“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 read after his passing in 1992 at age 104.



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 anyone who has joined us on this journey.