what is harambe?

Harambe in Swahili means ‘coming together.’ Harambe is also a community-based fundraising method in Tanzania. At a traditional Harambe, people gather to support a common cause. One-by-one participants announce their donations, contribute joyfully, and the group celebrates!


In April 2021, Wesley College invites you to travel (virtually) with us to Tanzania. Our Harambe will bring higher education to students with big dreams but few opportunities.  There are four parts to the first-ever Wesley College Harambe:  we hope you will join us to learn, pray, give and celebrate.


The best place to start is to watch our brand-new, 3 minute video to learn about Wesley College and our context in Mwanza, Tanzania. Learn first-hand from our students how higher education has changed lives.


Pray for Wesley College students, staff, and faculty. Ask God to continue to fulfill promises to Wesley College, as we seek to grow in size and impact. Pray that by our coming together, Tanzania will be provided with a new generation of servant leaders. Be sure that you have 'liked' us on Facebook, to stay in touch with current needs, joys, and prayer requests from Tanzania.


Many people joining together can have a big impact. Wesley College needs your gift to scale up, expand programs, and support more students. By donating to Harambe, you will not only transform individual student lives, but you will change communities. Your gift will send more students like Neema out into the world. What does Neema want to do post-graduation? 


"First and foremost, I want to help the community learn to reconcile with each other and make peace."

Please join us in the spirit of Harambe, and make your gift here.



HARAMBE will culminate with a live and celebratory online event on  Sunday, April 25th. At 3pm Central Time, we invite participants to log in from around the United States. Participants will meet staff and students in Tanzania, enjoy the Wesley College choir, and celebrate progress towards our fundraising goal.