Communicating in Tanzania May 30th 2012 It's two weeks before I return to Tanzania and friends and former projects. I am reminded of the journal I kept in 1991-1993 long before the word blog was known and years before Tanzania had internet. I think it will be interesting to revisit my entries and look with fresh eyes at those cultural clashes that are inevitable.
As I attempt to remember my Swahili, I remember some ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » North » Arusha » Ngorongoro Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
Hamjambo wote, Mimi ni Mama Linda kutoka Katesh, Walaya ya Hanang. Yes, it's been too long since I communicated in Swahili. Former CUSO cooperants 1991-1993, we worked in the field of Community Economic Development and human rights with the Barabaig people of Hanang. While there, we also set up an NGO-CHES to help educate yoong women. CHES continues to thrive and my daughter, Binti Kelci, now a Mental Health clinician, are returning for the summer months to help out where we can.... full info