Harambee Centre

Harambee Centre's mission is to connect the people of the Pacific Northwest with the people and cultures of Africa for the good of the global community. Our vision is to pull people together based on mutual understanding and respect and to create enduring relationships among diverse peoples. Our goals are: a) to inform, educate and enlighten people of our community about the cultures and realities of the vast and varied societies of Africa; b) to build bonds of understanding, respect, and mutually beneficial relationships between people in the Pacific Northwest and people in Africa; and c) to support self-help projects in African communities by generating funds from resources in our communit...
Dec 30, 2014

New Year and New Beginnings!

Dear friend:

We are beginning a wonderful time of year – the beginning of 2015!  New month, new year, new beginnings.  New beginnings present a good time to reflect on accomplishments and set new goals.  For our project, we reflect and are thankful for the nearly $30,000 raised in 2014, which has given us great momentum to build on in 2015. In 2015, our goal is to start the second phase of construction on the girls' dormitory, which will put us closer to giving the girls of St. Andrews S.S.S Matale a safe place to learn and focus on their education.  We cannot wait to share that progress with you.

We are also happy to report that the students of St. Andrews have started their own Facebook page and are regularly posting happenings at the school.  Click on the link to see pictures and check back often to see updates from the students themselves:  https://www.facebook.com/www.matale.co.ug

As you kick off 2015, please consider continuing to support this project at any level you can to make safety and education possible for the girls of Matale.  Alternatively, please help us spread the word to your community; we know there is power in numbers and power in personal connections.  We thank you for your support and generosity, because we need you and the girls of Matale need you.

Wishing you and your loved ones the very best in the New Year!

ZoomUganda and Harambee Centre teams.

Dec 2, 2014

Naisosion News

We are pleased to announce that your continued generosity and support of the Naisosian Sewing Project in Arusha, Tanzania has meant that we are able fund a secondary program to provide young women with more advanced training to improve their competitive edge in the marketplace. You raised $600 toward our goal of $2,593. Thank you.

The Naisosian sewing program for young women is one of several projects connected with the Rural Community Network (RUCONET) in Tanzania. The success of the initial program, which was focused on dressmaking and women's tailoring, has resulted in many young women now being able to pay for education and health care for themselves and their children. 

The funds raised are paying for a skilled teacher and assistant to provide an advanced two-month course on menswear and embroidery. This training will continue to develop young women as independent businesswomen and employees of a larger operation. In addition, they will be taught how to pass on their skills and knowledge so that it will benefit future students. 

With gratitude,

The Harambee Centre Team

Oct 7, 2014

A Community's Dream for Their Girls

Daisy and Martha visiting Oregon
Daisy and Martha visiting Oregon

Dear Friends and Supporters of Matale,

We hope this update finds you and yours happy and healthy.  We have been busy planning the first ever ZoomUganda 5K Fun run/walk to take place on International Day of the Girl: October 11, 2014!  We are thrilled to do something active with our community of supporters here in Oregon, while at the same time working towards supporting the building of the dormitory to give the girls of Matale a safe place to learn.

Additionally, we continue to collaborate with the leadership team at St. Andrews Matale to plan the next phase of construction.  The school Board of Governors, led by a new chair, Mr. Joseph Mubiru is working with key members of the community to start planning their own fundraiser towards this project.  This is their dream too, to give their girls a safe place to learn.  They recognize and value your contributions and want to make sure they are matching the call in their own way.   

Daisy and Martha (pictured during their 2014 visit to Oregon) and their friends and classmates have dreams of becoming doctors, midwives, software engineers, teachers, etc. We thank you for your continued belief in girls like Daisy and Martha, and kindly request that you continue to include this important project in your giving plans.  DONATE TODAY by clicking on the Give Now button!

With gratitude from the ZoomUganda Team: Thomas Lwebuga, Julie Resnick and Noela Nalujjuna.

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