June 2012 Trip to Tanzania Updates

  The Village Life team during the ‘Together We Are Stronger’ Leadership Conference Our team accomplished a great deal during the June trip, including: Hosting the ‘Together We are Stronger’ Leadership Conference for 20 of our Tanzanian Committee leaders.  The conference was led by Andra Ward of the Khafre-Ward Corporation, who ran a similar leadership … Continue reading

UC Health Donates New Office Space to Village Life

Attending a May 2 tour of new offices of The University of Cincinnati Physicians Primary Care practice are, from left, Allen Miller, vice president, planning, staff benefits, UC Health; Richard Elliott, executive director of Village Life Outreach Project; Dennis Robb, senior vice president, business operations and chief supply chain officer, UC Health; Christopher Lewis, MD, … Continue reading

Spring Party at Coffee Emporium

  Friends, supporters and volunteers joined the Village Life team for some food and fun at the Coffee Emporium – Over the Rhine location. On Friday May 18, 2012 Village Life Outreach Project Inc. teamed up with the Coffee Emporium for a night of African food, fun, and music at their Central Parkway location. The … Continue reading

100 local high school students walk 5.5 miles to support students in Tanzania!

On May 17, 2012 Village Life Outreach Project partnered with the Mayerson Foundation High School Service-Learning Program and Wyoming Youth Services to bring the 2012 “Walk In My Shoes” challenge to life. One hundred students from nine area schools participated in the 5.5 mile walk from Salway Park to Fountain Square. This year, participating schools … Continue reading

‘Cincinnati Builds The World’ including Roche Health Center

Roche Health Center included in ‘Cincinnati Builds the World’ exhibit. We are proud to announce the inclusion of Roche Health Center in the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati’s ‘Cincinnati Builds the World’ exhibit.  The submission showcases the partnership between Village Life and the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design.  ”’Cincinnati Builds the World’ … Continue reading

Save the Date for Night on the Serengeti, September 21, 2012

SAVE THE DATE!  Night on the Serengeti Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza’ Hall of Mirrors September 21, 2012 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Mark your calendars and get ready for your escape to the wonderful land of Tanzania! Guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa, authentic cuisine and artwork, and the special Village … Continue reading

A Long Day of Zege and a Job Well Done

By Jim Moyer, UC Engineering Student and EWB-UC member, and Richard Elliott, Executive Director of Village Life Outreach Project Monday evening, around 6 p.m., a tired crew posed for a picture at the Kingigoro Primary School site.  5 EWB members, 2 Village Life mentors, and a large group of employees and volunteers from the Burere … Continue reading

Getting Started in Tanzania

By Jim Moyer;  UC Engineering student, Engineers Without Borders – UC chapter former President and Village Life Co-op for Causes student. EWB-UC travelers are on their way to Shirati, Tanzania for the construction of the new classrooms at the Kingigoro primary school in Burere as I type this update. Traveling with them is Emily Elliott, … Continue reading

Roche Health Center: Treating Patients and Winning Design Awards

By: Marion Atkinson, University of Cincinnati Student The completion of the outpatient clinic building of Roche Health Center in April 2011 marked a huge accomplishment for Village Life. This dream was turned into reality through the collaborative efforts of Village Life; the Shirati Health, Education and Development Foundation; the University of Cincinnati; and the Roche … Continue reading

Do Mention It

Author: Dr. Esther Kawira Medical Director for the Shirati Health Education and Development Foundation (SHED) and Roche Health Center. Do Mention It There are some things the doctor would like to assume that the patient would mention up front.For instance: “I am pregnant”.Or, “I was already diagnosed with HIV and I am taking ARV drugs”. … Continue reading