Tandana to offer Virtual Ventures to Ecuador and Mali in April - With travel and social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Tandana Foundation is launching a free series of Virtual Venture trips to Ecuador and Mali this April. Each one-hour video conference will have a different topic and provide participants with the opportunity to talk with Tandana’s staff and friends from its partner communities, … Continue reading "Tandana to offer Virtual Ventures to Ecuador and Mali in April"
Two patients’ stories from participating in Tandana’s Patient Follow Up Program - If patients require additional care or larger medical procedures, such as surgery, after visiting one of the health care clinics organized by The Tandana Foundation in rural Ecuador, they enter the organization’s Patient Follow Up Program. Through this program, Tandana’s Patient Follow Up Coordinator Virginia Sanchez helps patients obtain such care by helping them navigate … Continue reading "Two patients’ stories from participating in Tandana’s Patient Follow Up Program"
What I’ve learned about creating beneficial volunteer programs - Intercultural volunteer programs are an integral part of The Tandana Foundation’s work and serve our mission of supporting the achievement of community goals and addressing global inequalities through caring intercultural relationships that embody mutual respect and responsibility. In the blogosphere, on college campuses, and increasingly in the press, critics of transnational volunteering claim that such … Continue reading "What I’ve learned about creating beneficial volunteer programs"
This scholarship student is already achieving great accomplishments while still in school - Ahyni Shayarina Oyagata Torres is a hard-worker, president of her school’s student council, and the recipient of a Tandana scholarship. In the following letter, she shares her story and how the scholarship has impacted the lives of herself and her family.
Recent updates from the women’s enterprises in Mali - Last year, The Tandana Foundation funded six women’s associations’ business proposals in the Bandiagara District of Mali. These women’s enterprises are now starting income-generating activities, including making nutritional seasoning balls out of néré seeds, raising sheep, transforming cotton into cloth and indigo dyeing. Below two women talk about their income-generating activities.
Safe drinking water: ‘Something magical for our children’ - Gualapuro is just five minutes from the Otavalo, city limits, a city of 32,500 in Ecuador, but it has never had clean drinking water. This indigenous community of about 350 people has a natural spring on its lands at the bottom of a cliff, a water source that is the clearest and cleanest in the … Continue reading "Safe drinking water: ‘Something magical for our children’"
A creative chronicle of a volunteer’s trip to Ecuador - During a Tandana Foundation volunteer trip with the Ohio Masters Gardener group last year, Ed Gasbarre kept a journal chronicling what he did each day. From helping out on a farm to visiting with school children, and sampling the local cuisine, Ed creatively documented each experience with photos and drawings alongside his written description. Read … Continue reading "A creative chronicle of a volunteer’s trip to Ecuador"
Becoming more respected, secure, and in harmony through the Savings For Change program - The women who participate in the Savings for Change program in Mali continue to experience the positive impacts of their work and their collaboration with each other. Through the program, which is supported by The Tandana Foundation, the women have been able to save money, repay their loans, and manage the costs of running their … Continue reading "Becoming more respected, secure, and in harmony through the Savings For Change program"
Hundreds more women successfully complete literacy, numeracy program in Mali - Of the 290 women who took the test, more than 90 percent of participants earned satisfactory scores or better on the final evaluations in the literacy and numeracy classes organized by The Tandana Foundation as part of its Women’s Literacy, Leadership, and Enterprise program in Mali. These results exceeded expectations for the most recent cohort … Continue reading "Hundreds more women successfully complete literacy, numeracy program in Mali"
Lindsey Wilson College scholars share their service trip to Ecuador with Tandana via social media - Eleven students and two leaders from Lindsey Wilson College’s Bonner Scholar program recently traveled to Ecuador on a cultural learning and service trip organized by The Tandana Foundation. While living, working, and exploring the rural highland region, the hard-working group posted frequent updates on what they did each day onto their social media accounts. Below … Continue reading "Lindsey Wilson College scholars share their service trip to Ecuador with Tandana via social media"