NTC partners with other organizations and institutions to extend our reach and make a greater impact. Some of our recent partners include:
The City of Newton, Massachusetts:
What started with sending a few boxes of cultural items from Newton’s high schools to Kwala Secondary School in 2006 has blossomed into a city-wide effort, bringing Newton and Kwala together in a mutual, sustainable, community partnership. Newton South High School (paired with Kwala Secondary School in Kwala), Mason-Rice Elementary School (paired with Mahundi Primary School), and Oak Hill Middle School (paired with Mahundi Primary School). Many local businesses and a Massachusetts State Representative Kay Khan are all involved in this effort.
Mkuki Na Nyota Publishing Company:
NaWewe has partnered with Mkuki na Nyoya Publishing Company in Tanzania to pilot the Village Reading Corner, an initiative that offers children’s books written by Tanzanian authors at a “buy one, give one free” rate in the United States. Through this initiative, American children are learning about Tanzanian culture and Tanzanian children are seeing their culture valued in print and increasingly valuing reading as a past-time and learning activity. In 2010, NTC Project Director Lisa Walker interned at Mkuki na Nyota and published a children’s book through the company.
Smallbean, Inc. is a non-profit organization with the mission of closing the technology gap around the world by empowering citizens archivists. NTC worked with Smallbean in February 2010 to pilot the Citizen Archivist Project at Kwala Secondary School, complete with a solar powered computer lab.