MC – Tanzania
MCW’s established its first community center in 2001 in the Majengo Juu neighborhood of Arusha, a leading diplomatic center and the region’s safari capital. Named after the late Dr. Wrice, founder of “Turn Around America” and an MCW founding mentor, the center has offered computer/IT, English language, preschool education and cultural programs to youth in the community for more than a decade with more than 500 graduates each year. The computer room at the center is named in honor of the late Dr. Edward Shils, founder of the Wharton Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Drawing on this experience, MCW was invited to Songea, in the southwest quadrant of the country to establish a second center. Named after Ambassador Daudi Mwakawago, the former Ambassador to Tanzania’s Permanent Mission at the U.N., the center opened in 2005. Since then, programs have focused on computer/IT education with courses offered at half the cost of a government-run programs.