Lauren’s Story

The LEAD Tanzania Youth Conference (Leadership Empowerment and Development) provides education for students on a great variety of topics. One day of the conference is a career day devoted to the importance of goals and goal setting, and incorporating the advice of guest speakers, a visit to a nearby University, and the stories of current … Continue reading Lauren’s Story

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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

The Tanzania National LEAD (Leadership Experience and Development) Conference

Written by Chris Biles Between the 24th and 29th of April this year, 10 Peace Corps Volunteers, 40 secondary students, and 10 counterparts came together in Morogoro for a week-long conference designed to educate and empower youth. The volunteers, students, and counterparts came from different regions all over the country: Mbeya, Songea, Njombe, Iringa, Dodoma, … Continue reading The Tanzania National LEAD (Leadership Experience and Development) Conference

Ndanda Women’s Conference, Mtwara Region, PCTZ, March 31 – April 3 2016

By: Emily Beggins & Katie Van Zante As Peace Corps Volunteers in Tanzania it’s hard to hide from gender inequality. We see it in the classroom, in our projects and in our communities. The Mtwara region is often conservative and binary in gender roles, and therefore difficult to deviate from. While it is seen as … Continue reading Ndanda Women’s Conference, Mtwara Region, PCTZ, March 31 – April 3 2016