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Iringa: A Closer View

I was swilling coffee with my Mzungu ladies’ group last week when the topic turned to the skewed impression most Westerns have of Africa. “Mud houses, on arid tundra, and wildlife is what everybody mistakenly thinks comprise the continent,” all … Continue reading

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Hope to Despair to Hope Again; the ever emotional roller coaster that is Africa.

I started the week with one of my most favorite activities here, attending the children’s mass. The church is packed children, many quite young. They are for the most part very well behaved. If someone does get out line or … Continue reading

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A Few Leading Tanzanians

Bishop Tarcisius, the recognized leading Catholic prelate in Tanzania and Stan’s significant supporter of the growth of education, was born in a rural village. He told us that his father was a poor man, “never owned a goat”. The Bishop … Continue reading

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A special Thank You from the Iringa community

It is only natural for donors to wonder how their support is appreciated by those who benefit from their generosity. It is a question that encourages consideration of the special relationship between donor and recipient. “Thank you” is a natural response that … Continue reading

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Nuances of Tanzanian Society

Of Virtues and Tipping Points When the Tanzanian embassy was bombed in 1998, editorial opinion was that Al Qaeda targeted it because they knew it would not have much of a defense. That incident and evaluation seem to be a … Continue reading

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Image Secondary School

We have always tried to set realistic expectations for our supporters. Our mantra has been “Introducing computer literacy training into Tanzanian secondary schools is easy: keeping it there is the challenge.” Schools that enter the Global Outreach program are strongly … Continue reading

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Community Outreach

(I know it looks like it is only Betty who is doing something in Africa, so Stan better put a post into the blog to justify not only his existence but the ongoing support of Global Outreach donors. The quality … Continue reading

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