Poverty Eradication Network Trust

Serving Central Tanzania

Don and Joanie Hawkinson’s Visit

Written by Andrea on Monday, April 9, 2007
Filed under: General News

Andrea with Joanie and Don Hawkinson in Dodoma, Tanzania.Don and Joanie Hawkinson extended their safari and visit in Bukoba, TZ in order to spend a few days with us in Dodoma. We first met Don in Minneapolis when as our lawyer, he filed our paperwork for the 501c3 status. We are so glad they could join PEN Trust in our work and to learn more about our programs.

Andrea, Mungwe, Don and Joanie Hawkinson and the members of the Mwalimu Nyerere Rotary Club of DodomaOne of our evenings was spent with the Mwalimu Nyerere Rotary Club of Dodoma. Don and Joanie are members of the Uptown Rotary in Minneapolis, MN where Don is the President. Our hopes are to sponsor a joint container of books from Books for Africa. Here Don is receiving an honorary banner from the Dodoma Club.

Don, Andrea and Joanie packing books in the PEN Trust warehouse.Don and Joanie wanted to participate in as many PEN Trust programs as they could in their short time with us in Dodoma. One thing that is close to their hearts is Books For Africa. So, one day they helped Mungwe and I pack books for several primary schools. They were great helpers and even though is was stifling hot in the warehouse they wanted to keep going…

Don Hawkinson in the PEN Trust warehouse helping to pack books.Don finally taking a breather after packing books.

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