project Zawadi program areas and resources will be more intensively integrated into a school in support of the vision the community has of a model, high-quality educational institution for their children.
Six locations have been chosen as pilots. These schools will be going through the planning process and begin implementing their plans over the next five years.
Other Partner Schools
Core Schools are located in the Nyamuswa area and have historically worked in partnership with Project Zawadi. They maintain a cohort of Project Zawadi sponsored students, provide access to Project Zawadi program staff, and provide some additional support services to sponsored students. In return, limited infrastructure projects, teacher training, and teaching and learning materials were provided to the schools.
In 2017, the first Project Zawadi sister school relationships were established between Tanzania and the USA. Sister schools are an opportunity to connect students and teachers and promote cultural exchange and awareness through the sharing of letters, photos, and video chats.