Friday Workshop: Tanzanian Child Policy

November 9, 2020

This account from Moshi from our Friday Workshop series is a little old but still very relevant.  One of our more serious topics, this session engaged the tutoring staff on … Continue reading


November 2, 2020

Okay, so we are deep into the Fall Fundraising Season over here at Toa Nafasi and wildly trying to think of ideas to inject new vigor into our stale old … Continue reading

Alumni Annals: Spotlight on Vivian

November 2, 2020

Our latest in the Alumni Annals series features a child named Vivian.  The report was prepared by Toa tutor Nell Lyatuu who has worked with us since 2016, most often … Continue reading

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Hajra Lema

October 30, 2020

Check out another new Teacher Feature, this time turning our attention to Hajra Lema who joined us just this year for our 2020 expansion into 2 additional schools in 2 … Continue reading

Friday Workshop: Drawing

October 23, 2020

Recently, we started giving our tutors at Toa Nafasi the chance to train their fellow tutors on what they are good at or interested in during the Friday Workshops.  We … Continue reading

The Tai That Binds

October 22, 2020

According to their website, “Tai Tanzania (Tai) is a youth-led non-governmental organization (NGO) that believes that education is a powerful tool in helping young people to reach their full potential.  … Continue reading

We Are an Ocean

October 18, 2020

The title of this blog entry comes from the quote that goes: “Individually, we are one drop.  Together, we are an ocean.”  I am referring to the collaboration in which … Continue reading

Hojaji Means “Questionnaire”

October 13, 2020

In Swahili, we use the word hojaji to mean “questionnaire.”  At Toa, this refers to our parent interviews which occur after our observation period, and the initial test of all … Continue reading

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Dorin Mongi

October 8, 2020

Another brand-new Teacher Feature, one I am so excited to post to the blog…. Dorin Mongi, an extended relative of our dear-departed Vumi has come a loooong way since she … Continue reading

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