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Mwangaza: A partnership of education, health, family and faith


Mwangaza, a grassroots, faith-based organization, engages participants in leadership development from all twenty dioceses of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania and companion synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Since 1996, Mwangaza has provided learning opportunities for secondary school teachers and students, women leaders and congregational teams in programs addressing these requested topics:
• English language skills for teachers and students
• Lesson plan assistance for teachers
• Computer literacy
• Conflict resolution
• Women's health
• Decision-making
• Water and health
• Advocacy for girls' education
• Advocacy for women's health lifestyles
• Advocacy for women's rights In 1996, 5 dioceses/synods of the ELCT/ELCA were partnered through Mwangaza. By 1999, all twenty dioceses requested inclusion. Since then, Mwangaza offers training to representatives from all regions of Tanzania.

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