Getting Ready with Swahili Lessons

The 2016 TDS Work-Study/NIU Study Abroad to Tanzania got started this year with 2 Saturdays filled with Swahili language and culture lessons with Dr. Selena Mushi, from Northeastern Illinois University.

NIU student Leah Nicolini gets advice on her personal introduction she is writing in Swahili.
NIU student Leah Nicolini gets advice on her personal introduction she is writing in Swahili.

Focus has been on gathering vocabulary and grammar so that each volunteer and student can introduce themselves in Swahili at the grand opening ceremony of the Madaraka Nyerere Library and Community Resource Center in Nyegina. They will also be able to use their introductions when they meet their group of high school teachers who will be learning from NIU students and TDS volunteers how to access the internet to find teaching materials for their classrooms to improve student learning.

This blog will be the best place to follow the group’s progress as we leave the US on June 8 and head to Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania. Donations to help buy the computer equipment needed for the teachers to access the internet at the LCRC are much appreciated. Donate now with this link to the Tanzania Development Support webpage.

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