Karagwe Unplugged 7 - People at KARASECO (2)

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March 10th 2013
Published: March 15th 2013
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It's not the questions you ask; it's listening to the heart of the answers
The focus of this photo journal entry is "People of KARASECO". Karagwe Secondary School is one of the best academic schools in Tanzania and is adjacent to the land for KARUCO. KARASECO will be a 'feeder' to the university. You can visit the ELCT, Karagwe Diocese website to get more information on KARASECO.


This set of entries makes up "Karagwe Unplugged". We show in images and captions the grassroots effort of the ELCT (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania) and ETI (Educate Tanzania, Inc) to build KARUCO (Karagwe University College). Educate Tanzania invites you on this photo tour of Karagwe using the beautiful images of Ashley Miller of AshMill Photography in Nashville, Tennessee.


If you have been following the blog, you know that Ashley volunteered to accompany Educate Tanzania Inc. (ETI) in January, 2013 as ETI led a team of curriculum developers from the College of Agriculture at the University of Minnesota and the provost from EARTH (Agricultural) Universityin Costa Rica. Each year, Ashley and her camera tag along with nonprofits, donating time, talents and resources to help worthy nonprofits in Tanzania tell their story. Awesome Ashley.

Feel free to see previous trips (blogs) for
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Hopes and dreams for a university in the Karagwe District
particulars of how the project started (2008) and how Educate Tanzania was established (2010) for the purpose of introducing KARUCO students and subsistence farmers to new ways to go about crop production, crop conservation, and harvest-to-market techniques. Dr. Benson Bagonza founded KARUCO - Karagwe University College to address the need for improved agriculture. With his vision he hopes to stem the brain drain and provide an alternative to early marriage. The idea of a university has taken hold and building has begun. Under the coordination of Dr. Brighton Katabaro, Coordinator of KARUCO, the proograms, curricula, and recruitment have also begun.

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Go to Educate Tanzania website: http://educatetanzania.org

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"I Want KARUCO for Others""I Want KARUCO for Others"
"I Want KARUCO for Others"

"It is too late for me but I want KARUCO as an option for other students in Karagwe"
Listening - Focus GroupListening - Focus Group
Listening - Focus Group

ETI listens to students and staff ideas for a vibrant, relevant university
"I have ideas for my own business""I have ideas for my own business"
"I have ideas for my own business"

"If I had some new skills and support I would start my own business"

The "Outside Focus Group" gave Daniel and Pedro insights into what they wanted in a university in Karagwe
Mr. Titus Thobias Itegereize Mr. Titus Thobias Itegereize
Mr. Titus Thobias Itegereize

Listening carefully as one who manages small coffee cooperatives
Pedro Bidegaray - College of AgriculturePedro Bidegaray - College of Agriculture
Pedro Bidegaray - College of Agriculture

University of Minnesota gets a kick out of insights from the focus group at KARASECO - a future feeder to KARUCO
Listen Some MoreListen Some More
Listen Some More

Karagwe Unplugged - Educate Tanzania
Inside Focus GroupInside Focus Group
Inside Focus Group

tells us that because they would have to pay for it, they want a university that already has WATER.

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