Michael Solowiej
Zanzibar Student Aid Presentation 8/24/2023
On August 24th, Michael Solowiej from Zanzibar Student Aid presented to the club on his organization’s efforts to assist the impoverished children of Zanzibar. Zanzibar Student Aid is a 501C(3) public non-profit organization for which Michael has been working for approximately one year.
Zanzibar is an archipelago off the cost of the Afircan mainland, consisting of many small islands and two large ones. The main island, Unguja, is referred to informally as Zanzibar.
As an organization, they understand that to fight poverty in these communities change must be gradual and methodical. To make the biggest impact with the support of our donors Zanzibar Student Aid uses collected funds to cover the school fees of impoverished school children and provide thorough school meals. With this approach we can create a more stable environment for education. A good education and a full stomach open countless more opportunities to combat poverty. 
What keeps Michael and his team going are the real effects their organization achieves in the lives of these students. The securing of an education, providing relief to family budgets, and fostering a positive outlook on life are priceless achievements for anyone of any country. The relationships that they create with the students and their families are perhaps the most rewarding immediate fruits of their action. Together with the support of our donors and the cooperation of schools and local families we are slowly shaping a brighter future for underprivileged Zanzibar Communities. More information can be found at https://zanzibarstudentaid.com/