I am Naminata, the founder of Nafa - educational tools. My journey towards the creation of this company began with a personal and painful observation: the learning difficulties of my daughter, Maëly. When Maëly was 2 years old, I noticed language problems that manifested as difficulties in pronunciation, in answering age-appropriate questions, in structuring her sentences and in clearly expressing her needs, ideas and emotions. At the time, the specialists I consulted in France didn't really take these signs seriously, but my instinct as a mother pushed me to dig deeper.
It was when I arrived in Canada, three years later, that I decided to consult again. This time, the specialists confirmed my suspicions: Maëly suffered from a developmental language disorder (DDL). A cluster of specific learning disabilities was also diagnosed, including dyslexia, dysorthographia and dyscalculia, as well as non-hyperactivity attention deficit disorder and dyspraxia.
Creation of NAFA - Educational tools
These discoveries awakened in me a fierce determination to help my daughter. Faced with this reality, I immersed myself body and soul in the search for tools and strategies that could help Maëly develop her potential. I went through articles, books, videos and participated in conferences on the subject, even integrating groups of parents living the same situation as me.
I also worked closely with the education professionals who followed Maëly, to design an individualized intervention plan to meet her needs. I also made sure teachers understood her challenges and made reasonable accommodations in the classroom.
It is from this personal and educational journey that Nafa - educational tools was born. I dream of a world where every child, regardless of their challenges, has access to educational tools that help them develop their full potential.
My vision for the brand
Nafa is more than just a business for me, it's a mission. It is a project fueled by passion, dedication and love. I am driven by a deep desire to make a positive difference in children's lives and provide them with opportunities that will help them grow, learn and feel fulfilled.
Dear parents, who may be going through the same situation, know that I am by your side. My commitment to you and your children is unwavering. I am here to offer you fun educational solutions, adapted to everyone, so that each child can flourish, shine and realize their full potential. Join me on this exciting journey and together, let's create a future where every child is celebrated, encouraged and supported in their unique learning. Because taking care of the development of our children is a mission that nourishes my heart and my soul.