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Friends of Senegal and The Gambia, or FOSG, an affiliate of the [[National Peace Corps Association]] (NPCA).  
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== About ==
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FOT was established in 1991 as a means for Tanzanians and non-Tanzanians to work together, learn from each other, learn more about Tanzania and to support worthy projects in Tanzania -- giving back to a country many of us have come to love. Many of us (and that is nearly 400 all over the USA) are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers; others are former Teachers for East Africa or volunteers with various other secular or religious organizations. More recently, members are travelers or commercial sector visitors and employees formerly in Tanzania. We have always welcomed Tanzanians, several of whom have served on our Board and Committees and who are vital for our success.
  
== Purpose ==
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FOT is a non-profit charitable and educational organization, a 501(c)(3). Our membership dues of $15 per year have continued to cover all our operating expenses since we started in 1991 due to our increasing membership. 100% of all donations we receive from FOT members goes to help support development projects in Tanzania. Each year FOT is able to send about $30,000 to support such projects and an additional $15,000 is given for specific projects in our Member Designated Program.
  
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== Goals ==
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Our goals are:
  
*to promote communication among returned Peace Corps volunteers, current Peace Corps volunteers, trainees, and current and former staff who have served in these countries, as well as family and friends.
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1. To identify and support worthy projects in Tanzania.
*to organize and promote projects to aid the citizens of Senegal and The Gambia
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2. To collect and disseminate information on the life, culture and development of Tanzania.
*to promote the "third goal" of the Peace Corps -- bringing the world back home -- with emphasis on Senegal and The Gambia.  
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3. To bring together people interested in supporting Tanzania.
  
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== Projects ==
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Friends of Tanzania (FOT) demonstrates its commitment to Tanzania's development by assisting the efforts of Tanzanian groups and organizations who are engaged in community development and educational projects. We were privileged to live and work in Tanzania, now we are pleased to offer some continuing support to Tanzanians working to become more self-sufficient.
  
== Who we are ==
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Friends of Tanzania has approved more than 253 projects from 1991 through 2012 with its regular grant funding for a total of $274,553. In addition our members contributed $153,625 for 22 member sponsored projects. Over this 21 year period, FOT has contributed a total of $428,178 to the people of Tanzania.
  
We are currently looking for a new co-leader who served in Senegal to join co-leader Erica Burman (The Gambia, '87-'89). Our Treasurer is Scott Lewis. Our membership coordinator is Ann Carrellas. Our webmaster is Eric Shaffner (Senegal, '94-'96). Pip also edits our newsletter, The Tam Tam. Receive regular Senegal and Gambia news updates, ask questions and exchange information with PCVs, RPCVs, and prospective RPCVs at our Yahoo! listserv.
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== Awards ==
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Friends of Tanzania was recognized with the National Peace Corps Association's 2012 Loret Miller Ruppe Country of Service Group Award.
  
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== Contact ==
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fotanzania.org
  
== What we've done ==
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P.O. Box 9123
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Arlington, VA 22219-1123
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USA
  
In 2005 we provided the Senegalese NGO TOSTAN with funds to help transport people from distant villages (including some in The Gambia) to one Tostan's public declaration ceremonies renouncing female genital cutting. Over the years we have also supported the SeneGAD committee's Michelle Sylvester Scholarship and the Peace Corps Gambia Scholarship Fund.
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info@fotanzania.org
  
In conjunction with Peace Corps conferences we have held group social events, most recently in Chicago in August 2004. When in Washington, DC we have had involvement by the Senegalese and Gambian Embassies. In February 2004 FOSG was invited to meet with the new Senegalese ambassador.
 
 
Our group's Web site won the NPCA's 2004 Web site award, and we have participated in the 2005 & 2006 National Days of Action in support of Peace Corps.
 
 
== What we'd like to do ==
 
 
We are in contact with PCVs in both Senegal and The Gambia. We would like to explore ways to support their efforts, as well as RPCVs here in the States who continue to help the people of Senegal and The Gambia.
 
 
We welcome your ideas, suggestions, stories, contributions and assistance in making this organization and this web site a vibrant, dynamic vehicle for furthering our aims.
 
 
 
== Stay in Touch! ==
 
 
 
Whether you formally join or not, FOSG and the NPCA would still love to know how to contact you, because as the saying goes, "once a volunteer, always a volunteer" - whether you know it or not, you're part of a special community. We'd like to know how to locate you in case someone (Fellow RPCV? Former student? Host family?) wants to locate you. Or to send you announcements of general interest concerning things Senegal, Gambia or Peace Corps.
 
 
 
== Why Join Friends of Senegal and The Gambia (FOSG)? ==
 
 
 
* You'll get The Tam Tam.
 
* You'll be contributing to the aims and goals of FOSG.
 
* Your membership fees will contribute to projects in Senegal and The Gambia.
 
* You'll have a vote in project funding and officer elections.
 
* You'll help us help you connect with Peace Corps volunteers past, present and future.
 
* You'll help us help you stay connected with Senegal and The Gambia.
 
* Access to FOSG's online database, enabling you to stay in touch with old training group-mates, site partners, RPCVs in your state, and so on.
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[The Gambia]]<br>
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* [[Tanzania]]
* [[Senegal]]
 
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
[http://www.erslah.com/attaya/ Friends of Senegal and The Gambia]
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[http://www.fotanzania.org/ Friends of Tanzania]
  
[[Category:The Gambia]][[Category:Senegal]] [[Category:Friends]]
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[[Category:Tanzania]] [[Category:Friends]]
 
[[Category:RPCV Associations]]
 
[[Category:RPCV Associations]]

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About

FOT was established in 1991 as a means for Tanzanians and non-Tanzanians to work together, learn from each other, learn more about Tanzania and to support worthy projects in Tanzania -- giving back to a country many of us have come to love. Many of us (and that is nearly 400 all over the USA) are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers; others are former Teachers for East Africa or volunteers with various other secular or religious organizations. More recently, members are travelers or commercial sector visitors and employees formerly in Tanzania. We have always welcomed Tanzanians, several of whom have served on our Board and Committees and who are vital for our success.

FOT is a non-profit charitable and educational organization, a 501(c)(3). Our membership dues of $15 per year have continued to cover all our operating expenses since we started in 1991 due to our increasing membership. 100% of all donations we receive from FOT members goes to help support development projects in Tanzania. Each year FOT is able to send about $30,000 to support such projects and an additional $15,000 is given for specific projects in our Member Designated Program.

Goals

Our goals are:

1. To identify and support worthy projects in Tanzania. 2. To collect and disseminate information on the life, culture and development of Tanzania. 3. To bring together people interested in supporting Tanzania.

Projects

Friends of Tanzania (FOT) demonstrates its commitment to Tanzania's development by assisting the efforts of Tanzanian groups and organizations who are engaged in community development and educational projects. We were privileged to live and work in Tanzania, now we are pleased to offer some continuing support to Tanzanians working to become more self-sufficient.

Friends of Tanzania has approved more than 253 projects from 1991 through 2012 with its regular grant funding for a total of $274,553. In addition our members contributed $153,625 for 22 member sponsored projects. Over this 21 year period, FOT has contributed a total of $428,178 to the people of Tanzania.

Awards

Friends of Tanzania was recognized with the National Peace Corps Association's 2012 Loret Miller Ruppe Country of Service Group Award.

Contact

fotanzania.org

P.O. Box 9123 Arlington, VA 22219-1123 USA

info@fotanzania.org


See also

External Links

Friends of Tanzania