Grant Supports International Community Engaged Partnership

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Published: Monday, 20 Nov 2023 Author:

Jonathan Choti, Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures (LiLaC), received Michigan State University’s 2023-2024 Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant (CIEG) of $12,000 to further his community engagement work in Tanzania.

Choti and his Tanzanian collaborator, Jonathan Kivuyo of the University of Dar es Salaam, will use the funding to fight food insecurity in Naitolia Village in Northern Tanzania. Specifically, they will expand upon their 2022 Network for Global Civic Engagement (NGCE) project by introducing nutrient-dense, drought-resistant vegetables, raised gardens, and drip irrigation to more families in Naitolia. Titled “Combating Food Insecurity in Naitolia Village of Northern Tanzania,” this project extends MSU’s inclusion efforts to the international level.

Read more about this Tanzania Partnership Program-related program at this link: