Tostan International

  • I Implementer


Tostan empowers communities to develop and achieve their vision for the future and inspires large-scale movements leading to dignity for all.

Primary Functions

  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Networking/Convening

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary enrollment


  • Early childhood development

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education


  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Empowerment
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Gender equality
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Other cultural practices
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


Tostan International

Headquarters location(s)

  • Dakar-Yoff, Thiès, Senegal

Country offices

  • Gambia, The
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Mali
  • Senegal
  • United States of America


Tostan International

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Gambia, The
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Mali
  • Senegal

Projects Back to Top