“The Reverend Mother always says, ‘When the Lord closes a door, somewhere he opens a window.'”

So says Maria in The Sound of Music as she finally admits her love for Captain von Trapp.

So say I this week as we at The Toa Nafasi Project commemorate the two-year anniversary of former head teacher and Toa co-founder Vumi Temba’s tragic passing, and the formal hiring of our ninth Special Education Teacher, Marieth Michael Laswai.

Marieth joins a team of eight other special ed teachers who are supervised by three Assistant Head Special Education Teachers, all of whom are commandeered by the beautiful (and very pregnant!), Project Leader/Head Special Education Teacher, Hyasinta Macha.

Though we miss our beloved Vumi EVERY SINGLE DAY, we remember her in the work we do, and we are proud to have not only continued this work but expanded into our satellite sites.

We are also so pleased to have grown our staff to double digits and to welcome newcomers like Teacher Marieth!

Mwalimu Marieth, karibu sana Toa Nafasi, karibu sana timu yetu!  Welcome to Team Toa!!