The 10th annual Night on the Serengeti celebrated the local and international impact of the Village Life Outreach Project.
Guests at the Hilton Netherland Plaza were transported to Tanzania for an evening to experience the sights and sounds of African culture. More than 350 people attended.
The Village Life Outreach Project has created strategic partnerships with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health and several other local organizations to help find sustainable solutions to the pressing needs of Tanzanians, while providing learning opportunities to Cincinnatians.
The keynote presentation featured students with UC’s Engineers without Borders.The students had just returned from Tanzania and spoke about their clean water expansion efforts for thousands of African villagers.
Primary sponsors for the evening were UC and UC Health. Dr. Christopher Lewis is founder and president of the Village Life Outreach Project.
Among the project’s recent accomplishments:
- Construction of a health center in Tanzania providing first-time health care to 25,000 villagers.
- Implementation of a nutrition project that feeds 2,000 Tanzanian students daily.
- Distribution of more than 13,000 mosquito nets to fight malaria.
- Partnership with 40 Cincinnati/NKY schools and 400 UC faculty and students.
- Development of a Tanzanian bicycle-sharing program, cutting students’ travel time from 3 hours to 1 hour.
- Installation of rainwater collection systems to provide clean water to Tanzanian primary schools.
- Partnership with UC’s Engineers Without Borders to build a new Tanzanian school.
- Partnering with EWB-UC students to provide clean water to 10,000 Tanzanian villagers.
Click on a thumbnail below to view photo gallery from work in Tanzania.
Click on a thumbnail below to view photo gallery from the event.