Friday Workshop: Child Play and Games

September 6, 2020

Hello readers!  You will recall that we recently introduced a new series for the blog called Friday Workshops.  This is in addition to our other ongoing series, Teacher Features and Alumni Annals.  … Continue reading

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Catherine Ruseke

August 23, 2020

Please meet Catherine Ruseke who is currently stationed as a Toa tutor at Korongoni Primary School in Moshi Town. “When I was a child, I used to enjoy reading storybooks, … Continue reading

Friday Workshop: Looking Back, Moving Forward

August 12, 2020

As most of our readers know, Toa Nafasi runs workshops for our tutoring staff each Friday after our “Friday Fundays” for our students. The fundays consist of games and play-based … Continue reading

A New Holiday: Vumi’s Day

August 9, 2020

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so with little further appellation from me, I present these photos from the day that is now known to us … Continue reading

Friday Workshop: Protection and the Rights of the Child

August 4, 2020

Hello, dear readers and welcome to a new series we are introducing in addition to our Teacher Features and Alumni Annals called Friday Workshops. Since first welcoming our American volunteer … Continue reading

My Sister, My Friend

July 24, 2020

On July 24, 2015, we lost our beloved dada and Toa Nafasi co-founder, Vumilia Temba, at the tender age of only 31 years. I first met Vumi in 2007 when … Continue reading

Smiles and Sanitizer

July 11, 2020

The article below was printed in the Daily News (Tanzania) on June 29th, the same day that schools reopened in the East African nation.  The photos are courtesy of Toa’s own … Continue reading

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Grace Tenga

July 7, 2020

I am pleased to be able to share with you all a brand-new Teacher Feature on one of our newer hires.  Grace joined us in time for the 2019 expansion … Continue reading

Bar None

June 29, 2020

Recently we shared with you the results of the cohorts at last year’s 9 participating public primary school sites (this year, we are in 11 schools!) after a full year … Continue reading

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