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#Tostan30: Rose Diop for community well-being

#Tostan30: Rose Diop for community well-being

Rose Diop is the actual National Coordinator of Tostan in Senegal. Her story with Tostan starts in 1997 and over time much has changed given all the learnings from the NGO's work in the field. Today, Rose is sharing with you a special memory from her years working at...

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Leadership Transition: Partnering for Success

Leadership Transition: Partnering for Success

Molly Melching (Tostan's Founder) and Elena Bonometti (Tostan's CEO) are featured in a webinar hosted by Ashoka's Elders Council for Social Entrepreneurs titled "'Don’t stop me now:' What’s it like taking over from the founder." They are talking about their experience...

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#Tostan30: Mah Cissé’s extraordinary success

#Tostan30: Mah Cissé’s extraordinary success

The 30th anniversary of Tostan is an opportunity to honor Kadidia Sounfountera known as Mah Cissé, Coordinator of the Community Management Committee of Yirimadio in Mali. Discover her exclusive interview here!   What is your relationship with Tostan? "I was a...

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A Testimonial from a MicroGrant Beneficiary in Senegal

A Testimonial from a MicroGrant Beneficiary in Senegal

Project “Strengthening post-COVID economic resilience in resource-poor communities in Senegal” Partnership between Tostan and MasterCard Foundation   "My name is DIENABA BALDE from Ndorna commune. I work as the Assistant to the Mayor of Ndorna, Souleymane...

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#Tostan30: Ramata Camara and community development

#Tostan30: Ramata Camara and community development

  “The work that Tostan does is really extraordinary. I don't even have words to describe it. It is truly extraordinary, because we remain convinced, at least as decision-makers, that community development will be one of the keys to the development of this...

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The Tostan Training Center has opened again!

The Tostan Training Center has opened again!

For the first time since March 2020, the Tostan Training Center held one of its signature trainings on Tostan’s holistic approach. A group from Mali came to Thiès, gathering participants from the government, civil society, and religious leaders among others. At the...

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#Tostan30: Binta Diao’s Story

#Tostan30: Binta Diao’s Story

Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program is a groundbreaking approach that supports and empowers communities to lead their own sustainable development and promote positive social transformation based on respect of human rights, including abandoning Female Genital...

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248 communities abandoned FGC in Mali

248 communities abandoned FGC in Mali

Congratulation to Tostan Mali  248 communities abandoned Female Genital Cutting during a public declaration on Sunday, December 27, 2020, in the villages of Farakoro and Kèrèla. They were accompanied by the National Coordinator of Tostan, Representatives of the...

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VILLAGE PORTRAIT: SUTUKO

VILLAGE PORTRAIT: SUTUKO

VILLAGE PORTRAIT:  SUTUKO   Sutukoba is predominantly a Mandinka village located in the Wuli East District, approximately 48 kilometers from Basse, the administrative headquarters of the Upper River Region, in The Gambia. It is comprised of mainly two ethnic...

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How to Include Tostan in Your Legacy

Join the movement to ensure the vital work of Tostan continues and to help spread our vision of Dignity For All.  You can make this mission part of your legacy by including Tostan in your estate planning. Depending on your assets and financial goals, some options to...

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