Vocational Training for Scholars

May 3, 2016

TFFT strives to provide the opportunities, support, and guidance that will equip our scholars to reach their full potential and thrive in their communities. This means making sure all of our scholars, regardless of their skillset, receive the individualized care and encouragement they deserve. For scholars who are challenged in the academic setting, we have tutoring support in place to offer support through elementary school and the first four years of secondary (high) school.

In Tanzania, a student cannot progress to the final two years of secondary (high) school without passing the Form 4 National Exam. While the majority of TFFT Scholars carry on to the final two years, TFFT has begun a pilot project aimed to equip our Form 4 graduates who will not continue on to the final two years with vocational skills to help them earn a living that will support themselves and contribute to society. We are proud of our commitment to help each of our scholars be the best they can be.

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Last month, TFFT ran a two-week long intensive course on tailoring clothing for scholars Agnes Isaya and Nancy Felix. The outcome of the two girls’ experience throughout this pilot project will help us determine the how to upscale the project as a whole. We hope that eventually, this will become a family livelihood strengthening program for TFFT scholars’ vulnerable families to generate a source of income. The project’s rationale supports TFFT’s Mission, and aligns with goals for our desired future.

The girls were given basic skills in tailoring in a thirteen day intensive tailoring course. With such skills the girls could be able to start their own small businesses and with the surplus they earn be able to make a living for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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TFFT believes that while academic achievement is one very important aspect of a quality education, a thorough quality education will equip scholars with skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values to enable success outside the walls of the classroom.

Some of the Most Vulnerable Children that TFFT takes in as scholars have not received proper parental support and involvement during critical stages of development. This, coupled with the negative effects of lack of proper nutrition, means that considerable developmental obstruction has occurred. We at TFFT work to address and reverse those effects.

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This vocational education project, therefore, comes as a result of negotiation between the scholars and guardians on finding alternative means of livelihoods for scholars who are not able to compete in the labour market with increased demand for academic certification. After this initial training course, the scholars will complete another three months working with a qualified tailor, where they will continue to refine their skills.

At the end of the training, the girls designed and fabricated shopping bags, iPad and computer cases, and simple dresses which they were able to sell to TFFT staff and friends. Completing this work gave the scholars feelings of encouragement and optimism for a great future.

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On our part, we are committed to sourcing for the scholars seed money of 500,000 Tanzanian Shillings (approximately $200), which will contribute to the cost of the sewing machine and start-up capital for their business. The scholars will refund this cash to TFFT in installments once the business is up and running.

TFFT will further support the scholars by providing continued professional guidance on starting and managing small businesses. We hope to expand from this pilot project to a full family livelihood strengthening program so that in the future we may reach all scholars who wish to gain additional skills. This could even grow to include some care-givers interested in improving life-skills, and many more will benefit throughout entire communities.

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We would like to thank Melissa Queyquep for providing space in her house where this training took place, and we wish Agnes and Nancy all the best as they move on to use their new skills to improve their livelihoods.

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Meet Denise, 2016 RIDETZ Rider

April 29, 2016

In the time leading up to RIDETZ, we will introduce the wonderful, enthusiastic people who make up 2016’s team of adventurers. This way, you can learn about the riders before they leave, and then you can follow along on our blog for updates on their journeys as we post throughout the ride! They take off on June 18th for this once in a lifetime experience. Today, we are thrilled to introduce long-time supporter of TFFT, Denise McFadden, who’s back for more after she couldn’t get enough RIDETZ in our 2010 and 2012 trips.

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1. Where are you from?

I am an original “Jersey Girl” born, bred, and still in NJ, living in Somerset.

2. What do you do for work?

I work as a Senior Director of Business Development at Covance Central Laboratory Services. We provide laboratory testing services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies to help develop new drugs for patient care.

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3. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spare time? Oh yes, I know that I have to say BIKE, but also running, skiing, and playing with my two little dogs – Bear and Roscoe – who just happen to be big NY Giants fans!

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4. Who is your inspiration in life?

No one person.  For me it is anyone who challenges themselves physically to go beyond what they think they are capable of doing.  Also every single RIDETZ participant past and future.  The ride is one of the most challenging things I have done or anticipate ever doing.  It is not an easy ride and there were days that I thought I couldn’t finish.  But riding along with the rest of the riders up and down the mountains (don’t let anyone tell you they are “hills”) knowing that what we were there for was to help our kids, just gives me the push to go the extra mile when you think you are done!  

