Blog Posts

Karagwe 2024: Not a Small Thing

January 20, 2024

January 21, 2024. Reuniting with friends after four years is no small thing. Meet Patrick and Irene from the 2 Friends Hotel in Entebbe who have hosted the ETI teams for the past 7 years. It was exciting to see them again. In some ways, it was a downright relief. As you can probably tell…

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Arrived Entebbe, Uganda!

January 20, 2024

January 20, 2024. Yahoo! I could not be happier to be in Uganda – “The Pearl of Africa” and thrilled to be at the comfortable 2 Friends Hotel. The flights were happy ones also. KLM has always treated me well and this flight was exceptionally good. The flight staff were so kind to everyone and…

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Arrived Amsterdam. On to Entebbe.

January 20, 2024

January 20, 2024 This little beauty got all 281 passengers aboard to Amsterdam just as planned. Come with ETI next time and find out what LSG Sky Chefs deliver. 🙂 And we’re all at Schiphol in Amsterdam. Upon arrival, most of us headed to the self-transfer kiosks and on to various gates. The flight from…

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Can't wait to see our friends.

Karagwe 2024! Karagwe Revisited!

January 19, 2024

January 19, 2024. Karibu tene: Welcome again and again! These are the words I crave to hear – in person, face-to-face as I venture forth enroute to Karagwe, Tanzania. This is ETI’s first visit since 2020 when the EVS Solar Design team (MN) and BE Design (NY) participated in the ETI/KAD Summit. Since then, COVID…

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Heading to Karagwe – January 19

January 14, 2024

The ETI/KAD Summit in Karagwe (January 22 – 26) will be a welcome event on many levels.

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ETI Ramps Up to Close 2023

December 21, 2023

Giving is strong. Programs are expanding and personnel are encouraged. The 2023 Annual Report will show innovation and entrepreneurialism among KARUCO students and staff as well as the rippling effects into the communities of Karagwe. Join ETI on the upcoming visit to Tanzania starting January 19.

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Food Processing Site is Cleared

December 14, 2023

The entire Karagwe community joins ETI, BE Design (architects) and ELPELA Construction in their excitement to stand up the pineapple juice processing plant. The land has been cleared for construction. Take a look at the “significance” of this large stump and don’t miss the comparative size of the implements in the hands of the laborers…

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ETI Heads to Tanzania in January (’24)

November 15, 2023

ETI and KAD can hardly wait to resume their annual summit and conference in January. The purposes of the visit are to: tour and provide updates on all ETI and KAD projects. The week of strategic planning sessions will focus primarily on expanding successes, operational plans, construction and next steps.  ETI is eager to see all…

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Builder & Engineer Selected for the ROC

March 21, 2023

ElgoodnessCivil and NCI Engineering submitted bids that were approved by our Tanzanian partner – the Karagwe Diocese (KAD). Elgoodness and NCI were selected as the builder and engineering firms to help construct the pineapple juice processing plant of the Rural Opportunity Center (ROC). Conversations are taking place regarding the machinery needed, raw crop needed, water…

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KARUCO Solar Powers Up KARUCO Campus

March 21, 2023

Educate Tanzania Inc (ETI), EVS Engineering, Karagwe Diocese (KAD) and RESCO Solar teamed up to design, fund and install the KARUCO Solar Array and Battery Storage System. The system is connected to the grid, end-user training is complete, and negotiations took place to sell back power to the utility. The array is comprised of 62…

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