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!
In its pilot year, The Tandana Foundation’s program to help students’ whose families have fled to Bandiagara from ongoing insecurity in other parts of Mali continue their education was largely successful. The majority of the 75 students passed to the next grade year and every participating family was grateful for the support they received through … Continue reading "Positive marks: Tandana’s displaced student’s program finishes its first school year"
Even after the mobile health clinics offered by The Tandana Foundation in rural Ecuador with help from foreign volunteers ended in 2020 due to the pandemic, health care support to the organization’s many partner communities never stopped. One of the main reasons why is Virginia Sánchez, coordinator of Tandana’s Community Health and Well-being Program, who … Continue reading "Q&A: Checking in with Tandana’s Community Health and Well-being Program Coordinator"
In June, The Tandana Foundation donated a large amount of IT equipment, including many computer accessories, to three schools in rural Otavalo Canton, Ecuador. Tandana’s IT intern, Andrés Gonzáles, played an important role in setting up the new equipment in the schools. English Français Tandana ayuda a escuelas de Otavalo a actualizar su tecnología informática … Continue reading "Tandana helps schools in Otavalo upgrade their computer technology"
Embarking on a journey to teach English at the Summer School organized by The Tandana Foundation in Quinchinche was a life-changing experience for me. From the moment I arrived, I knew this adventure would be full of new challenges and rewarding moments. Español Français Shortly after arriving in Ecuador, I participated in an orientation … Continue reading "Teaching English at Tandana’s Summer School in Ecuador"
In July 2023, Aly Ombotimbé joined The Tandana Foundation’s team as a security guard and facilities assistant in Mali. In this role, Ombotimbé provides security for the organization’s Bandiagara office, welcomes visitors, organizes meals and supplies, sends and receives mail, and assists the team with other tasks as needed. English Español Impressionné par l’approche unique … Continue reading "Impressed by Tandana’s unique approach, he’s now taken on a long-term role in Mali"