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Project Zawadi Incorporated

  • Saint Paul, MN
  • www.projectzawadi.org

Mission Statement

PROJECTZAWADI's mission is to provide educational opportunities within a nurturing environment to orphaned and other vulnerable children in Tanzania so that they become self-reliant and active members of their communities.

Main Programs

  1. Sponsorship Program
  2. Capital Improvement Projects
  3. Educational Capacity Building

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Service Areas

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International

Project Zawadi supports the educational needs of students in Tanzania, specifically in under-served rural areas.

ruling year

2002

Principal Officer

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Mr. Brian Singer

Keywords

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AIDS, orphans, vulnerable, children, Tanzania, sponsorship, education, homeless, street, kids, Africa

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Also Known As

Project Zawadi

EIN

06-1629249

 Number

0207984761

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Relief (Q33)

AIDS (G81)

International Cultural Exchange (Q21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Student Success: PROJECTZAWADI students, who were once at a great disadvantage to their peers, are now able to compete on equal footing in the classroom and on national exams.

Strengthened Schools: At the schools where PZ students are sponsored, student attendance has improved and teachers have reported increased job satisfaction due to the school improvement initiatives spearheaded by PROJECTZAWADI.

Stronger Communities: Within the communities where PZ students are sponsored, community members have been inspired to initiate and fund their own development projects.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Sponsorship Program

PROJECTZAWADI helps the neediest children in Tanzania attend school and prepare for a life of self-reliance.

PROJECTZAWADI works with local partners to identify the neediest students and provide:
-School and exam fees
-Tuition payments (when required)
-School uniforms & shoes
-Textbooks
-School supplies
-Solar lantern
-Menstrual protection (for older girls)
-A promise: If they get high scores, we will help them continue their education as far as they can take it.

With PROJECTZAWADI's support, caring adults visit with them regularly to help them thrive academically and personally. PZ Counselors and Guardian Teachers support students day-to-day. Local partner staff and volunteers further monitor students' well-being and connect them as needed with additional academic and health services.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

$155,506.00

Program 2

Capital Improvement Projects

In cooperation with local schools and communities, this program addresses capitol needs of cooperating schools. This includes construction of classrooms, toilet facilities, teachers' houses, school office areas, dormitories, water projects, and vocational training facilities.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$7,000.00

Program 3

Educational Capacity Building

In cooperation with local education experts, professional development seminars are offered to local teachers and community partner staff in the areas of pedagogy, academic and career counseling, English language, and working with special needs.

Category

Adult Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

None

Budget

$5,200.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Project Zawadi supports the educational needs of students in Tanzania, specifically in under-served rural areas.

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Project Zawadi Incorporated

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Brian Singer

BIO

Brian taught high school math as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tanzania (1993-1995). During that time, he supported a group of four orphaned brothers and witnessed their struggles in a small isolated village. After seeking support from friends and family, he realized that he was in the unique position to create a truly efficient and effective organization to help more children in similar circumstances. Brian received a graduate degree in Social Change and Development and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University and is currently the Director of Lending for a non-profit organization in Saint Paul, MN. He has been assisting low-income entrepreneurs for over 10 years. He also serves on the board of the Umoja Society eague and has been a board member of Friends of Tanzania.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Emma Kasiga

African Development Center

Term: June 2012 - Apr 2014

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