International Women’s Day Competition 2017

Congratulations Peace Corps Tanzania, International Women’s Week was a HUGE SUCCESS! Hearing stories from men and women around the world celebrating International Women’s Day gives me chills. Some used it as an opportunity to celebrate what women have accomplished to date, with men as strong allies. Others used it as an opportunity to teach gender … Continue reading International Women’s Day Competition 2017

Gender Equality and Agriculture

Today is International Women's Day 2017, and to mark the #BeBoldForChange campaign, USAWA is blogging about the importance of gender equality with regards to agriculture. How can we #BeBoldForChange in one of humankind's most ancient practices - agriculture and all that comes with it (subsistence farming, cash crops, aquaculture, livestock husbandry, etc.)? Why is gender equality, … Continue reading Gender Equality and Agriculture

Ella’s Story

Ella’s Story, Taking the LEAD Conference Home   Peace Corps Tanzania currently supports three main sectors for regular volunteers: Health, Agriculture, and Education. Life as an Education Volunteer can be very different from life as a Health or Ag Volunteer. Every day, Ed PCVs work with secondary school teachers and students, facing the challenges ever-present … Continue reading Ella’s Story

The 2016 Njombe Girls Conference

On July 14th of this year, forty female secondary school students from the Njombe region in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania came together for a three-day empowerment conference. With help from the VAST (Volunteer Activities Support and Training) funding source, and the organizational abilities of five Peace Corps Education Volunteers, the students were able to … Continue reading The 2016 Njombe Girls Conference