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!
The opportunity to pursue higher education can be an important factor in whether people are able to pursue their dream jobs. That opportunity has been a long-time in the making for 35-year-old Elvia Magdalena Muenala López, a recipient of a scholarship from The Tandana Foundation in Ecuador. In the letter below, hear from the nontraditional … Continue reading "This scholarship student proves it’s never too late to achieve your dreams"
In recognition of The Tandana Foundation’s 15th anniversary, we are creating 15 videos featuring cherished members of the organization’s global family. Published in a series of 15 posts on this blog, these videos will highlight key aspects of Tandana’s philosophy, community partnerships, and impactful work that has been done, along with projects still in progress. … Continue reading "Celebrating 15 Years of Intercultural Friendship: Numɔ Digu Toru"
Today, many people across Mali are living in a climate of concern, mistrust, and sometimes open conflict amid terrorism and violence. Hundreds of school-age children have fled their homes with their families and sought refuge in cities and towns. Even in the relative safety of the towns, they are experiencing incredible challenges, including the ability … Continue reading "Tandana embarks on pilot program to support internally displaced students in Mali"
I came, I saw, and we planted a lot of plants. I am an Antioch College student who was able to take part in the return of The Tandana Foundation’s first in-person volunteer internship since 2020. I arrived on a sunny day to meet Tandana team members Gaetan, Margarita, and Vero, and my host family. … Continue reading "My unforgettable experience as a Tandana volunteer intern"
In exchange for financial support for their education, recipients of The Tandana Foundation’s post-secondary scholarships are required to contribute their skills in the form of service to benefit their community. For scholarship recipient Fernando Lascano, community service is at the forefront of his mission to become a lawyer. In the letter below, Fernando shares about … Continue reading "This scholarship student and soon-to-be lawyer is ready to help his community"