“Culture is the essence and spirit of any nation. Country which lacks its own culture is no more than a collection of people without the spirit which makes them a nation.” -Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere … More Chamwino Arts Center (CAC) – Newsletter
Check out this inspirational video of the work being done through Chamwino Arts Center and Chamwino Connect by taking music, a life source of the culture in Chamwino, and infusing it with our educational projects. This unique movement has grown into a community lead organization that is empowering and improving the lives of Tanzanians.
The celebration for Barbara’s 85th birthday was a lovely event with exciting music. Thank you to all who attended. Thank you to all who attended and donated. All donations will go towards Chamwino Connect education projects. Donations and gifts will be tax deductible and those who contribute will be given a receipt of their donation.
Each year the Cigogo festival takes it another level higher. It is becoming not only nationally recognized, but is making headway internationally. The gathering of cultural groups, both young and old from around Tanzania, is a unique event that is a must see in your life time. Here is some incredible moments of this years … More 11th Annual Cigogo Festival Photos
Going on past a decade now, the 11th Cigogo music festival will be held from July 26th to the 29th at Chamwino District in Dodoma Tanzania! The Chamwino Arts Centre Staff, Chamwino Connnect and many community members are hard at work in Chamwino preparing for the event. As one of the leading tradition festival in … More 11th Cigogo Music Festival!
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
Team leaders from the Chamwino Arts Centre have been traveling around the world this past year participating in Project F.I.R.E (From Idea to Reality and Execution), a multi-phase training course in project management and planning for CAC staff who are leading our education projects and programs in Chamwino. Training course 1 was in South Africa, Training … More Project Fire
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
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