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In Swahili, toa nafasi means “provide a chance,” expressing our mission to give every learner in the primary school classroom an opportunity to succeed, regardless of his or her learning style.


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It’s All Happening

July 7, 2019

To quote Penny Lane from the turn-of-the-millennium cult classic movie Almost Famous, “It’s all happening.” Indeed. In a Toa Nafasi context, “what’s happening” is the 16th biennial conference of the … Continue reading

The Prodigal Child Returneth

June 30, 2019

Okay, so there are admittedly a few things wrong with the title of this post, but I smiled as I wrote it and it just felt right. Obviously, I am … Continue reading

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Terewiael Mshiu

June 25, 2019

The third installment of this blog’s “Teacher Features” is now here!  This time, the spotlight is on Mwalimu Mshiu, whose first name I only learned after she had already left … Continue reading