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Tcherno Malam Seide is a young imam who serves as the child protection officer for the Sintchan Alanso community in the Bafatá Region of...
In the heart of The Gambia, Muhamadou B. Drammeh, a teacher, had a transformative idea: ‘What if children in his country who have never been to...
Thiès, November 22, 2023 – From the 29th of November to the 1st of December 2023, Tostan is hosting in Thiès, Senegal, a unique African gathering: The Wellbeing Summit Dakar-Thiès 2023.
Despite notable efforts by the Guinea Bissau Government and development partners, communities continue to face a complex set of challenges in the health, education, economic, environmental sectors and in activities related to the exercise of their citizenship.
On Thursday 5th October, 2023, Tostan hosted a globally reaching webinar in partnership to ask: How can partnerships elevate evidence-based approaches for community-led development?
Tostan’s Chief Partnerships Officer Carina Ndiaye visited communities across Gambia in 2023 as part of joining the organization and learning from our grassroots partners. Here, in a love letter to the county, Carina shares how she was surprised, awe-struck and heartened by the lessons and stories shared by community leaders along the way.
Tostan’s Chief Partnerships Officer Carina Ndiaye shares how the African Regional Wellbeing Summit Dakar-Thiès 2023 is emerging from the ways of seeing and belonging experienced in West Africa.
On Tuesday August 29, 2023, the administrative and local authorities of the Médina Yoro Foulah department organized a departmental day to confirm the commitment of the department’s local authorities to the well-being and protection of children.
Community partners lead project launch in Guinea-Bissau with Fund for Regional Stabilization and Development
The FRSD is a programme that seeks to strengthen the ECOWAS member states to preemptively react to crises, implement sustainability measures, and improve people’s resilience. This Project is commissioned and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ and KFW.
How can we work in partnership with communities to improve their well-being? Tostan’s days of community understanding
From tarmac roads to dusty tracks dotted on either side of the lush countryside that comes alive with the first rains, it was a long journey to take part in the Journées d’Entente Communautaire (Community Understanding Days).
Tostan, a leading non-profit organization supporting community-led breakthroughs in Africa is pleased to announce that Celeste R. Barone has joined their board of directors. Barone is a co-founder of 4Pines Fund Services, LLC and serves as President and Chief Client Officer.
Webinar: How Do Partnerships Move the Needle Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa?
On Thursday 9th February, 2023, Tostan hosted a globally reaching webinar in partnership with Catalyst 2030 to ask: How do partnerships move the needle towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa?
2023 has well and truly begun here at Tostan. Before we look ahead to the rest of the year, however, we want to thank you – Tostan’s partners and allies – for your unwavering support in 2022.
[GAMBIA] Public Declaration to Abandon Female Genital Cutting and Child Marriage in Kuntaur Fula Kunda
Congratulations to the 72 communities who gathered in Kuntaur Fula Kunda, Central River Region in Gambia, this week to publicly declare their decision to abandon female genital cutting (FGC) and child marriage.