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!
Everyone has their own reasons for volunteering their time to help others and organizations or causes they care about. For me, I volunteer for The Tandana Foundation because supporting the organization fills me with incredible amounts of pride and happiness on a daily basis. I was once told to find what you love to do … Continue reading "Why volunteering for Tandana is one of the most rewarding things I do"
For the past six years, Tandana Summer School students in the theatre course taught by Hank Fincken have put on a play as a fun way to practice their understanding of drama skills they were introduced to throughout the summer. This summer, the course – and the play – were conducted virtually. In a series … Continue reading "The play must go on: Tandana Summer School’s theatre instructor chronicles an unforgettable experience to put on the annual production this year"
Last year, furniture built by participants in the Kansongo carpenters workshop – a program supported by The Tandana Foundation – was delivered to the school in Andjine, Mali, via moto-tricycle. The special delivery was made possible thanks to the Bellbrook United Methodist Church, which helped fund both the tricycle and the furniture. Below, one Andjine villager talks … Continue reading "Creating a better educational experience in Mali"
The mission has always been at the heart of each and every role Aaron DiMartino, who is entering his sixth year as operations director of The Tandana Foundation, has held. Español Français DiMartino’s quest to find purpose in his work has taken him from volunteering for AmeriCorps NCCC to fighting wildland fires for the U.S. … Continue reading "Aaron DiMartino: the man quietly leading Tandana by ensuring everything goes right"
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: Environmental Programs"