From Grassroots to Global

August 30, 2019

A blind man died and the village gathered for his funeral.  As it was about to begin, one of his grandchildren asked the pastor: “Has grandpa gone to hell?”  Astonished, … Continue reading

Bounding for Light

August 26, 2019

Long before I started The Toa Nafasi Project in Kilimanjaro; and long before I was a book publicist in New York City; and long before I graduated Columbia University; and … Continue reading

Little by Little

August 14, 2019

This week (August 12 – 16), GlobalGiving will match all eligible donations to The Toa Nafasi Project up to $50 while funds last!  All donations made to partners with Partner or Leader … Continue reading

Toa Nafasi’s 2019 Q2 Review for YOU!

August 5, 2019

For those readers out there who are not on The Toa Nafasi Project’s subscription list for quarterly reports, I am happy to reprint our Q2 newsletter here.  Some of the … Continue reading

It All Happened

July 31, 2019

Hello, dear readers, and a hearty pole sana (so sorry) for being super-late in getting a blog post up.  It has been a very busy time!  We are back in Moshi … Continue reading

It’s All Happening

July 7, 2019

To quote Penny Lane from the turn-of-the-millennium cult classic movie Almost Famous, “It’s all happening.” Indeed. In a Toa Nafasi context, “what’s happening” is the 16th biennial conference of the … Continue reading

The Prodigal Child Returneth

June 30, 2019

Okay, so there are admittedly a few things wrong with the title of this post, but I smiled as I wrote it and it just felt right. Obviously, I am … Continue reading

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Terewiael Mshiu

June 25, 2019

The third installment of this blog’s “Teacher Features” is now here!  This time, the spotlight is on Mwalimu Mshiu, whose first name I only learned after she had already left … Continue reading

Going Mainstream in 2018

June 17, 2019

Hi guys and a resounding POLE SANA (so sorry) for being so late with this data.  We’ve had massive change at Toa Nafasi this year and our graph-making got a … Continue reading

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