We just discovered UDL!
We are seeking assistance in the design and development of a Teaching / Research Center in Central Tnzania.
Outreach has worked in TZ for 10 years on development projects. We are a Charity Navigator 4 Strar rated 501 (c) 3 and a International NGO registerd with The United Republic of Tanzania.
This is the largest project to date utilizing thousands of acres of land and a large cow calf herd.
90% of Tanzanians are subsistance agricultural farmers and cows are their 'bank accounts". The goal is to improve livestock production through education. Imporved production of beef will only occure with imporved breeding, management, and feeding programs through education.
We have the opportunity to make a real change and help thousands of people.
We have the land, livestock, and a dream!
Hi Floyd, I am coordinating CAST international efforts. Your project sounds wonderful. I am not sure we have the capacity at this time to be an integral partner in the research center, but would welcome continued contact to hear how the implementation of UDL develops in this context. Please feel free to email me directly if you have any questions.
Thanks for your response.
We are not sure we have the capacity either!
This is something brand new for us.
We have built schools and feeding centers in TZ but never like this. We have over 700 Secondary school students and provide a mid day meal for over 500 Primary school children each day "if they attend school"! School attendance is nearly perfect!
We purchased an existing farm of 8,000 acres (yes 8,000) and now have 400 stock cows.
The goal is to design a learning enviornment that will not offend the Maasai herdsmen who have been raising cows for centuries, but show them that good management, breeding, and nutrition can improve their livestock and help them to make money and feed their families.
We hope we can find partners who can assist us in developing the programs and facilities design. I am sure there is someone out there who has done this before just waiting to find us?
Floyd & Kathy Hammer, Founders
Hello. My husband is a professor at Western Michigan University (as am I, but of Special Education). He also works as a researcher for APOPO housed at Sokoine Universitdy in Morogoro. Where are you located in Tanzania? I may be coming back in 2013.