Any one of us, however small and helpless we may feel, can spark unimagined changes. Today’s small act of kindness can become tomorrow’s whirlwind of human progress.
~Mawi Asgedom, author Of Beetles & Angels
Unite for Africa is a U.S.A.-based student club that empowers girls and boys to experience their personal power as change agents in the world.
Our Unite for Africa teams work to achieve three main goals:
- Education (learning about life in East Africa)
- Connection (creating personal relationships with peers in Tanzania)
- Fundraising (coming up with unique and impactful ways to mobilize their communities)
100% of funds raised by Unite for Africa directly supports Unite’s work to advance community health, education and microfinance programs throughout Tanzania.
On May 31, 2015, The Unite for Africa student club at the Darien High School is sponsoring a walk-for-wheelchairs in Africa. 100% of the funds raised will be given to Unite the World with Africa Foundation to invest in the purchasing of wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, braces and more for Tanzanians living with disabilities and working with Unite’s long-time partner Shanga.org.
Past Gifts of Unite
In 2009, Unite for Africa purchased 500 bednets for the villages of Mvuleni and Nganjoni in the Kilimanjaro District. In 2010, they raised $2500 to send 85 girls from the SEGA School in Central Tanzania to see the ocean for the first time ever. In 2012 they raised $2000 to purchase obstetric supplies and educational materials for a midwifery training program run by Dr. Goodluck Kessy in Moshi. In 2013 they raised more than $6,000 to purchase beds and mattresses for the Matonyok orphanage, to fund beekeeping and chicken projects with Unite’s partner NGOs, to install an athletic field, and to provide scholarships to for a young girl in need. In 2014 they raised funds to install two industrial stoves at the St. Joseph’s Orphanage and to sponsor a pediatric surgery and provide warm sweatshirts for the patients at the Plaster House orthopedic and burn pediatric center in Arusha. In the fall of 2014 they raised $3600 to build new proper toilets and sanitation systems and hand washing stations at the St. Joseph’s orphanage. They have created “All About Me” books, they have made videos, they’ve sung, they’ve danced, walked, presented — for Americans and Tanzanians alike, and their gifts keep flowing! Hongera sana Unite for Africa! (Congratulations!)
Over the years our Unite for Africa! team has also hosted a number of events and international speakers for our community including:
- Anne Wells, Founder & Director of Unite the World with Africa Foundation, Inc.
- Polly Dolan, Founder of The Sega Girls School and Nurturing Minds in Africa.
- Jessica Hendricks, Founder of The Brave Collection, fighting global human trafficking.
- The Reverend Frederick Chingwaba, Acting Bishop of the Diocese of Morogoro, Tanzania.
- Bishop Glorious Shoo, Founder of The New Life Foundation in Tanzania.
- Reverend Josephine Shoo, Founder of Uzima Africa.
- A Walk-A-Thon at the Darien High School.
- An art exhibit and opening at The Darien Nature Center in partnership with Thanda.
- One of the first national screenings of the GIRL RISING film.