Contribute to community development and women's empowerment projects developed in collaboration with UB students. Read about the first 10 years of partnering with Mara Tanzania in "On Tanzania Time."
Since 2009, ELN director, Mara Huber, has been visiting the Mara Region of Tanzania, cultivating partnerships with local NGOs and connecting UB students and colleagues with opportunities for engagement and collaboration.
In 2015, UB students began visiting Tanzania through a popular study abroad course, bringing students from diverse majors and areas of study to explore community development and women's empowerment. While in-country, students explore the beauty and wonderment of Tanzania, while getting close to community projects and considering how they can add value through their own contributions. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mara is offering a virtual version of the Tanzania study abroad trip which has received national interest as higher education works to re-envision global learning within the evolving context. article 1 article 2
While our visits have featured a number of partners and NGOs, Hope Revival Children's Organization (HRCO), under the leadership of Executive Director Stephen Marwa, has emerged as our primary partner. HRCO supports its most vulnerable community members through a number of programs and social entrepreneurship initiatives. Over the years, UB students have contributed to HRCO's work in significant and extraordinary ways.
You can read about the history of our collaboration through this open source eBook
View the following sample projects completed by UB students in collaboration with HRCO:
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This project is for students interested in collaborating with a global Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). Please be sure you identify your project as a Global NGO Project when you submit the interest form below.
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