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Trophy Goats, Soccer, and WASH Education

This year’s Maji Safi Cup was our biggest soccer tournament to date, involving over a month of hard-fought matches between 14 teams – all hoping to win “the trophy goat”. During that period, a total of 1675 community members came out to watch and cheer, and over 800 youths attended the pre-match water, sanitation and […]

Miss Maji Safi

A year ago in November, Maji Safi Group (MSG) hosted the first ever Miss Maji Safi Day in Shirati, Tanzania. This day was imagined, created, and promoted by the young women and leaders of MSG’s Female Hygiene Program. It stands for female empowerment and allows young women to share the pride they take in being […]

Maji Safi Group’s Educational Model Needed in Our Own Backyard

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Emily Bull received a double BA in Psychology and Religious Studies from Austin College in Sherman, TX. She has a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in International Social Economic Development from Washington University in St. Louis. Emily has worked with Maji Safi Group for nearly two years as the US […]

Welcome to Maji Safi Group!

Maji Safi Group (MSG) is very excited to introduce the newest members of the MSG team. Susan Waltisberg, Tanzania Program Manager Susan is originally from Switzerland and worked as a Specialist in Business Organization for the last eight years at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne, Switzerland. Since July 2014, she […]

#GivingTuesday

Join Maji Safi Group by participating in #GivingTuesday. This year, on December 2nd, the third annual global giving event will be held world wide as the counterpoint to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday challenges individuals and communities to make the world a better place through generosity. The simple act of giving not only helps others, but […]

First Maji Safi Golf-a-Thon

Erna Maj, or “Mama Bruce” as she is known in Shirati, started working with the Maji Safi Group (MSG) in March 2012. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado in Linguistics and TESOL and works as a language teacher, translator, and MSG’s Board Chair. Below, Mama Bruce shares her experience of the Maji […]

Empowering Tanzanians through Photography

Dear Maji Safi friends, It is the very first time that I am writing my thoughts for this blog. So first of all let me introduce myself. My name is Christoph Stulz. Soon I will be turning 33 years old, born in Switzerland, proud father of 2 beautiful daughters and working for the Swiss NGO […]

Thank You Lego Foundation!

They are small pieces of plastic in an array of colors.     They have taught, inspired and fascinated children in many countries for decades on end. Now they have come to Shirati, Tanzania! We thank the Lego Foundation for generously donating a Charity Box to Maji Safi Group, so the children we work with […]

Siku ya Kunawa Duniani – Global Handwashing Day 2014

Hands often act as vectors that carry pathogens from person to person through direct contact or indirectly via surfaces and foods. Together, soap and water form a formidable ally in combatting a host of illnesses. Isolation and safe disposal of feces and having adequate amounts of clean water are essential to disease prevention, but washing […]

Becoming a Part of the Maji Safi Community

Maria graduated from Saint Mary’s College with a Bachelors of Social Work in 2011. After graduation she spent 2 years working in Jinja, Uganda as a teacher and with Holy Cross Family Ministries. Through Family Ministries she coordinated and implemented youth activities and weekly groups at secondary schools, facilitated workshops and seminars, conducted home visitations […]