International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

Project Zawadi Incorporated

aka Project Zawadi

Saint Paul, MN

Mission

Partnering with communities, schools, and teachers to support quality education for Tanzanian children and youth.

Ruling Year

2002

President

Mr. Brian Singer

Main Address

253 Duke Street

Saint Paul, MN 55102 USA

Keywords

AIDS, orphans, vulnerable, children, Tanzania, sponsorship, education, homeless, street, kids, Africa, teachers, professional, development, school, sponsorship, capacity, building

EIN

06-1629249

 Number

0207984761

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Educational Development (Q34)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Rural (S32)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The barriers to a quality education in rural Tanzania are many. Students in rural areas face larger barriers to progression through academic tracks and are often poorly situated to attain life and career skills that will improve their quality of life. Key barriers that Project Zawadi seeks to address through our three program areas include: Students Lack of student support for most vulnerable students (ie. uniforms, school supplies, school fees, academic and career counseling, extracurricular opportunities). Schools Inadequate infrastructure (ie. overcrowding or lack of classrooms, teachers’ housing, desks, water, sanitation, dormitories) Teachers Sub-par classroom experience (ie. too few teachers, over-crowded classrooms, under-trained teachers, outdated teaching styles, little teacher professional support)

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sponsorship Program

Model Schools Program

Tenda Teachers Program

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years),

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Sponsorship Program

Context notes

Students in all levels from primary through university and vocational.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years),

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related program

Sponsorship Program

Context notes

Sponsorship includes all school fees, uniforms, textbooks, school supplies, and for boarding students room, board, and travel.

Total dollars received in contributions

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

K-12 (5-19 years),

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Context notes

Contributions in 2017 did not include a special secondary capital campaign as had occurred in 2014-2016.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Project Zawadi seeks to significantly improve educational quality, safety, and access in the Nyamuswa area of Tanzania.

Students Continue sponsoring students, strengthening programs and evaluate options for improving outcomes. Improve academic and career counseling. Schools Engage closely with local communities and build on the energy of existing good leaders. Seek and promote partnerships and build a coalition of service providers to design and implement a holistic approach to improving the quality of six Nyamuswa area schools (four primary and two secondary) Create five-year development plans for each school and leverage resources locally, nationally, and internationally Teachers Support teacher professional development Develop training materials using an active learning, student centered approach, conduct physical and e-trainings, and develop networks of school and ward support. Nurture the creation of a national alliance of education professionals seeking to promote and share teacher professional development best practices. Improve organizational infrastructure to support quality and growth

Project Zawadi's 18-year history in the Nyamuswa, Tanzania community has nurtured close school and community connections. The organization is well-known and recognized both locally and nationally for our work in education in the area. There is a history of successful collaboration in supporting student sponsorship, teacher training activities, infrastructure projects, and material supplies of teaching and learning aids. Project Zawadi has a highly-qualified local staff of seven, including Director of Sponsorship and Student Support, Director of Teacher Training, two Counselors, Special Projects Coordinator and Assistant, and an accountant to support programs, activities, and administrative needs. In addition, there are two USA-based administrative staff to support in-country activities, fundraising, and financial oversight. The Board is composed of Tanzanians, education experts & well-respected professionals in the fields of finance and international development.

Sponsorship Number of students sponsored at each level o f study National exam results Progress towards individual academic and life goals identified during meetings with Counselors Schools Progress towards completion of community/school planning sessions and development of 5-year implementation planning Number of construction projects completed Number of students completing English Bridge program Number of partnerships formed in working towards implementation planning Teachers Number of teachers participating in training program activities, number of lessons completed and evaluation results Number of e-modules completed Number of participants in Alliance activities

Students 683 total students sponsored at every level of schooling from primary through university as well as vocational training Expanding network of student counseling and academic advising support services to coordinate with student, family, teachers, and schools Schools Worked with 108 schools in supporting sponsored students Formal agreements with nine Core Schools Formal agreements with two Model Schools and formalizing agreements with an additional four schools Infrastructure projects completed (13 classrooms, 3 dormitories, 2 teachers houses, 2 offices, 28 toilets, 1 kitchen/storage, 2 water collection/storage tank, 4 vocational workshops, 15 little libraries) Teachers Six teacher trainings implemented Three English Bridge programs led Eight E-modules developed Handbook on Active Teaching and Learning Compiled 13 cooperating agencies organizing Alliance

External Reviews

Financials

Project Zawadi Incorporated

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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