Providing Chances, Promoting Children

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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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From the Blog

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Rose Assey

May 21, 2019

“Teacher Features” were an item we were going to start back in 2016 and never quite got around to doing.  Because I (as founder and previously as director) am starting … Continue reading

The Fabulous Gabriella Center

May 13, 2019

Toa Nafasi and The Gabriella Center have long been partners assisting children with severe disabilities and special education needs.  Toa sponsors kids at Gabriella who cannot thrive in the mainstream … Continue reading

We’ll Miss You, Marg!

May 8, 2019

We are just about two months away from the 16th biennial conference of the International Association of Special Education (IASE) to be held at Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) in … Continue reading