For more than 35 years, Jeff was extremely fortunate to be an employee with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board as a teacher and principal within Northumberland County. He has been a leader and volunteer with numerous community organizations, sports, committees and humanitarian projects.
In 2003, Jeff Kawzenuk and Steve Truelove joined Toronto Rotarian, Chris Snyder on a Humanitarian trip to Kilema, Tanzania. Chris Snyder is a remarkable individual who has done a significant amount of humanitarian work in many parts of the developing world. Their focus was working with HIV/Aids orphans. They made several humanitarian trips to Tanzania and Malawi with people from across Canada and working with several Canadian non-profit organizations.
In 2008, they began taking students from the Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB to Tanzania, again focusing their efforts to assist HIV/Aids orphans. Since 2008, Jeff Kawzenuk and Steve Truelove have taken hundreds of students from Canada to Africa and contributed more than $250,000 in various projects.
In 2018, 14 students and 3 Sisters from Henry Gogarty All Girls School located in Arusha, Tanzania came to Canada for a three week exchange. We have changed the lives of many students both in Africa and here at home through developing a broader understanding of each other, what it means to be human and putting service before self.