Since April 2014, Tostan has been collaborating with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and ITAD to revise our monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to improve decision making for program implementation and strategic planning.
According to ancient Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” In my case, it began with a single local minibus leaving Dakar—Tata #31 to be exact—followed by several sept-places, shared seven-passenger station wagons. We traversed the barren, bumpy landscape deeper into the interior of Senegal, heading to the community of Soudiane, where Marième Bamba was waiting for us.
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