Supporting achievement of community goals and addressing global inequalities through caring intercultural relationships in Ecuador's Otavalo Canton and Mali's Bandiagara District


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                                                                   2020 Winner

The Eclipse Integrity Awards are presented to organizations demonstrating significant, unique and continuous commitment to trust and fair play in the marketplace and in day-to-day living. The finalists embody support of your BBB’s ideals. These nonprofits demonstrate outstanding community service through their mission and accomplishments, as well as demonstrate excellence in programs and fiscal stewardship. In addition, they operate with integrity through ethical leadership and a strong team and are transparent in their communications. Likewise, they value the power of collaborations/partnerships. Their actions make a positive impact on the vitality and overall health of our community.


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Recent Stories from Tandana's Blog...


Tandana changes Nayeli’s life

Nayeli Anrango, a member of the Panecillo community, received medical care through Tandana’s mobile clinics in October 2018 after experiencing several epileptic episodes that caused seizures, falls, and loss of consciousness. According to the doctor that saw her, this was a case of child epilepsy and she needed to see a neurologist. English Français Tandana … Continue reading "Tandana changes Nayeli’s life"


Five thoughts on the Olouguelemo Association’s recent efforts

All the villages that are members of the Olouguelemo Association continue to reap the benefits of the association’s work. Recent projects have targeted reforestation, erosion control, and increasing water access. Below five residents from several villages around the Bandiagara District of Mali share their thoughts on Olouguelemo’s most recent endeavors. English Español Cinq réflexions sur … Continue reading "Five thoughts on the Olouguelemo Association’s recent efforts"


A shared philosophy of mutual support and learning

All program coordinators dedicated to social justice and civic engagement are faced with the challenges of community engagement and community building due to the pandemic’s social distancing requirements. How do you connect with others and make substantive change in your community without being able to interact with others or physically enter into a community? My … Continue reading "A shared philosophy of mutual support and learning"


Northern Ecuador: Clean water or the Plastic City?

Español Français Part 1 After five weeks dedicated to getting to know the situation of the indigenous people north of Quito, and the ways they are working with government or foundations to strengthen the current situation of their traditional communities, we are finding that getting or retaining a supply of clean water is often crucially … Continue reading "Northern Ecuador: Clean water or the Plastic City?"


Bringing global perspectives and multiple forms of knowledge to higher education

Thanks to sponsorship by the O’Donnell Visiting Educator Program and the Center for Global Studies at Whitman College, Associate Professor of Biology Leena Knight and Founding Director of The Tandana Foundation, Anna Taft (Whitman ‘02), organized a course titled Health in Ecuador and Mali: Pandemic, Race, Culture that took place remotely this fall for Whitman … Continue reading "Bringing global perspectives and multiple forms of knowledge to higher education"