host a gathering

Here at Mwangaza, fostering positive change in Tanzanian communities and spreading the good word of opportunity is our passion. We invite you to embrace that passion and host a gathering with your own family, friends, and community to spread word of the beautiful changes occurring through Mwangaza.

There are many resources available to help you get a gathering pulled together! At your request, we can send brochures, newsletters, and our needs list to encourage a deep appreciation of the issues we face and our determination to create lasting and profound change.

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There are many ways to host such a fulfilling gathering, but here are some ideas to spark your creativity!

Host a “Celebrate Literacy” Event

At this event, you could set the mood by hosting a book exchange. Encourage your guests to bring a book (or books!) they have already finished to exchange for a new read. This fun activity is a great ice breaker for literacy conversations. Mwangaza takes pride in facilitating not only literacy education programs but also the production of thousands of mini-books geared toward every program they offer- yes, every program! It takes only $60 to create mini-books for an entire class, and the need is always growing. You and your guests can participate in
this beautiful educational outreach through financial gifts to Mwangaza. Spend the rest of the gathering celebrating the life-changing gift you have given!

Host a Gathering on a special day

Take advantage of birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events! Invite a group of family and friends to join your for coffee, tea, or an activity. Take the opportunity to introduce them to Mwangaza and the work we do to support Tanzanian communities through unified education. In lieu of gifts, ask that a financial gift be made in your honor for Mwangaza.


Host a “Walk for Education”

The Mwangaza Resource Centre is 28.7 miles from Mount Kilimanjaro. Spark some excitement on your social media and through those closest to you by challenging people to walk the distance. Inspire them through the story of the Mwangaza educational walk through Tanzania, a tradition started in 1996. Be as creative as you want! Make it a team or individual event. Create a shorter goal for mileage or go all out. Invite community members and businesses to sponsor a team or individual. Make information about Mwangaza available to sponsor, participants, and spectators. End by celebrating the impact of your hard work.

Host a Tanzanian Tea Party

They say the way to the heart is through the stomach! Offer up a taste of Tanzania to motivate people to learn more about Mwangaza. Whip up some homemade chai tea and pair it with an East African donut called Mandazi to get people to open up their hearts to the Mwangazi mission.

Chai Tea Recipe:
- Simmer 6 cups of water and 7 teaspoons black tea leaves for 10 minutes. Add 6 cups of milk, and a pinch of both
cardamom and ginger. Bring to a boil. Add sugar to taste.
- Mandazi Recipe
- 1 egg
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups white flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Bring all the ingredients to room temperature before mixing them together. Mis all the ingredients together, adding more flour if necessary to make the dough soft, not sticky. Roll the dough on a lightly-floured board until it is about ¼ inch thick. Cut into triangles and fry in hot oil until both sides are golden brown. Remove mandazi from the oil and drain on paper towels or newspaper.
- Mandazi are best served warm