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5. How did you hear about RIDETZ?

At the time Meghann and Emily proposed the ride, I was the Director of the Board for TFFT. Meghann and a few others met for lunch in NY for her to “pitch” the idea of a 1,000 mile bike ride across Tanzania as a fundraiser.  I believe the only thing raised that day were my eyebrows just thinking she was serious of a 1,000 miles across Africa.  But they prevailed with a little coaching on the number of miles and I participated in the inaugural ride in 2010.  Fortunately for me, the ride was only 400 miles!  I liked it so much, I did it again in 2012.

6. What inspired you to ride this June?

As mentioned, I have already participated in 2 of the previous rides.  I spoke so highly of each of them to friends and family and encouraged them to sign up for this year’s ride with the caveat that if they did, I would ride again!  I actually never thought anyone would take me up on the offer and that it was a safe bet.  However, that was not the case, and a good friend of mine, Alex Slater, finally said yes!  So here I am again, knowing just how hard this ride is, doing it in 2016.  Crazy? Some would think so, but that will be determined after I complete my 3rd ride!

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7. Are you celebrating any milestone with RIDETZ?

YES, 12 years of being part of such a great foundation and 10 years of TFFT being incorporated as a non-profit.  But more importantly,  celebrating what TFFT has accomplished over these years and the children, who are the heart and soul of TFFT.

8. What is your favorite place to ride? (Besides Tanzania, of course!)

No better place than TZ.  Everyone should try it just once (twice or three times) in their lifetime.  If you can’t make there, bike anywhere!

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Introducing Abishai

April 28, 2016

We are thrilled to welcome Abishai to the team as our Training and Logistics Coordinator! His background in teaching and strong passion for our mission is inspiring, and we are excited to see the positive impact he is sure to bring TFFT. Welcome, Abishai!

My name is Abishai Wilson. I was born on June 29th, 1986 at a small hospital called Metta in Mbeya. During that time, Mbeya was just a small town. I started primary school in the year 1995 in a small village called Kiwira, of Rungwe District in the Mbeya region, and finished my primary education in Morogoro, as my parents moved from Mbeya to Morogoro.

I began secondary education in Morogoro in 2002, and completed in 2005. Following this, I joined advanced education at Morogoro Secondary School from 2006-2008. In 2008, I joined The University of Dodoma, where I studied the bachelor of education with special needs and graduated in 2011.

In my free time, I like to watch movies or play football (American soccer) with teenagers. I also enjoy using my leisure time to write songs and poems.

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Prior to joining TFFT, I worked as a part time teacher at Sega Girls’ Secondary School beginning in June, 2011. In November, 2011, I was given full time employment. I started out working as an English and civics teacher, but with each year there, I received more responsibility. In 2012, I became a class teacher, in 2013 a discipline master, in 2014 an academic assistant, in 2015 a student selection coordinator and student admission officer. I was so happy working with the girls and my fellow staff as we all knew that we were helping the vulnerable girls from all over Tanzania.

My first contact with TFFT happened when we were called to a training conducted at Usa River Academy in 2012. Since then, TFFT has been a very close partner to Sega Girls’ Secondary School. I attended many teachers’ training sessions, which were conducted by TFFT. This is how I came to know and better understand the work that TFFT does.

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TFFT’s work inspires me in three different ways:

1. They way all staff and supporters care for vulnerable children at any cost and how TFFT ensures that the scholars can reach their dreams by using the power of education to transform people’s lives.

2. They way TFFT works to unite families by helping the children in orphanage centers to finally meet their family.

3. The way TFFT conducts teacher training programs. This helps many teachers to update their skills and knowledge. I attended some of the trainings, which equipped me with lots of new ideas and resulted in an impressive outcome when I applied them in my teaching.

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Through all the knowledge and skills I received from my studies, previous job experience, teachers’ training, and other workshops, I qualify to be part of this great team, so that together we can make huge impact on the lives of many children around the globe.

I applied for Training and Logistics Coordinator in early February, as soon as I heard about the available position. TFFT welcomed me onboard on April 11th as part of the team! I am so excited to be part of this organization, as it enacts change through belief in the strength of education to transform lives.

