Tandana wishes to thank the following for their partnership and support:
Alpha Formation Traduction et Conception Documentaire au Pays Dogon
AFTCD/PD is a technical linguistic service in Bandiagara, Mali that we partner with on our women's literacy program. They create literacy and numeracy booklets and other training manuals in the Tommo So language (none of which existed before), train our literacy instructors, conduct evaluations, and provide recommendations for program improvement.
Dining for Women
Dining for Women is a global giving circle dedicated to transforming lives and eradicating poverty among women and girls in the developing world. Through member education and engagement, as well as the power of collective giving, Dining for Women funds grassroots organizations that empower women and girls and promote gender equity. Tandana is deeply grateful for DFW's generous grant, which will make possible the Women's Literacy Program in Mali for 2016-2018.
Fundación Vista Para Todos
Of all the patients we see through our Health Care Volunteer Ventures, a large number require follow-up for more in-depth vision exams and treatment. We bring them all to Vista Para Todos.
Google Ad Grants
The Tandana Foundation is a recipient of a Google Ad Grants award. The Google Ad Grants program supports registered nonprofit organizations that share Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts. Google Ad Grants is an in-kind advertising program that awards free online advertising to nonprofits via Google AdWords.Kawsaymi
Kawsaymi is a cooking school just down the hill from Tandana's office in Panecillo (Ecuador), which was started by one of our scholarship families. We bring many of our volunteer groups here because the food and location are amazing, and so are the owners. All told, the chance to cook together at Kawsaymi makes for a memorable afternoon.
Olouguelemo Environmental Association
Olouguelemo is an association of 15 villages in Wadouba Township, Mali that seeks to protect the local environment, reverse deforestation processes, and promote soil fertility. We have partnered with Olouguelemo since before its inception, collaborating on environmental initiatives.
Pack for a Purpose We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few lbs. of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click on the name to see a general list of supplies needed or better yet, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the most updated list of our current and pressing needs.
The Traveling School
The Traveling School offers teenage girls ages 15-18 the opportunity to explore the world and learn about themselves through academic, physical, and cultural challenges. We partner with them when they bring groups to Ecuador, but our relationship extends far beyond that. Anna Taft, Tandana's founder, initially worked for the Traveling School, and with them, set up her first project in the community of Agualongo. The success of this project is what inspired her to launch Tandana.
Tools With Impact
Tools With Impact's mission is to combat poverty in developing nations by providing underserved students with the necessary school supplies and equipment needed to attend and succeed in school. Tools with Impact has graciously funded Tandana projects in both Ecuador and Mali.
Unearth The World
Unearth the World was created in 2012 when Mike and Kathryn, a married couple from Chicago, decided to give up their corporate jobs to travel the world and volunteer for a year. They decided to take the trip of a lifetime in an attempt to unearth and discover the world. They wanted to see and experience international cultures from a local’s perspective instead of a tourist’s perspective. Since 2018, UTW looks for and pairs interested individuals and groups with Tandana programs creating another win-win opportunity.
Unión de Comunidades Kichwas Otavalo y Campesinas de Quichinche (UCINQUI)
UCINQUI is a second-degree organization representing 24 indigenous communities in Ecuador. We have supported their tree nursery with infrastructure and volunteer hours, and they have helped us navigate the bureaucracy of Ecuador.
Vital Edge AidVital Edge Aid is a humanitarian micro-aid organization and a partner for our work in Mali. Vital Edge initiated the Savings for Change Program and they've been involved in the women's literacy program since the beginning. They have also donated funds to support smaller projects such as cotton banks.