Members of the UB community 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 and classes.
In 2007 ELN director, Mara Huber, met two nuns from Mara Tanzania who were studying at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. In addition to sharing a common name (Mara), they also discovered a mutual interest in girls' education and community development. The Sisters invited Mara to visit Mara, bringing other members of the UB community to explore opportunities for collaboration. Since 2009, she has been returning to Tanzania, bringing students, colleagues and community members interested in connecting their resources and talents through collaboration and engagement.
Students can participate in listed projects via study abroad courses- offered virtually and in-person (when possible). Contact Mara Huber for registration details.
Fall 2020: Virtual Study Abroad to Tanzania PSY499 Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:35 - 10:50
Students can also engage via the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Project (see list below)
Projects are identified through consultation with partners. Identified priorities for Fall 2020 include:
1) Water and sanitation in Raranya, Rorya. Focus on supporting schools and establishing clubs
2) Reusable sanitary pad project in Raranya, Rorya
3) Community Bicycle Lab
4) Batik and tailoring projects