Who We Are
Toa Nafasi is a program (not a separate center or school) and we work within the existing public school system in Tanzania, where the majority of children are enrolled. We work children 6 – 14 years old providing them an inclusive education platform and comprehensive body safety education and support services.
We strive to improve learning outcomes for all students, but our focus is on the most vulnerable learners in the classroom: those with learning difficulties, and those with experiences of trauma. We do not deviate from the national syllabi mandated by the Ministry of Education, but rather ensure that everyone in the class has an equal opportunity to learn, be safe and get support they need.
Toa Nafasi tutors are generally young adults from the village who have struggled to find gainful employment, but who have committed to working with the foundation. They are taught a few simple yet effective teaching methodologies for slow learners and at risk of abuse and violence children by our consultants. Employment opportunities like these are an additional benefit of Toa Nafasi in the local community.
Why We’re Here
What We Do
The Toa Nafasi model is a three-tiered approach of assessment, referral, and curriculum modification that has enabled significant development in students found to be flagging and at risk of abuse/violence.
In order to provide the best services we can and to keep our activities running smoothly, we also invest highly in training our tutors and enhancing community relations.