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 is Coming!
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
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
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!