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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

University-Bound Project Wezesha Students!
University-Bound Project Wezesha Students!

Dear Project Wezesha Supporters, The time has finally come for our first scholarship students to rea…

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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

Young Entrepreneurs Raise $$ for Tanzanian Students
Young Entrepreneurs Raise $$ for Tanzanian Students

This holiday season, a friend and fellow educator, Jennifer Russell decided to see what her students…

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