Dennis LyamuyaAt our meeting on March 1st, our guest speaker, Dennis Lyamuya ,spoke of his upbringing at the base of Mt. Kilmanjaro. He told an amazing story of perseverance. He was the oldest son in a family of 9 living in a hut. He dropped out of school to earn money to support his family by becoming a porter on Mt Kilmanjaro. He made over 220 trips. He was promoted to a Mountain Guide. They sent him the College of Wildlife Management that eventually led to his role of Chief Safari Guide in the National Parks of Tanzania. While at University, he was elected President of the Student Council. He has recently traveled extensively within Tanzania representing the college to various dignitaries.

Dennis has been intimately involved with Asante Africa Foundation from the inception. Much of his wisdom and insights are cornerstones of what the organization is today. Asante Africa is a non-profit organization in SF Bay Area run by Erna Grasz. We are in the process of putting together a Global Matching Grant with Asante Africa.