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UDaily: Foundation founder shares her experiences in community education

UDaily: Foundation founder shares her experiences in community education

Tanzania is a country known for its mining, agriculture, vast game reserves and tourism. What may be less known is that women in Tanzania face many challenges regarding education and health. One woman committed to addressing these challenges visited the University of Delaware this week to share her message with students, faculty, staff and friends.

Maggie Duncan Simbeye is the founder of Dare Women’s Foundation (DWF), an NGO focused on education for women and children regarding feminine hygiene, wildlife conservation, and nutrition. 

During her UD visit, Simbeye lectured in women's studies, leadership and sociology classes. She also co-presented at a talk with Jon Cox, assistant professor of art, on the book he co-authored, Hadzabe, By the Light of a Million Fires.

In addition, Simbeye spent an afternoon at Longwood Gardens to meet with the continuing education department, attended a brown bag lunch discussion at the Institute for Global Studies (IGS), went early morning birding at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware and reunited with the study abroad students she met this winter.