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Sarah Rosenbloom
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“We envision a world in which every Tanzanian child is provided the chance to receive quality primary education that recognizes and fosters individual talent and celebrates uniqueness.”
“We envision a world in which every Tanzanian child is provided the chance to receive quality primary education that recognizes and fosters individual talent and celebrates uniqueness.”

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Mama Joyce
I feel like only die-hard Bravo fanatics (like myself) will get the pun of this post's title, but nonetheless, I shall forge ahead. The "Mama Joyce" in question here is not the sassy (s)mother of No Scrubs songwriter Kandi Burress, but rather Tanzanian Educ...

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Education My Foot, Use Your Brain!
Please, please, please, PLEASE read this amazing column by Anthony Tambwe from the Daily News . Love, love, love, LOVE that this newsman is using his media platform not only to disseminate the news, but also to mobilize the troops. Since I will be leaving N...

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The Taxman Cometh
What can I say?  Like father, like daughter....  As I was flipping through my news alerts this week, this one from The Citizen caught my eye and caused me a chuckle. The title reads "Call for Tax Education to Be Incorporated in Education Curricula," and sug...

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Pitch Tents, Not Fits
Hi guys.  I bet you never thought this day would never come.  I certainly didn't. The tent at Mnazi Primary School is pitched!  A year and a half after we first came up with this idea to tackle (temporarily) the scarcity of classrooms at Mnazi, it has final...

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Let's Get Wet!
As everyone knows, I am currently in New York, attending to various matters stateside; then headed to Perth, Australia in just three weeks for the biennial IASE (International Association of Special Education) conference where I will present my paper on tea...

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"Every Schoolgirl a Pad"
The title of this week's post refers to the headline of an article I found in the Tanzania Daily News , marking Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017, which was May 28th. Although it concerns schoolchildren of a bit older age than our Toa kids, I still found it releva...

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Just Because
Hi guys, and pole sana for being silent.  I've been working on stuff that does not make the best material for blog entries! To make up for that, I took some time to go through footage from the Toa classroom earlier this year.  The little guy in the video be...

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Give Him the Green Light!
Check out
this very latest action from the ever full-o'-surprises, President Trump, which
was posted on Devex yesterday. Surprisingly,
one day after playing Unpredictable Despot, Trump tapped his inner
Angelina, and turned into a Responsible Leader.  For no...

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Lady Leaders
Not too long after we enacted the Toa Nafasi leadership intervention for our teaching staff (http://toanafasi.blogspot.com/2017/03/follow-leader.html), this article was posted in The Tanzania Daily News . Lots of interesting stuff to digest here: Can a woma...

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Maximum Capacity
Hi all, and happy May Day to you.  Check out this article from The Citizen dated April 25th. In Swahili, uwezo means "capacity" or "capability."  The piece below discusses inequity of access to quality primary education in Tanzania across socioeconomic and ...
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