Posts Tagged ‘Girls Education’

Launching an Academic Study Camp

Launching an Academic Study Camp

Happy New Year, Project Wezesha Supporters! We wrapped up 2016 with a really cool pilot project that we’re excited to tell you all about. As most of you have learned through these reports, education in government village schools is readily available, but not always of the same quality as that experienced by the youth in […]


Autumn Update on our Scholarship Program

Autumn Update on our Scholarship Program

Happy Autumn to all of you! The leaves are turning in their brilliance here in Vermont, but back in Tanzania, rainy season is upon them – which means everything gets so lush and green! Students are getting ready for their end-of-year examinations. Let’s just say there are some stressed students in our midst! These exams […]


Social Media Becomes a Tool for Project Wezesha

Social Media Becomes a Tool for Project Wezesha

As of recently, social media is reaching more of our students. When I started working in Tanzania in 2008, no one I knew in the villages had a cell phone. A few folks in town had old-school Nokia phones. Now, almost everyone has a basic phone, and more and more people have smart phones. If […]


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 students. These updates are based on a report compiled by Lucas after many calls and personal visits with teachers, headmasters, parents and students. As each year passes, our student numbers ebb and flow due to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]