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!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schooling in Ecuador switched to virtual formats. Students like Amauta Condorazo Quilumbango Espinosa, a Tandana Foundation scholarship recipient, had to adapt to this new way of learning. In the following letter, Amauta describes a recent semester at his university, including the courses he took and how he took advantage of -; Continue reading "A scholarship student successfully tackles a challenging semester of remote learning"
When their youngest son, David, was five, the Cachimuel family moved to the Cotama indigenous community just outside of Otavalo. He played baseball and soccer with friends and swam in the nearby river. The river – at that time crystal clear, but now seriously polluted by a factory – flows out of San Pablo Lake -; Continue reading "A strong family committed to higher education and changing lives"
As a public health professional, I have always been interested in health care systems in Latin America, specifically with a focus on health disparities. I have volunteered most of my life, while working full-time. I enjoy volunteering and have done so for many years. I had stopped for a while to reflect on my next ++; Continue reading "Healthcare in Otavalo Canton, Ecuador"
After many decades, clean water finally arrived in the community of Gualapuro, Ecuador. The following blog describes the long-time efforts to bring water to this community, including the partnership with The Tandana Foundation. English Français Un sueño hecho realidad: Agua limpia llega a la comunidad de Gualapuro Después de muchas décadas, finalmente llegó el agua ~; Continue reading "A dream come true: clean water in the community of Gualapuro"
On April 10, The Tandana Foundation will be hosting a virtual venture exploring Dogon dancing and drumming in the Bandiagara district of Mali. Carol Peddie, Kelly McCosh, and Marilyn and Jack Krueger had the chance to experience the warm embrace of Dogon culture firsthand during Tandana’s 2012 trip to visit the villages of Kansongo and -; Continue reading "Dogon dancing: an unforgettable experience"