The following are blogs published by people who have worked with Tandana as volunteers or interns in Ecuador and Mali, and others we just think are cool. We hope that by reading about their adventures, you'll get some ideas for your own!
After many decades, clean water finally arrived in the community of Gualapuro, Ecuador. The following blog describes the long-time efforts to bring water to this community, including the partnership with The Tandana Foundation. English Français Un sueño hecho realidad: Agua limpia llega a la comunidad de Gualapuro Después de muchas décadas, finalmente llegó el agua … Continue reading "A dream come true: clean water in the community of Gualapuro"
On April 10, The Tandana Foundation will be hosting a virtual venture exploring Dogon dancing and drumming in the Bandiagara district of Mali. Carol Peddie, Kelly McCosh, and Marilyn and Jack Krueger had the chance to experience the warm embrace of Dogon culture firsthand during Tandana’s 2012 trip to visit the villages of Kansongo and … Continue reading "Dogon dancing: an unforgettable experience"
The following letter was written by Segundo Remache, a recent college graduate who received a scholarship from The Tandana Foundation. In the letter, he shares his thanks for the support he received, the important research he did as part of his thesis, and what he is able to do now after graduation. Since he wrote … Continue reading "A dream come true through education"
In 2020, 225 out of 294 women earned passing scores on their final exams in the literacy courses organized by The Tandana Foundation in Mali. At 76.5%, this number is slightly lower than the original goal of 80%, but it is still quite impressive considering that the women missed two months of classes due to … Continue reading "Overcoming traditional barriers – and a pandemic – to gain literacy, numeracy, and leadership skills"
In 2019, Emily Piwowarski participated in a volunteer trip to Ecuador organized by The Tandana Foundation with her high school classmates from Arendell Parrott Academy. Now a sophomore studying chemistry and marine science at North Carolina State University, she took time to reflect on her memorable experience with Tandana in Ecuador. Español Français Warm, sweet … Continue reading "Looking back on my unforgettable volunteer trip with Tandana – two years later"