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Empower through Education

Project Wezesha is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2009 by Lucas Lameck and Rai Farrelly.  We founded Project Wezesha to address the needs of children in rural villages within the Kigoma Region of Western Tanzania.  Wezesha is the Kiswahili word for Empower.  The aim of Project Wezesha is to empower local communities through increased access to education for the children.  By engaging the community and relying on village leadership, Project Wezesha is able to target the locally identified needs of the community.  Our current programming includes a secondary school scholarship program for children most in need as well as a building project to provide Mgaraganza Village with its first ever secondary school – Amahoro Secondary.

Amahoro Secondary

Our Next Steps
Our Next Steps

After years of fundraising and some very generous support from all of you, Amahoro Secondary School …

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Scholarship Fund

Upward Momentum for More of our Students!
Upward Momentum for More of our Students!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – talking to Lucas Lameck always puts th…

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Bringing a Baby into the World
Bringing a Baby into the World

It was my last visit to the village, my last night to sleep over at my friend Jane’s house, and ou…

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Project Wezesha

Spring 2016 Update on Our Students
Spring 2016 Update on Our Students

We’re at the half way mark of a new school semester and are eager to share some updates on our…

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