Members of the UB and Buffalo communities have been traveling to Mara, Tanzania, since 2009, collaborating with partners in support of women’s empowerment and community development. You are invited to contribute your talents and expertise through related projects.
In 2007 I met some Catholic nuns from Mara Tanzania who were studying at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. In addition to sharing a common name (Mara), we also discovered a mutual interest in Girls' Education and community development. They invited me to visit Mara and since 2009 I have been returning to Tanzania, bringing students, colleagues and community members interested in connecting their resources and talents through collaboration and engagement. I invite you to meet some of our Tanzanian partners and get involved through identified projects or bringing ideas of your own. You may also consider joining us for an upcoming study abroad trip where we explore Women’s Empowerment up close and harvest projects for future student engagement. Karibu Sana- welcome to Mara, Tanzania.
Projects are identified through collaboration with partners and visits to program sites. All projects seek to build capacity within the Mara Region, sharing resources and expertise toward strengthened opportunities and self-sufficiency. Project outcomes will in some way "add value" to ongoing plans and initiatives, providing something valuable on which partners can build and develop.
The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration.