In 2020, we will partner with Hakizetu (www.Hakizetu.org), a Tanzanian non-governmental organization focused on women’s empowerment and the prevention of gender-based violence, teen pregnancy, and early marriage. While Hakizetu works in a variety of community-based settings, we have been asked to support three initiatives:
- Working to review, update, and expand their gender violence prevention curriculum;
- Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan of their past and current research and programs;
- Documentation of project work.
We will also visit our previous partner (Upendo Daima) to follow up on work carried out by Mercer students in 2016 and 2018.
Our program will be held in Mwanza, Tanzania’s second largest city. Located on the shores of Lake Victoria, Mwanza is a vibrant, safe, mid-sized city. In addition to our programmatic work, students will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic Kiswahili in Mwanza’s markets, try delicious food, visit rock formations, learn about Kisukuma culture, and experience at least on of Tanzania’s world famous national parks.
Program Dates (Tentative):
Travel: May 16 to June 8
Pre-departure classes in March and April and daily May 11-15
Mercer On Mission Tanzania 2016 video