Yoga teacher zooms in to help girls in Tabora

Every Tuesday morning our students are now taking part in yoga classes as part of a global community.

Tumaini Open School has signed up to the My Little Zen programme, which provides technology and teachers for both online yoga classes and digital literacy courses.

The young women now have regular sessions with Hassania Sadek, a French-born teacher specialising in pre- and post-natal yoga.

I have always wanted to guide women during their yoga journey,” she says. “I have experienced a few different disciplines in yoga such as Hatha yoga and swing yoga. Then during my own pregnancy, I found I could directly get the benefits of this amazing training. I felt more connected with my body and my baby.”

She now leads the hour-long, weekly sessions for our students – connecting via the internet from her home in the United Arab Emirates.

Image shows screenshots of teacher and class on zoom call
Thumbs up for the enthusiastic yoga class
Zoom call screenshot with teacher and class

The My Little Zen programme serves a diverse range of rural and inner-city communities across Tanzania and Kenya, including FGM safe houses, children’s homes, orphanages and schools.

By bridging the digital divide, we provide technology and continuous internet access for online yoga classes and digital literacy courses – equipping youth with essential power skills for the future and providing employment opportunities”, the organisation says.

My Little Zen works towards the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. We are pleased to see them helping communities like our students at Tumaini Open School with the tools they need to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the future.

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