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!
Thank you to all who donated to our emergency food relief campaign! We received a staggering $20,780 in support, more than double our goal. With the money we raised, Chamwino Connect was able to provide 10-15 kg bags of maize and 1-1.5 kg bags of beans to 2000 families in Chamwino just as the food … More 2000 Families Receive Food in Chamwino
We are excited to share that we are partnering with One Day’s Wages (ODW) to meet our goal of raising $10,000 in our food relief campaign! ODW has agreed to match all donations made through their website (up to $5,000): Here’s a link to donate: https://www.onedayswages.org/donate/org/emergency-food-aid-tanzania-chamwino-connect One Day’s Wages funds projects on the ground to … More One Day’s Wages to Partner in Food Relief
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
We just received alarming news of a drought that is causing a severe famine in the Dodoma region of Tanzania, which includes Chamwino. The situation is so bad that people are eating screw-worms because of the lack of food. The relentless drought this past year destroyed the harvest for many families in Chamwino and the surrounding areas. … More Emergency Fundraiser to Fight Hunger
Our Fall Fundraiser was a huge success, raising over $5000 to support education in Chamwino, Tanzania. If you weren’t able to attend, but would still like to support us, please get in touch or donate online. We are offering our monthly donors of $50/month or more a framed photograph from a local photographer.
Music is an influential educational tool in Chamwino. Music, dance, and art are used to teach values, identity, morals, and history of their culture to the youth. CC partners with the local non-profit Chamwino Arts Centre to support their cause to preserve and promote traditional Ngoma as a focus for identity, education and successful transition to a modern world.
CC has teamed up with Worldreader to provide books and reading materials for the Secondary School Library. With support from donors and in partnership with Worldreader, 75 e-readers have been provided to the library. The library is used daily by students and community members in the Chamwino.