Testus Interruptus

May 24, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The major problem of life is learning how to handle the costly interruptions.  The door that slams shut, the plan that got sidetracked, the … Continue reading

Hati ya Pongezi

April 29, 2020

Loosely translated, hati ya pongezi means “a congratulatory document” in Swahili.  Said congratulatory document (specifically for the classroom refurbishment project with Friends of Tanzania) arrived in my WhatsApp inbox this … Continue reading


April 27, 2020

Hello dear friends, and here’s hoping you are all as well as can be expected under the current circumstances.  We at Toa ( in our various corners of the world: … Continue reading

Coronavirus in Tanzania

April 24, 2020

Hello readers, and I hope that wherever in the world this blog post finds you, you are safe and healthy. As the world continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic, I … Continue reading

Friends of Tanzania

April 23, 2020

There is a quote that “Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”  In our case, in making the acquaintance of the NGO, Friends of Tanzania, … Continue reading

Alumni Annals: Spotlight on Irene Tenga

April 14, 2020

In our last blog entry, you may have noticed that we included a section called “Success Stories” about children who have gone through the Toa program and come out stronger … Continue reading

Q1 From Susan

April 7, 2020

Hi guys.  Many of you receive our quarterly reports every January, April, July, and October, but for those visitors to the blog/website who don’t, I have reprinted the 2020 Q1 … Continue reading

Shelter in Place

March 19, 2020

Shelter in place means “to seek safety within the building one already occupies, rather than to evacuate the area or seek a community emergency shelter.  Residents should select a small, interior … Continue reading

This Is a Test. This Is Only a Test.

March 19, 2020

Americans reading this will recognize this phrase from the Emergency Broadcast System, established to provide the President of the United States with an expeditious method of communicating with the American … Continue reading

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