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Virtual Event
September 14th – 18th 2020

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.

As a global health organization, our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our guests and supporters. We have made the decision to transform our in-person fundraising gala Night on the Serengeti to a virtual event this September.

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!

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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.

Hosts & Hostesses

  • Richard Lofgren, MD
    Honorary Co-Chairperson, Board member, UC Health CEO
  • Neville G. Pinto
    Honorary Co-Chairperson, University of Cincinnati President
  • Chris Lewis, MD
    Founder
  • Susan Casey-Leininger
    Executive Director

If you are interested in becoming a host/hostess, please contact Buthaina Karaman at buthaina@villagelifeoutreachproject.org or 513-556-4541

Virtual Event Timeline

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Please consider supporting Village Life with a donation today!

  • Virtual Event
    September 14th – 18th 2020
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