In this show Zena Tenga tells us all about the initiative she co-founded, HerAfrica.
Zena Maajar Tenga is a PR and Communication Practitioner with a vast experience in Corporate Social Investment strategy. She has worked for both local and international organisations. Her recent focus is social responsibility and community development; focusing on community engagement and providing sustainable growth and development within her community. Zena is co-founder of the Hassan Maajar Trust an NGO which aims to improve the learning environment in schools for every Tanzanian child as well as co-founder of HerAfrica, which aims to change the African girl child narrative, through sharing os stories, knowledge, skills and tools aiming to elevate one girl at a time. She is a growing philanthropist in her own right, with a passion for writing, art, food and all things vintage. Zena is also a novice blogger, through her Lifestyle blog ‘Mint and Tea’. Her free time is always dedicated to her two children Nakazael (8) and Moyo (5). Zena is married to Rashid Karl Tenga and lives and works in Dar es Salaam.
Find HerAfrica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herafrica/
Read more about their work: http://www.lasconsultancy.co.tz/her-africa-partners-up-with-tanzania-womens-bank-to-empower-girls-with-financial-literacy/
We’ve released our 75th show today celebrating International Women’s Day. Hear us reflect on why our own stories matter, how storytelling might be ‘balanced for better’ and celebrate some of the shows we have loved in the past year.
In this show, Ziada tells Mary Ann all about her recent trip to Sauti Za Busara, a Music festival held in Stone Town on Unguja Island, Zanzibar. They talk what music really excited her and Ziada gives us some top listening tips as well as telling us which festivals are next on her ‘bucket list’!
Music Ziada enjoyed a Sauti Za Busara and mentions in this show:
BCUC, South Africa: https://blackmajor.co.za/artist/bcuc/
Asia Madani Band, Sudan/Eqypt: https://www.facebook.com/Asia-Madani-187059958001209
Taarab (Musical Style which is mentioned in the show):
Tausi Womens Taarab – https://www.facebook.com/tausiwomenstaarab
Grand Orchestre Tarran de Zanzibar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmnp8HFzNo4
Music Festivals we mention:
Sauti Za Busara, Stone Town, Unguja Island, Zanzibar, Tanzania: http://www.busaramusic.org/
Nyege Nyege, Jina, Uganda: http://nyegenyege.com/
Afrochella, Accra. Ghana: https://afrochella.com/home
Ziada and Mary Ann re-introduce themselves for 2019 and give an update on what they have been up to since the last show. Ziada tells Mary Ann about the challenges of running events and Mary Ann talks to Ziada about what she learnt from posting publically about her 5th miscarriage.
In our first episode of The Change Making Women Book Club, Ziada and Mary Ann have been reading Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian Peace Activist whose leadership helped bring an end to Liberia’s second civil war.
They introduce the Book Club talk about what they learnt from reading this story about a woman creating change in a time of war. They talk about how her honesty shows through and about the parts of her story that inspired and challenged them.
Each month we will be doing a show about a book written by a woman who has created change and talk about her story and why it inspires, motivates or challenges us. We will also be inviting listeners to get involved with this.
Read the Book: Mighty Be Our Powers – How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War
Website: Leymah Gbowee Peace Foundation
This week on the podcast we talk about the women who inspire us personally. We share the characters and moments that inspire us most and why we choose to draw inspiration from a whole range of different women, including the women we are lucky enough to interview on the podcast!
We also share about something new coming soon on the podcast which we are calling The Change Making Women Book Club. Each month we will be doing a show about a book written by a woman who has created change and talk about her story and why it inspires, motivates or challenges us. We will also be inviting listeners to get involved with this.
Listen to this episode to find out more & follow us on Instagram where we will be sharing what our first book is going to be soon!