Monthly Archives: June 2013

Partnership to Teach Children Mbira

Last year’s Zimfest grant to Ancient Ways is helping to start an mbira program in the Jangano area where Fradreck and Fungai Mujuru co-direct the project. Additionally, we are partnering with MBIRA organization (also a 501(c)3 non-profit) to provide mbiras to the children – check out this incredible video http://youtu.be/IRgvDJYZ1V4 from another primary school they have helped in Nyamweda, Zimbabwe.
MBIRA is dedicating 100% of June donations to purchasing mbiras for children, some of which will go to the Jangano children – see their success with these kinds of programs http://mbira.org/Teaching-the-Children-of-Zimbabwe.html. $100 buys an mbira – any amount is helpful! Help us with this program by donating:
• Building Instruments – Go to the mbira.org link above or send a check payable to MBIRA P.O. Box 7863, Berkeley, CA 94707-0863.
• Scholarship Students – Go to http://www.ancient-ways.org/projects/jangano/campaign-to-keep-jangano-children-in-school/ to help sponsor the teaching of mbira classes in the Jangano St. Bedes primary school.
Thank you!Focuz

Volunteers Needed at the Ancient Ways Zimfest Booth

With the instructions in this email you can let us know if you are able to volunteer at the Ancient Ways Zimfest booth this year. We are using the Volunteer Spot website and they have made great improvements to the site since last year!
CLICK HERE TO GIVE US A HAND AT THE ANCIENT WAYS ZIMFEST BOOTH!
http://www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/1102345634484130075
Zimfest is being held this year at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA from June 27-30th (see 2013.zimfest singulair online.org) with the Marketplace in front of Xavier Hall around the afternoon concert stage. We will be bringing the hand-crafts from the villages, CDs and T-shirts, as well as providing information about our work in Zimbabwe.
We run this booth with the help of volunteers and can’t do it without you! Please let us know just as soon as possible how you can be involved. Just click on the link in this email, but do so very soon so we can make plans.
Once you enter your email as your sign-on, this website will show you our Booth’s hours of operation and the specific shifts with which we need help. First it sends you a recap of the times for which you signed up, and then it sends a reminder two days before your shift, and also can let you know who else is working!