The following post is from an article published by SPU Response Magazine, written by Ruth Moon Mari, photos by Cyril Ndegeya. This summer, Kedmon Mapana PhD ’13 organized and hosted the 10th annual Chamwino Music Festival in Chamwino, Tanzania. About 1,200 artists performed and more than 5,000 people attended the festival, Mapana said. Mapana, … More SPU Honors Alumnus Dr. Kedmon Mapana
Chamwino Connect’s support of lifelong education in central Tanzania is driven by a famous Swahili saying: “Elimu ni ufunguo wa maisha —Education is the key to life”. This saying does not have shallow meaning in Tanzania, education makes a tangible and real life altering difference. It has been 10 years since CC began its scholarship … More Impact From 10 Years of Scholarships!
Students, get to your desk! Imagine going to elementary school and sitting on the concrete floor all day. Until this year, the majority of classrooms in the three Chamwino primary schools had no desks. The major shortage of desks has driven parents to advocate for a better learning environment for their children. In doing so, the community … More Desks for Schools
There is still a huge need for immediate food assistance in Chamwino. The village counsel has updated us that there are more than 800 elderly individuals and 500 families in the Chamwino area who are agriculture dependent. Last year’s drought destroyed much of their harvest and they are truly struggling to secure food right now. … More Update on Food Relief Campaign