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‘One of the best trips I’ve ever had’ - A student group from Bellbrook High School in Bellbrook, Ohio, traveled to Ecuador for a volunteer trip organized by The Tandana Foundation earlier this summer. During the trip, the students were able to participate in many cultural learning opportunities, including those based in indigenous Kichwa traditions and clothing, along with fun excursions to natural wonders … Continue reading "‘One of the best trips I’ve ever had’"
An ambitious approach to the future - It’s always nice to hear from the students that receive scholarships thanks to the support of donors to the Tandana Foundation. In the following, Maria Belen Cachimuel Anrango, a university student from Ecuador, shares what she has been doing in school this year, what she’s learned, and her plans for the future.
Looking at life in a new way - Thirteen students, including two team leaders, and a university representative from Northeastern University joined the Tandana Foundation in highland Ecuador for a week-long service project earlier this year. To earn a spot on the trip, the NU students, who were all first-year students involved in a year-long service project in Boston, had to complete a … Continue reading "Looking at life in a new way"
The impact of the Kilegou school garden - In April 2018, the Tandana Foundation partnered with the residents of Kilegou to create a garden at the elementary and junior high school. To support their efforts in establishing the school garden, Tandana provided the community members with a fence, tools, training, seeds, and water containers, helping to solve the water problem during the driest months. … Continue reading "The impact of the Kilegou school garden"
Motilón Chupa, the newest addition to the Tandana family - The Tandana family has been growing larger every year, and the foundation currently works with about 20 different communities in highland Ecuador. One year ago, a new community named Motilón Chupa joined our family. Motilón Chupa is a small community of less than 250 people that is located near Padre Chupa.
Tandana’s global team - While the Tandana Foundation’s official headquarters is near Dayton, Ohio, its members are located around the world. From the mountains of Colorado to the highlands of Ecuador, across the Atlantic Ocean to rural plateaus of Mali, Tandana truly has a global team. Despite being separated by geography, the team is connected by a sense of … Continue reading "Tandana’s global team"
Tandana’s collaboration in Padre Chupa - The Tandana Foundation has been working with the community of Padre Chupa, Ecuador, for many years. Starting in 2013, the community began requesting support on various projects, and since then they have collaborated on numerous projects from donating seeds and a gas stove to painting the ceilings of the school. Read on to learn about … Continue reading "Tandana’s collaboration in Padre Chupa"
A trusted partner in Mali - Not every organization or individual who promises to help a group of people delivers on that promise. The Tandana Foundation, however, has earned the reputation that the organization can be trusted after continually following through on the projects it has collaborated on. In the following, Sara Tembine describes how she and other women in her … Continue reading "A trusted partner in Mali"
A new opportunity for life - Below, Virginia Sánchez, Patient Follow-up Coordinator for the Tandana Foundation, shares the story of Richard and how generous Tandana donors were able to assist him to hear. In November of 2015, we (Tandana) had the opportunity to learn about Richard, a young man from the community of Panecillo, in the parish of Quichinche, Ecuador, who, … Continue reading "A new opportunity for life"
‘We will forever remember you, Agualongo!’ -   Sixteen teenage girls from the Traveling School (TTS) recently participated in a cultural learning experience in highland Ecuador, put on by the Tandana Foundation. During their weeklong stay at the end of February, the group of high school students lived and volunteered in the community Agualongo and continued their studies as part of a … Continue reading "‘We will forever remember you, Agualongo!’"