Peace Corps Tanzania’s USAWA Committee ended off January with one of our favorite initiatives - the Fourth Annual LEAD National Youth Empowerment Conference! This weeklong conference in Morogoro included all things leadership, learning, friendship, and fun! 32 students from different regions came together showing promise as budding leaders, and left as Tanzania’s leaders of tomorrow. … Continue reading LEAD Conference Reflection
This February we welcomed three new members: Hannah Perry, Kenna Dieffenwierth, and Lauren Chrislu. As these newbies are from three different regions, our committee now spans six regions, and almost every super-region! We're excited to have such an expansive range of knowledge and expertise, and look forward to continue to collaborate together on gender ISTs … Continue reading Welcome newbz: Hannah, Kenna, and Lauren!
Today is March 8th! Do you know what that means? Happy International Women's Day! To help celebrate the occasion, we made this short info-graphic for you to learn more about this history of this important day! Take a look below!
Hey folks! We've reached the time of year where it's time to start thinking about International Women's Day. Just like last year we'll be celebrating across the whole week of IWD starting on March 4 and ending on March 10. We have a number of activities to choose from listed in the infographic below, and … Continue reading International Women’s Day
Recently in Dar es Salaam, I picked up an English newspaper to read while I waited for an uber. As I skimmed the pages, my eyes stopped at a colorful illustration of a woman in a mini skirt dancing with a glass of wine in her hand. I paused to read the article, and felt … Continue reading Changing the Rhetoric
November 19th is International Men's Day and November 25th is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women! To celebrate these two important days, the USAWA committee made this awesome info graphic to remind people how they can get out there in their villages and connect with both men and women to celebrate these … Continue reading International Men’s Day and International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
PCTZ's 3rd Annual National LEAD Conference 2017 concluded in April of this year and proved to be a week of unparalleled fun, energy, learning, and friendship among all those involved. Students and teachers arrived on Sunday, March 26th, unsure of what the week would bring. But once session began early Monday morning, the rest was … Continue reading PC Tanzania’s 3rd Annual LEAD Conference
We’ve got some new members of USAWA, and they are excited to introduce themselves and start their work with the committee. Meet Cindy, Andrew and Hannah! Hi peeps! My name is Cindy Hu and I am an agriculture volunteer serving with my husband David in the Southern Highlands of the Njombe region. Karibuni Njombe! I’m … Continue reading HEALTH AG 2017: NEWBZ EDITION
This post was originally posted to USAWA member Mikaela Perry's blog here! Last week, I finished my very first project in the village, of the projects that can be finished (agriculture and health projects tend to be an ongoing thing, hence the sustainability portion of Peace Corps). Maua Mazuri, which I’ve blogged about before, came to … Continue reading The Importance of Art: Maua Mazuri