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Students Teach: Tanzania
University of Delaware OLPC

Team Member Bio: Cate Elander

Cate Elander is a graduating Masters student in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware. She is studying Community Development. A community organizer for the past three years, she has extensive experience working with underserved communities and believes strongly in the power of community participation and leadership. She also runs a youth council in a low-income Delaware neighborhood, working with young residents to identify and leverage their assets and power to raise awareness and initiate change. Her resume is located here: Media:Elander cate resume.doc

Cate became interested in Tanzania and the Tarakea community in particular when she began working with fellow student and Students Teach: Tanzania team member Fratern Tarimo on a volunteer tourism project called Volunteer Tanzania. Through the early development of this project, she met with leaders at local schools in the area, discussing potential volunteer placements and capacity to support long term volunteers. During these visits, she met with Reverend Marandu of St. Pius and toured St. Pius English Medium.

Serving as the Project Coordinator and US Partnership Coordinator for the Students Teach: Tanzania team, she is contributing the following to the development of this project:

•Proposal and budget development
•Connections with Duke University School Partnership and DukeEngage "Literacy through Photography" program in Arusha, Tanzania
•Provision of consistent volunteers through Volunteer Tanzania
•Experience facilitating collaborative and community-based problem solving in underserved communities
•Experience working with youth to identify and use their knowledge to serve their communities

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