Thanks to the support of over 300 people at our Teenz Rock for Tanzania fundraising concert, we raised over $20K to support Lalafofofo's programs in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania. We couldn't do it without you!
Kirian, 17, on the value of being immersed into Tanzanian culture with Lalafofofo.
Naomi, 17, speaks about what made working with Maasai students so special. To support these communities in Tanzania, join us for our spring concert fundraiser this Sunday in the Bay Area: https://teenzrockfortanzania.eventbrite.com
Our JEC students were featured in our local print-only Atherton Living magazine this month!
Save the date for our exciting spring event!
Teenz Rock for Tanzania
Sunday, April 22, 2018
An exciting new program called the Tanzanian Maasai Women’s “Craft Cycle” is being launched by Lalafofofo this Winter, 2018. Created by a community of skilled craftswomen from a Maasai tribe living west of Kilimanjaro is a line of intricately beaded jewelry and crafts.
Beading has been a part of the traditional Maasai culture for women for over a century. Although these women are highly skilled, they are living on less than $2 per day, and are married by age 14 instead of finishing secondary school.
The “Craft Cycle” honors their traditions while providing these women with steady employment to break the cycle of poverty. Proceeds from the sales of these items in Western Countries go directly back to these women in Tanzania.