My three immediate goals as TFFT’s new Training and Logistics Coordinator are to help the teachers to create a friendly classroom environment for the scholars’ better overall performance, reminding the teachers to continue visiting online sources in order to maintain updated skills and knowledge, and to encourage leaning by doing as the Tanzania is prepares for an industrial revolution.

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Meet Maggie, 2016 RIDETZ Rider

April 26, 2016

In the time leading up to RIDETZ, we will introduce the wonderful, enthusiastic people who make up 2016’s team of adventurers. This way, you can learn about the riders before they leave, and then you can follow along on our blog for updates on their journeys as we post throughout the ride! They take off on June 18th for this once in a lifetime experience. Today, we are thrilled to introduce first-time rider and dedicated supporter of TFFT, Maggie Rogers.

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1. Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Lake Bluff, Illinois. However, my home away from home for the past 4 years has been Orange, California. It has been a wonderful experience living in a new place, but I am ready to head back east and be closer to home.

2. What do you do for work?

I am a psychology student at Chapman University. Soon to be a graduate!

3. What do you like to do in your spare time?

In my spare time, I love to journal, do yoga, read, go to spin class, and stalk puppy photos on Instagram. Also, because I’m far from home I spend a lot of time on the phone with the people I love and miss.

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4. Who is your inspiration in life?

I find inspiration in people who live passionately. I like to surround myself with people who dream big and seek growth opportunities eagerly. However, my greatest source of inspiration is my family. My parents put their hearts into every task they take on and have worked tirelessly to provide my sisters and me with limitless opportunities. My sisters have made the most of these opportunities, and both have fearlessly embraced career paths in which they improve the lives of others. I have some crazy cool people to look up to in my life.

5. How did you hear about RIDETZ?

I have known about RIDETZ for many years, thanks to the wonderful Kaitlin Rogers, dedicated TFFT employee and weirdo big sister. She originally discovered TFFT when she was asked to photograph RIDETZ six years ago, and she fell in love with the organization. Since then, I have seen Kaitlin, my brother-in- law Marc, my Aunt Pam, and many other inspiring people conquer the ride!

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6. What inspired you to ride this June?

Ever since my parents began sponsoring Joyce through TFFT, it has been a bucket list item of mine to go to Tanzania, meet Joyce, and see some of the incredible work being done through TFFT. After studying abroad in Madrid last year, I had been bitten by the travel bug and was eager to make post-grad travel plans. It seemed that RIDETZ 2016 would be ideal timing because of my graduation, and it’s better than your average post-grad trip because it supports the very best cause!!

7. Are you celebrating any milestone with RIDETZ?

I am celebrating my college graduation! I truly cannot think of a greater way to celebrate the completion of my undergraduate education than by accomplishing this feat to support the education of others.

8. What is your favorite place to ride? (Besides Tanzania, of course!)

The beautiful Southern California has been my home for all RIDETZ training! Unfortunately, I have to make do riding my teal beach cruiser (who goes by the name Tracy) for now, but I certainly cannot complain about the location or weather.

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Meet Laura, 2016 RIDETZ Rider

April 22, 2016

In the time leading up to RIDETZ, we will introduce the wonderful, enthusiastic people who make up 2016’s team of adventurers. This way, you can learn about the riders before they leave, and then you can follow along on our blog for updates on their journeys as we post throughout the ride! They take off on June 18th for this once in a lifetime experience. Today, we are thrilled to introduce first-time rider and dedicated supporter of TFFT, Laura Boorman.

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  1. Where are you from?

I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, where my parents and two younger sisters still live.  I graduated from the University of Virginia, worked in Washington, D.C. for a couple of years as a paralegal, and then moved to Richmond, VA to attend the University of Richmond School of Law.  After graduating from law school, I returned to D.C., where I still currently live.

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  1. What do you do for work?

I am a lawyer.  I work for a law firm in Washington, D.C. and I practice primarily regulatory environmental law.  I also maintain a pro bono practice representing juvenile asylum seekers.

  1. What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy being active, and I particularly love running, hiking, and yoga.  I have run a couple of marathons and half marathons, and am currently searching for my next race!  I also love art and spend a lot of my free time painting in both watercolor and oil. Traveling is another one of my favorite hobbies.  While I certainly love exploring new places, countries, and cultures, I also really like to visit friends and family.

