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Namayana Project

Imayanat Enkai Kutwa - "God's Blessings Everyday"

Goose Creek, SC   |  www.namayanaproject.com

Mission

Mission: The Namayana Project seeks to bridge two cultures, American and Tanzanian, by becoming a catalyst for education and community support. The Namayana Project seeks to provide a learning environment that is stimulating, nurturing, and supportive. Our school philosophy is to provide an age-appropriate curriculum with hands-on experiences to promote natural development through the use of both English-medium and Swahili-medium curriculums.

Ruling year info

2021

Founder

Ms. Lisa McKenzie

Main address

PO Box 1476

Goose Creek, SC 29445 USA

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EIN

85-2644805

NTEE code info

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Namayana

Namayana means "blessing" in Swahili. The Namayana project serves the educational, nutritional. and general welfare of underserved children of the Maasai culture in the Nanja/Losimingor region of Tanzania. The area currently has no nursery or primary school other than Namayana. The Namayana students receive instruction in math, writing, reading, science and the environment in both English and Swahili. They also receive two school uniforms and a nutritional porridge every day.

Population(s) Served
Children
People of African descent
Extremely poor people

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Namayana Project

Board of directors
as of 05/23/2023
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Board chair

Ms. Lisa McKenzie

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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