Archive for July, 2013

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 our last chance to visit – Lucas, Maiko, Ashahadu, Jane and I. But, the universe had other plans. Mama Aziza was having her baby! Mama Aziza is Jane’s neighbor, her husband has contributed to our […]


Hitaji Gets a Set of Wheels

Hitaji Gets a Set of Wheels

Last summer, we visited the village of Kigalie to add two students to the Project Wezesha scholarship program. While we were there, the head teacher asked us to accompany him to meet a young man named Hitaji. Hitaji had an unfortunate story. (Ironically, hitaji means need in Swahili.) When he was 9 years old, he […]


Visiting with our Current Students – July 2013

Visiting with our Current Students - July 2013

On Saturday, July 13th Lucas, Maiko and I made our way into Mgaraganza Village with Saidi and Albert, two of our students who stay in town. Our destination – Amahoro Secondary School. Our purpose – meet with the current students in our program to visit, chat, and take pictures. Between 11a – 12p, the students […]


Girls Education International – Tanzania Program Launches!!

Girls Education International - Tanzania Program Launches!!

Over the river and through the … cassava fields we go. Lucas, his brother Maiko (Michael) and I walked 7 hours on Thursday July 11th to collect applications from girls at 4 primary schools in Kagongo and Mgaraganza villages. We started reasonably early so the sun didn’t beat down on us until we had finished […]


Back in Kigoma – Summer 2013!

Back in Kigoma - Summer 2013!

Ah, back in Tanzania! This year, my planning for the safari back to Kigoma was overshadowed by my larger, slightly more permanent move to Armenia. I accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the American University of Armenia in the capital city of Yerevan. So, after 18 years in Salt Lake City, Utah – I’m […]