Friday, September 17th, 2021


Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Africa Deck
3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220

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Tickets are no longer available. We apologize for any convenience. Please contact us with any questions 513-556-4541 buthaina@villagelifeoutreachproject.org

Since 2004, Village Life Outreach Project has united communities across cultures to build strategic partnerships that work to improve the quality of life, health, and education.

Spend an evening with us overlooking the beautiful African Savanna at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden where you will experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of African culture. Help us celebrate resiliency and Village Life’s accomplishments over the past year with dinner by the bite, live entertainment and musical performances, silent auction and more!

Don’t miss the opportunity to allow us to transport you to the enchanting country of Tanzania and make it a memorable Night on the Serengeti!

Let us transport you to the enchanting country of Tanzania, where you will experience the sights and sounds of African culture. Help us celebrate Village Life with virtual events, online silent auction and more!


6:00 PM • Reception & Silent Auction

7:00 PM • Dinner by the bite


Attire: Zoo Chic or Elegant African Attire

Guests will enjoy dinner by the bite and a full bar. Please let us know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions ahead of time.

Tickets are no longer available. We apologize for any convenience. Please contact us with any questions 513-556-4541 buthaina@villagelifeoutreachproject.org
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About Village Life Outreach Project

Since 2004, Village Life Outreach Project has united communities across cultures to build strategic partnerships that work to improve the quality of life, education, and health. Our collaborations with communities throughout Cincinnati and the Shirati Region of Tanzania, East Africa have created sustainable solutions to the pressing needs of Tanzanians and unique, invaluable learning opportunities to hundreds of Cincinnatians each year.

Timeline

  • 2004

    1st Brigade

    First October Brigade travels to Tanzania.

  • 2008

    Nutrition Project

    Initiation of Nutrition Project that feeds 1,200 Tanzanian schoolchildren daily and teaches Cincinnati students about nutrition.

  • 2011

    Roche Health Center

    Roche Health Center opens, providing the first-ever access to permanent health care for over 20,000 residents.

  • 2013

    Construction of Primary School

    In partnership with Engineers Without Borders—UC Chapter, Kingigoro Primary School opens in Burere Village.

  • 2014

    Initiation of Mama Maisha

    Our safe motherhood intervention program.

  • 2015

    Phase 2 of Well Project Complete

    In partnership with Engineers Without Borders—UC Chapter, we completed phase 2 of the well project in Nyambogo.

  • 2017

    Expansion of Nutrition Project

    The Uji Nutrition Project has expanded to all primary schools in Roche, Nyambogo, and Burere- feeding over 2,500 Tanzanian school children each school day.

  • 2017

    Second Phase of Staff Housing Complete & Hiring Clinical Officer at Roche Health Center

    Clinical Officer Erik is able to provide life saving medical care to villagers on a daily basis.

  • 2018

    Partnership with University of Cincinnati 1819 Innovation Hub

    Village Life joins industry giants such as Cincinnati Bell and P&G in this innovative space, bringing a global perspective to the Uptown Innovation Corridor.

  • 2019

    Completion of Clean Water Infrastructure

    In partnership with the University of Cincinnati chapter of Engineers Without Borders, clean water systems are now in place in all three Village Life partner villages.

  • 2019

    Maternal & Child Health Initiatives in Tanzania

    A gift of $1 million from the Anna and Harold Huffman Foundation will support Village Life maternal and child health initiatives in Tanzania

  • 2020

    UC Health Investment Renewal

    UC Health renews their initial investment in Village Life with another $500,000.

Sponsorships

If you are interested in becoming a Night on the Serengeti 2021 Sponsor, please contact Buthaina Karaman at buthaina@villagelifeoutreachproject.org or 513-556-4541

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Tickets are no longer available. We apologize for any convenience. Please contact us with any questions 513-556-4541 buthaina@villagelifeoutreachproject.org

Event Timeline

  • Friday, September 17th, 2021
  • 6:00 PM
    Reception & Silent Auction
  • 7:00 PM
    Dinner by the bite