Friends of Tanzania organizes and hosts several events each year, and also points its members to social and educational events being held by others that promote the goals and missions of FOT and/or celebrate Tanzania and its culture. While historically most events were in-person, events now include virtual/Zoom gatherings. The big event each year is the Annual Winter Party, usually in early February, which takes place in the Washington, D.C. area. In 2021, the party will be on Saturday, February 6. You can mark your calendars now!


2021 Virtual Winter Party!  February 6, 5 pm - 7 pm EST

Friends of Tanzania’s Annual Winter Party is going VIRTUAL!  No matter where you live, you will be able to attend, connect with old friends, and meet others who share your interest and love for Tanzania! Join us to learn more about FOT’s important work and our plans for 2021 and beyond!  You do not want to miss this event!  REGISTER HERE (You need to register to receive the Zoom link)

The evening’s activities will include:

  • Introduction of new Board members & officers
  • Presentation of FOT’s funded projects in Tanzania
  • Stories from Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers
  • Recognition & awards ceremony    CLICK HERE to nominate someone for an award!
  • Socializing/networking in breakout rooms
  • And so much more!  CLICK HERE to share a Tanzania recipe!

Other Upcoming Events

 Connect with Friends of Tanzania and the Peace Corps community at these upcoming events! 

Weekly Swahili Discussions (Zoom Calls)

Date: Sundays, January 3 - April 4, 2021

Time: 3:00PM Eastern Time

If interested, please email!

Weekly Swahili Lessons (Zoom Calls)

Date: Thursdays, with breakout rooms  January 7 - April 8, 2021

Time: 6:30PM Eastern Time

If interested, please email!

We will be setting up more virtual/Zoom events soon. Keep tabs of upcoming events by visiting the Website, or even better, by joining FOT. As an FOT member, you will be notified by email as events are scheduled.

Recent Events

Swahili Zoom Calls for speakers at various levels  June - November 2020

Began in early June 2020 and continuing weekly!!  Taught by Melissa Mattwig, RPCV-TZ

Documentary IN THE NAME OF YOUR DAUGHTER! August 25, 2020

In 2014 FOT partnered with the Tanzania Development Trust to help construct a safe house and vocational training center in the Mara Region of Tanzania to offer refuge for young women wishing to avoid female genital mutilation and cutting.  This documentary award-winning, inspiring, hopeful documentary tells the story about this safe house.

Zoom Call with Evacuated Peace Corps Volunteers- May 2020

A Zoom call in early May 2020 hosted jointly with National Peace Corps Association in which 20 Peace Corps Volunteers that had been evacuated from Tanzania were able to re-connect and learn more about FOT and NPCA.

2020 Winter Party

The 2020 Winter Party held in Bethesda and attended by almost 100 guests.

Happy Hour October 2019

A Happy Hour in October 2019 attended by an number of recently returned Peace Corps Volunteers, several FOT members, and others with connections to and interest in Tanzania.


2020 Winter Party

October 2019 Happy Hour