Tanzania, Year Twelve

December 18, 2018

Dear readers, my apologies for not having written in a minute.  As usual, life has been hectic and it’s been hard to find the time to sit and write original … Continue reading

Post-Giving Tuesday (Or It’s-Not-Too-Late-to-Give Wednesday)

November 28, 2018

Hello, dear readers!  Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving weekend filled with lots of family, friends, food, and fun.  I am back in NYC after a few days down … Continue reading

Universal Children’s Day 2018

November 26, 2018

November 20th was Universal Children’s Day and though I mentioned it on Toa’s social media platforms, I didn’t have a chance to give a shout-out here on the blog. The … Continue reading

Warm Fuzzies

November 24, 2018

This week we, in the United States, celebrated Thanksgiving, a holiday in which we acknowledge what we are grateful for in our lives and why. I personally love being home … Continue reading

“Everyone Is Blessed.”

November 2, 2018

Maya Angelou is quoted as saying, “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”  I’d like to think that we at Toa have both given cheerfully and accepted … Continue reading

“How to Really Help Children Abroad”

October 29, 2018

This article is reprinted from an op-ed in the New York Times on October 23rd, 2018.  I am posting it because I think it presents a really sound and logical … Continue reading

Finding Your Feet

October 28, 2018

Hi everyone, and sorry I’ve not posted for a bit.  I’ve been terribly busy finding my footing back in the United States, jetlag having been really bad this trip for … Continue reading

Ahsante Means “Thank You”

October 22, 2018

In Swahili, the national language of Tanzania, a word that is frequently heard is ahsante (or, alternately spelled, asante) which means “thank you.”  It is a word we at Toa … Continue reading

The Brand Newbians 2.0

October 8, 2018

A few years ago, I wrote a blog entry for Toa titled “The Brand Newbians” referring to the additional tutors we hired for our first expansion in 2016.  At that … Continue reading

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