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!
“Just because I’m a Librarian doesn’t mean I know how to build a Library” said Cindy Strong laughing when Chamwino Connect founder Kedmon Mapana approached her back in 2009. Mapana was a doctoral student at Seattle Pacific University, at the time, and Cindy was his librarian. He continually persisted she build a library in his … More Words From Our Beloved Librarian
The 4th Annual Chamwino Connect Fundraiser was GRAND and we are SO thankful for the folks who came out to support us! It was a fun night playing Chamwino bingo, making mad dashes for last minute silent auction bids and enjoying the Tanzanian bites. We are thrilled to share that our donors helped raise over $19,000! We truly appreciate the … More What a Kubwa (Big) Night!
In July 2014, Chamwino Connect partnered with the World Reader program to help encourage the culture of reading and learning in the local school and greater community of Chamwino, Tanzania. Worldreader is a non-profit organization that delivers e-books to people in the developing world. To date, we have been able to purchase 75 e-readers for … More Gettin’ Crafty
We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting our 4th Annual Fundraiser Bash on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017! Back by popular demand we will be playing Chamwino Bingo, but that is not all…. we are also bringing back the silent auction. The evening will be a thriller with prizes for the winners, delicious Tanzanian … More Save the Date for our 4th Annual Fundraiser on Dec 2nd!
Here is a photo recap of the fun we had together playing BINGO and enjoying Tanzanian cuisine and local beer on November 5th…thank you to Don Gorman for the beautiful images. We raised almost $5000 and had a great time together. Thank you to all our donors, corporate sponsors, and volunteers who keep our vision … More BINGO!…another successful fundraiser
We are excited to invite you to Chamwino Bingo, the 3rd Annual Chamwino Connect Fundraiser Bash, taking place from 6:30-9pm Saturday, Nov 5th at Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church (832 32nd Ave Seattle, WA 98122). You don’t want to miss Chamwino Bingo! It will be a night of fun playing plenty of bingo games, prizes for the winners, … More 3rd Annual Chamwino Connect Fundraiser Bash – Chamwino Bingo!
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
Below is a snippet from Maurice Mkhotya’s (WorldReader Project Manager) Annual Report on the e-reader program in the Chamwino Secondary School. ANNUAL REPORT 2015 The Worldreader Project was launched in July 2014 in Chamwino Secondary School in the School library. The main objective of the Project was to help building the reading culture of the … More WorldReader Annual Report
A huge thank you to everyone who turned out for the Chamwino Connect spring fundraiser! We were honored to feature Kedmon and Pendo Mapana who shared with us a taste of Wagogo music and a bit of their story. Check out this awesome video one of our attendees made for us after the event! We … More Fundraiser Update and Video!