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#Tostan30: Aboubacar and Tostan’s Holistic Approach

#Tostan30: Aboubacar and Tostan’s Holistic Approach

https://youtu.be/qDGvi4LZuik   Aboubacar Sidiki Nabe works with the Secretary of Religious Affairs in the Republic of Guinea. He participated last July in Tostan's Seminar on Promoting Well-being at the Tostan Training Center. He loved learning more about our...

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#Tostan30: Dame Gueye and Community Well-being

#Tostan30: Dame Gueye and Community Well-being

Dame Gueye has been with Tostan for 27 years! From volunteer to Senior Program Manager, through facilitator, he is also a trainer in the Tostan Training Center. His commitment to Community Well-being and learning in national languages in #Senegal is remarkable!...

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#Tostan30: Mohamed El Kébir Basse Remembers Tostan’s birth

#Tostan30: Mohamed El Kébir Basse Remembers Tostan’s birth

https://youtu.be/bjZdiBjAX9I   Mohamed El Kébir Basse remembers clearly the day Molly Melching came back from the United States with the official papers from Tostan's creation. They drove from Thiès to Same Ndiaye in #Senegal, stopping to dance every 300 meters...

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When Germaine Boubane Leads… Everyone Succeed

When Germaine Boubane Leads… Everyone Succeed

As part of the implementation of the project "When she leads everyone succeeds" (in partnership with Global Affairs Canada), a major mission has been planned for the period of April 14 to May 10, 2021 in the regions of Tambacounda and Kédougou. The objectives of this...

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Welcome Tabara!

Welcome Tabara!

My name is Tabara Sy and I started my internship position at Tostan on the Global Mobilization Team this week! I am an incoming undergraduate senior at New York University studying social & cultural analysis with a focus on African studies. I am also doing my...

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#Tostan30: Rose Diop for community well-being

#Tostan30: Rose Diop for community well-being

Rose Diop is the actual National Coordinator of Tostan in Senegal. Her story with Tostan starts in 1997 and over time much has changed given all the learnings from the NGO's work in the field. Today, Rose is sharing with you a special memory from her years working at...

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Leadership Transition: Partnering for Success

Leadership Transition: Partnering for Success

Molly Melching (Tostan's Founder) and Elena Bonometti (Tostan's CEO) are featured in a webinar hosted by Ashoka's Elders Council for Social Entrepreneurs titled "'Don’t stop me now:' What’s it like taking over from the founder." They are talking about their experience...

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#Tostan30: Mah Cissé’s extraordinary success

#Tostan30: Mah Cissé’s extraordinary success

The 30th anniversary of Tostan is an opportunity to honor Kadidia Sounfountera known as Mah Cissé, Coordinator of the Community Management Committee of Yirimadio in Mali. Discover her exclusive interview here!   What is your relationship with Tostan? "I was a...

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A Testimonial from a MicroGrant Beneficiary in Senegal

A Testimonial from a MicroGrant Beneficiary in Senegal

Project “Strengthening post-COVID economic resilience in resource-poor communities in Senegal” Partnership between Tostan and MasterCard Foundation   "My name is DIENABA BALDE from Ndorna commune. I work as the Assistant to the Mayor of Ndorna, Souleymane...

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#Tostan30: Ramata Camara and community development

#Tostan30: Ramata Camara and community development

  “The work that Tostan does is really extraordinary. I don't even have words to describe it. It is truly extraordinary, because we remain convinced, at least as decision-makers, that community development will be one of the keys to the development of this...

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The Tostan Training Center has opened again!

The Tostan Training Center has opened again!

For the first time since March 2020, the Tostan Training Center held one of its signature trainings on Tostan’s holistic approach. A group from Mali came to Thiès, gathering participants from the government, civil society, and religious leaders among others. At the...

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