Mark, Lisa and Isabelle Wheeler have been involved with Tostan since 2009. After meeting Molly Melching, Tostan’s Founder, Mark and Lisa were thrilled by the way Tostan is working with communities, especially women. They transmitted this passion to their daughter Isabelle, who did an internship in Dakar when she was 18. After the 3 of them were involved in the making of the film Walk On My Own, they decided to create the Sister Organization Tostan France, whose role is helping financially and then providing a space for dialogue.

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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.