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#Tostan30: Will Radke and the great story of Tostan dinners

#Tostan30: Will Radke and the great story of Tostan dinners

  Will Radke is a long-time supporter and one of the originators of Tostan's partnership with Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He is currently a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs. Discover his full story with us!   What is your Tostan story?  I went to...

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#Tostan30: Mustaafa Njaay and his letter to Molly

#Tostan30: Mustaafa Njaay and his letter to Molly

"You created Tostan and what you may not know today is that Tostan is like electricity--there is a place where it has started, but you will never know where it will end."     Village Chief, Alaaji Mustaafa Njaay, in a letter to Molly Melching that he left to be...

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#Tostan30: Jim Greenbaum and his amazing journey with Tostan

#Tostan30: Jim Greenbaum and his amazing journey with Tostan

    Jim Greenbaum has been a key supporter of Tostan's programs for nearly a decade. In addition to his generous philanthropic investments, Jim also served on Tostan's Board of Directors for  seven years and actively recruited new donors and board members...

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#Tostan30: Ourèye Sall, the story of a former cutter

#Tostan30: Ourèye Sall, the story of a former cutter

This story has been created in the framework of Tostan’s 30th Anniversary. 30 stories will be published in 2021, celebrating the amazing Tostan’s Family. This is a way for us to honor communities and local leaders as well as our teams, partners, networks, donors and...

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#Tostan30: Diatou Ndiaye, a passionate supervisor

#Tostan30: Diatou Ndiaye, a passionate supervisor

"My name is Diatou Ndiaye and I have been with Tostan since 1996. I was a facilitator for many years and I was also a supervisor. In the role of facilitator, I led the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) classes over a three-year period, following the three-step...

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#Tostan30: Edrisa, a proud coordinator in The Gambia

#Tostan30: Edrisa, a proud coordinator in The Gambia

"As Tostan, our great organisation is celebrating its 30 years on existence, I join my colleagues in other countries on behalf of the Gambian staff, partner communities and institutions we are working with for the past 15 years. I am very fortunate to meet and work...

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#Tostan30: Fanta Diarra, President of rural women

#Tostan30: Fanta Diarra, President of rural women

A story from Fanta Diarra, Mali   What is your link with Tostan? I am the president of the rural women of Dioila and I was a participant at the Tostan Training Center (TTC) during the seminar on the promotion of community well-being. I am very supportive of the...

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#Tostan30: A Breakthrough Book Club

#Tostan30: A Breakthrough Book Club

  This story has been created in the framework of Tostan’s 30th Anniversary. 30 stories will be published in 2021, celebrating the amazing Tostan’s Family. This is a way for us to honor communities and local leaders as well as our teams, partners, networks,...

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#Tostan30: Bintou and human rights learning

#Tostan30: Bintou and human rights learning

  Bintou Traoré is a social mobilization Supervisor in the Breakthrough Gerenation project. Here we can see her during a reinforcement session of the Social Mobilization Agents of Dioila, in Mali. She teaches the Social Mobilization Agents how to show their image...

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#Tostan30: Scaling deep in Guinea with Mouctar Oularé

#Tostan30: Scaling deep in Guinea with Mouctar Oularé

What is your relationship with Tostan? Mouctar Oularé. I am the National Coordinator in Guinea. So I am a staff member.   How did you first hear about Tostan? M.O. Through a call for tender to recruit local NGO partners of Tostan. As I was the Founder and...

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#Tostan30: Liz, a story from a Tostan Alumni

#Tostan30: Liz, a story from a Tostan Alumni

How did you discover Tostan? What initially appealed to you about the organization? Liz Grossman. I moved to Dakar in 2009 and met quite a few Tostan volunteers and staff as I got acclimated to Dakar. I left in 2012 to pursue my Masters in International Education...

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#Tostan30: A story of change by Jabou Jawneh in The Gambia

#Tostan30: A story of change by Jabou Jawneh in The Gambia

Ms. Jabou Jawneh was a Community Empowerment Program (CEP) class participant, and is a Community Management Committee member and Social Mobilisation Agent in Sutukoba Community in The Gambia. In her Mandinka rural community of about 3,500 inhabitants, farming and...

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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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