Tanzanian Transmission will work to connect young women in the Mara region of Tanzania with UB students who are interested in connecting and sharing via digital communication.
Tanzanian Transmission will work to connect young women in the Mara Region of Tanzania with UB students who are interested in connecting and sharing via digital communication. Through a recent study abroad trip to Tanzania, we saw how eager young women are to make meaningful connections with American students while working on their English skills. We also learned that women in Tanzania face many challenges related to accessing technology, and could benefit greatly from support and advocacy. Through establishing and participating in a digital "pen pal" connection, UB undergraduate and graduate students can broaden their perspectives and learn what life is like for women in this rural part of the world. Meanwhile, this project could also impact the lives of women in the Mara Region, creating a bond between Tanzania and Africa, and expanding opportunities for networking and developing cultural competence.
Through the development of Tanzania Transmission I hope to foster meaningful relationships that benefit all participants in making the world a more caring, and educated place. I also seek to raise awareness for the challenges women in the Mara Region face pertaining to abuse, violence, education, and the lack of opportunity, and promote the use of technology as a tool for networking and building capacity.
|Length of commitment||Dependent on student interest|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project|
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate and graduate students|
|Support||Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:
All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.
Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: