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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. 

Upcoming Events

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

Virtual Social Hours in Advance of the 30th Celebration Event!.. by decade served:  September 1st (pre-1970), 2nd (1970s & 1980s), 8th (1990s &  2000s) and 9th (2010 - present)

Details on our 30th ANNIVERSARY page!

30th Anniversary of Friends of Tanzania -- Virtual Party!!!

September 18, 6 pm to 8 pm -- Register HERE  Details on our 30th ANNIVERSARY page!

Swahili Language Three-Part Session  

August 2, 9 and 16, 2021

Jointly sponsored with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers  of Washington D.C.

Weekly Swahili Discussions (Zoom Calls)

Date: Sundays, August 15 - December 12, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM Eastern Time

If interested, please email!

Weekly Swahili Lessons (Zoom Calls)

Date: Thursdays, August 12 - September 2, 2021

Time: 6:30 - 7:30PM 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

2021 Winter Party - Virtual February 6, 2021

The 2021 Winter Party held via Zoom and attended by over 80 guests! To download the event slideshow, click here.

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.


2021 Winter Party

2020 Winter Party

October 2019 Happy Hour