Toa Past and Toa Present

August 1, 2018

I don’t normally post such sensitive images as the ones you see here, but I feel it is not wrong to share this short video of our pilgrimage to Marangu … Continue reading

The Truth with Trudy

July 26, 2018

The Toa Nafasi Project would like to thank its latest visitors to our organization, Trudy Comba and her grandson Conrad Metcalfe. Trudy and Conrad came to Toa by way of … Continue reading

The Marvelous Marshmallow Match

July 23, 2018

We at The Toa Nafasi Project have now done Tom Wujec’s “marshmallow challenge” twice here in Tanzania.  The first time we did it with older students at Kilimanjaro Institute of … Continue reading

The Sing-A-Long Gang

July 10, 2018

A new twist on an old classic, I present to you The Toa Nafasi Project singers! Last week, before wrapping up her two-week volunteer stint and heading back to California, … Continue reading

Shannah Banana

July 1, 2018

Hey everybody, and meet Shannah (rhymes with “banana”) Zorn!  She has recently come to us in Moshi via the IASE (International Association of Special Education) for two weeks’ worth of … Continue reading

The International Foundation

June 23, 2018

Just about halfway through 2018, and The Toa Nafasi Project is having a stellar year thus far.  Not wanting to jinx it, I won’t crow too loudly, but I will … Continue reading


June 15, 2018

Don’t let her stern demeanor and that terrifying ruler fool you.  Mwalimu Rose Assey is actually quite the pussycat and one of Toa’s best tutors. Here she is working with … Continue reading

Speeches in Seattle

June 14, 2018

So, it appears my last blog entry was a bit premature as regards the weather here in Kilimanjaro.  The rains are back, and with them, the cold and mud.  Not … Continue reading

Competent and Confident

June 11, 2018

Hi all, and much love from a finally sunny Moshi town.  The rains appear to be behind us and, though we have entered the kipindi cha baridi (cold season), the … Continue reading

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