About PEN Trust
“Those who receive this privilege, therefore, have a duty to repay the sacrifice which others have made. They are like the man who has been given all the food available in a starving village in order that he might have strength to bring supplies back from a distant place. If he takes this food and does not bring help to his brothers, he is a traitor. Similarly, if any of the young men and women who are given an education by the people of this Republic adopt attitudes of superiority, or fail to use their knowledge to help the development of this country, then they are betraying our Union.”
By Mwalimu Julius K. Nyerere
(The first president of post-colonialist Tanzania)
PEN Trust is a non-governmental development organization operating in Central Tanzania, with headquarters in Dodoma, Tanzania’s capital. PEN of TZ is the sister 501c3 organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Areas of involvement include:
- Sustainable development through fostering sales of local craft items
- Working with other NGOs to distribute food relief.
- Helping cooperative gardens
- Distributing books to area schools and libraries
PEN Trust’s co-directors are Mungwe ABC Athman and Andrea Wall (right).