Archive for July, 2012

This is Their Story

This is Their Story

This is her story. The story of most girls in the village. This is his story. The story of most boys in the village. Are you ready? There is no response more difficult to deliver than a ‘no’ to the request of a student for school support.  Unfortunately, if I said ‘yes’ to every student […]


Meeting with Village Leaders – Speech in Kiswahili

Meeting with Village Leaders - Speech in Kiswahili

After discovering about some of our ‘issues’ here in the village, I composed a little talk for the village leaders. My friend in Kigoma, Bennie Muzzazzi helped me to translate it to Kiswahili so I could deliver it directly, knowing that what I wanted to say was being delivered. Here’s the video of the speech, […]


An Epic Journey – Collaboration Leads to School Opening: January 2013!!

An Epic Journey - Collaboration Leads to School Opening: January 2013!!

This has been a remarkably productive trip! Lucas and I feel more supported by the various government entities than ever before and that’s because, after flailing around on our own for 3 years, we’ve finally stumbled upon the right people. The first year we simply said ‘yes’ to the request of Mjumbe (chief) Bitata to […]


Black Diamond sheds a little light on Education

Black Diamond sheds a little light on Education

I was recently reading Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond. Only a few pages into the Introduction I was thrown back to Mwanga, Tanzania – the home of our co-founder, Lucas Lameck. I remembered a conversation that took place at Lucas’ home with Lucas, his brothers Maiko and Kefason, my friends Hadley and Laura […]