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 the biggest smile on my face. Lucas is the heart and soul of Project Wezesha. Today, he updated me about the upward momentum for scholarship students in our program – students that you help support! Here are some of […]


Evidence of Impact – Sky’s the Limit!

Evidence of Impact - Sky's the Limit!

We are very proud to announce that as of Summer 2015, our three young men – Dibeit, Tumsifu and Saidi found out which high schools they will be attending starting July 18th. School assignment is based on secondary school exit exams, and the fact that these three are going all over the country speaks to […]


From Students to Graduates to Teachers! Bravo!!

From Students to Graduates to Teachers! Bravo!!

In 2011, three amazing young men – Tumsifu, Saidi, and Dibeit – began their studies as Form 1 students in Tanzanian secondary schools, with the help of Project Wezesha. In November, they all graduated! Dibeit: Due to his excellent performance on the secondary school entrance exams, Dibeit was selected by the government to study in […]


Insights from Our Students

Insights from Our Students

Our next update is from Kagongo Secondary School. In August, Lucas and I went and visited with our new Girls Education International Form 1 students, and we also met with 6 of our current Project Wezesha students. These 6, Marieta, Olivia, Sango, Simoni, Mahamudu, and Ahmadi wanted to share with us some of the challenges […]


Congratulations Hindu and Khadija!

Congratulations Hindu and Khadija!

Lucas and I are happy to share some wonderful news! Our amazing students, Hindu and Khadija graduated in November from their program at the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA). They began studying together two years ago and both pursued careers as administrative assistants. Before they entered VETA, neither of them knew how to type […]


Our Boys – Approaching Graduation

Our Boys - Approaching Graduation

We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the start of a new season! I know in Tanzania, everyone is very excited about the coming end to a long rainy season … ah, but of course – the water and vibrant green of the landscape during this season is so refreshing! In Tanzania, our students […]


Making the Grade in Rural Tanzania – Often a Tall Order

Twice a year, Lucas makes his rounds to the various schools where our scholarship students attend. He checks in with the headmasters and teachers, he gets updates on our students, and he collects report cards. Like a proud but nervous baba and mama, Lucas and I wait in anticipation as the grades roll in. Well, […]


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 […]


2013 Calendars are Ready to Order!

2013 Calendars are Ready to Order!

Happy Holidays from Project Wezesha!! For our 3rd year running, we are providing an alternative gift-giving option for the holiday season! You can give the gift of education by contributing to our Scholarship Fund and we will send your our 2013 Project Wezesha calendars to give as gifts to your loved ones. Of course, you […]


Introducing our New Students!

Introducing our New Students!

When we started this program, we had five students from Kiganza Village and perhaps you have been following them for the past four years: Edina, Diana, Ismael, France and Hindu. The following year we added a few more – Amosi, Silvesia, Khadija, Zainabu, Saidi and Dibeit. Since we started, Edina, Hindu, Silvesia, Zainabu and Khadija […]


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 […]


Project Wezesha Selected for Amani Hope Scholarship Program!

Project Wezesha Selected for Amani Hope Scholarship Program!

Project Wezesha is excited to announce a new partnership with AFR Clothing, a for-profit business that combines fashion with social justice. Authentic Fashion Renaissance (AFR) is capturing attention and raising awareness through the sales of clothing and contribution of proceeds from these sales to support children’s education in Africa. AFR Clothing is launching the Amani […]


Wanafunzi – Our Scholarship Students

Wanafunzi - Our Scholarship Students

Project Wezesha has two primary programs – the construction of Amahoro Secondary School and the scholarship program for secondary school students.  We currently support 13 students who are going to one of three secondary schools in the region – Mugonya, Mwandiga and Kagongo.  On Saturday, we arranged to meet with the students to sit, chat, […]


Watoto Wanataka Kusema ‘Mambo’ to You!

Watoto Wanataka Kusema 'Mambo' to You!

Saidi is one of the newest students in our scholarship program.  He just started secondary school in Mwandiga town this past January (2011).  I recorded him last summer in a very informal little chat at his house.   When you hear the voice in the background prompting him a bit, that’s Lucas – making my cryptic question about what […]


Give a Kid a Camera and …

Give a Kid a Camera and ...

When I see the kids, they like to commandeer my camera and shoot away… I always love going back through what they captured…. Here’s a montage!


Give a Girl a Smile, Watch Her Glow

Give a Girl a Smile, Watch Her Glow

The other day was a day of serendipitous moments. Serendipity is really only interesting to the ones experiencing it, really – although I quite get a kick out of sharing and hearing about others’ experiences. So, in case you’re like me – here are two that happened the other day. I had planned to go […]


Tulienda Kiganza – Visiting the Children

Tulienda Kiganza - Visiting the Children

Today we made our way into Kiganza village to visit with my friends – young and old. It was an emotional day for several reasons. Lucas met us in town in the morning and after puttering around a little bit to get some money changed and buy some sunscreen, which we shockingly found in the […]


Secondary School Scholarship Recipients

Secondary School Scholarship Recipients

My days were winding down fast toward the end of my time in Kiganza and it suddenly seemed like there was so much to do before leaving (which is rarely really the case, but it’s amazing how much extra you can create for yourself when there’s a deadline – I’ve always worked better that way […]