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

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Leah Mboya

October 6, 2020

Please meet Leah Mboya who has been with The Toa Nafasi Project since 2016 previously stationed at Kiboriloni Primary School but now moved waaaay across town to Kaloleni Primary School.  … Continue reading

Friday Workshop: Dishing About Soap

October 4, 2020

Here’s another installment in our Friday Workshop series where we report on the weekly workshops conducted for and sometimes by our tutoring staff. Since volunteer Belina Modest came on board … Continue reading

Alumni Annals: Spotlight on Angela

September 24, 2020

Please see below for the latest in our Alumni Annals series, a lovely and moving account of one student we worked with a few years back named Angela.  The report … Continue reading

Remember Our Name

September 23, 2020

Another corny blog post title, this one is a lyric taken from Irene Cara’s iconic 80s song, Fame.  I suppose I am hoping that it is a byproduct of what … Continue reading

Teacher Feature: Spotlight on Glory Chacky

September 22, 2020

Meet the lovely Glory Chacky who joined The Toa Nafasi Project as a tutor in time for the 2019 expansion from 4 public primary schools to 9.  Glory is quiet … Continue reading

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