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ETI Response to COVID-19

April 5, 2020

A Letter From ETI Regarding COVID-19  COVID-19 in Karagwe Tanzania A Letter from the Board of Directors, Educate Tanzania, Inc                April 4, 2020 UPDATES TO THIS LETTER ARE IN PURPLE – APRIL 17, 2020   Dear Friends, These are unusual times, calling for unusual responses. We do not know the specifics of your…

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The ETI Office is Closed: Work Continues During COVID-19

March 16, 2020

The ETI Office is Closed But Work Continues  The ETI Board of Directors, officers, volunteers and partners have been working hard to move all things ETI forward. Things have been all systems go since Team ETI arrived back in the U.S. in early February after the team of four completed its Karagwe 2020 site visit and…

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No Parachuting In

March 9, 2020

Community development empowers groups and individuals with skills and resources needed to improve their own lives. Good people and moral leaders within communities understand the context of institutions, businesses, groups & individuals. ETI Partners know what they are doing. That is why we chose to work with them in the first place. No parachuting in…

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March 1, 2020

SOLAR TEAM SIZES ARRAY FOR KARUCO By Steve Hansen & Sohan Das, EVS Engineering From January 27th through February 1st, the ETI team visited KARUCO and the Rural Opportunity Center (ROC) sites in Karagwe District, Tanzania as part of the ETI/KAD Annual Summit. The solar contingent of this team was Sohan Das, VP of EVS…

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BE DESIGN Presents ROC Site Plan

February 23, 2020

BE DESIGN ROLLS OUT PLANS FOR ROCS RURAL OPPORTUNITY CENTERS MOVE FORWARD January 28: Just 3 weeks and 5 days ago: Bruce Engel of BE Design presented the site plan for the Rural Opportunity Center. The ROC Task Force approved the site plan and gave the green light to move forward with design and construction of…

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Just 19 Days Ago..KARUCO Students

February 16, 2020

Not quite three weeks ago, ETI got to spend time with KARUCO Faculty, staff and students. What a great day. ETI MEETS WITH KARUCO STAFF & STUDENTS ETI relishes each and every meeting with KARUCO students. The very reason ETI was formed in 2010 was to help KAD establish Karagwe University College (KARUCO), and to…

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Karagwe Summary – 2020

February 10, 2020

Three members of Team ETI have been back for three days and are catching up on all that went on while we were away. One team member – Bruce Engel – arrives home (NY) today. The highlights from the visit to Karagwe are so numerous that it is probable that I have left something out…

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KARAGWE 2020 – DAY 8

February 7, 2020

It is time to say ‘goodbye’ to our partners in Tanzania. This is never easy but the draw of home keeps us moving forward. We gather our friends at the Karagwe Hotel, exchange small gifts and say ‘so long’. Our trusty driver, Dastan, gets us to Mutukula (border) where we once again navigate visas, papers,…

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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 7

January 31, 2020

It just keeps getting better. 1. James Limirabo, Electrical Engineer, met with our Team ETI and KAD to share insights on his solar installation at the food processing facility near KARUCO. Great meeting.   2. Bruce and I (Jan Hansen) discussed the architectural design and ROC plans with Elgoodness Emmanuel Rwoto and Eledius Zinegula. We got…

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KARAGWE 2020 – Day 6

January 30, 2020

Another amazing day. 1. University of St Thomas Prof, Dr. Bob Nistler, set the stage for today’s workshop with educators Johanes Wilson and Fraiska Yonah Daniel from Karagwe by donating his books on teaching reading, writing and speaking: Raising literacy. 2. The tour of the food processing plant was revealing. In addition to getting necessary…

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