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  1. Who is your inspiration in life?

Definitely my parents.  My mom and dad have made it possible for my sisters and me to go on adventures, pursue our passions, and try new things, and they have always offered many different forms of help and support along the way.

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  1. How did you hear about RIDETZ?

My sister, Maggie Boorman, has been involved with The Foundation for Tomorrow for several years.  She has always talked about wanting to participate in RIDETZ, and she convinced me to join her!

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  1. What inspired you to ride this June?

Over the last several years, I have learned about the many wonderful things that TFFT is doing to help young people in Tanzania.  I have also had the pleasure of learning about many of the individuals that benefit from TFFT’s work, hearing their stories, and seeing their (always) smiling faces in photographs. Now, I can’t wait to see that hard work in action and meet all of TFFT’s impressive scholars in person!

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  1. Are you celebrating any milestone with RIDETZ?

Yes!  I am celebrating my 30th birthday just before we leave for Tanzania!

  1. What is your favorite place to ride? (Besides Tanzania, of course!)

My favorite place to ride my bike is at the beach with my family.  We love exploring and it is one of our favorite pastimes while we’re on vacation together. Otherwise, I enjoy riding along the C&O Towpath and the Capital Crescent Trails in Washington, D.C. (you can take the trails from Virginia, through D.C., and into Maryland!).

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Hear more from Laura by reading her blog, or inspire her by donating to her RIDETZ experience. Stay tuned!

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Childhood Development Training

April 21, 2016

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TFFT believes in the best interest of every child. Therefore, all our programs and activities are focusing on the best opportunities for any child. In regards to this; not only do we focus on children under our care, but we also go beyond that. Our programs reach many children in government and private schools and children in the community too.

We completed a child development training March 21st , 22nd, and 23rd, having a wonderful time with District Social Welfare officers from Meru and Arusha District, Teacher Resources Center Coordinators (TRC), teachers from our partner schools here in Arusha, and four TFFT staff. Training was conducted by Caucus for Children’s Rights. Training was conducted here in Arusha at Arusha Community Church premises. We had 26 participants for the training, who will make changes to the bigger community.

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We included TRC Arusha city and Meru District; we expect they will transfer the knowledge to other teachers so that children in government schools will receive better care from teachers. We are happy that teachers who work in our partner schools will be able to reach further than TFFT scholars, and more scholars will benefit from the best care the teachers can provide. The Social Welfare Officer will share the knowledge with other social workers in their office for better care of children in their areas as well.

Our childhood development training covered the various stages of childhood development, including newborns and babies from 4 -14 months on our first day. On the second day, we learned about toddlers from 15-36 months, preschoolers from 3-5 years, and school aged children from 5-9 years. On our final day, we studied pre-teens aged 10-12 years, and teenagers aged 13-18 years.

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In this 3-day course, we learned about the stages of child development, the risks that children face at each stage, and how to mitigate these risks. We then learned to apply this knowledge by exploring scenarios where in which teachers are required to resolve a dilemma that one of their students could face in such a way that protects the children’s best interests. We used drama, storytelling, games and dialogue as means to reveal the complexities of children’s developmental unfolding and to navigate how to respond in ways that support the child to reveal their inherent potential.

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A Nod to the Past, A Look to the Future

April 20, 2016

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On March 14th and 15th, The Foundation For Tomorrow conducted twin events seeking to celebrate the year’s events and accomplishments, and present what is in store for the organization and its partners in the next 5 years.

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Since 2013, we have conducted our Annual Program Review yearly, as a show of commitment and accountability to our mission, our program goals, as well as strategies. We normally do this at the beginning of the year, but this year we made an exception and decided to hold it in March because we wanted to do it concurrently with our Strategic Plan 2016-2020 launch. As with past years, the 2016 Annual Program Review was graced by our stakeholders and partners, including some of our scholars and guardians/parents. Each program manager presented their respective program successes—citing numbers reached, activities carried out, and impact of work done the previous year. We also presented the challenges we encountered and the lessons we learned. Each presentation was followed by vibrant discussion between presenters and our guests. Our guests helpfully shared practices that worked for them in their own organizations, asked us further questions about what we presented, and gave suggestions on how best to address the challenges we met in our program implementation.

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On Day 2 (March 15th), we unveiled our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan to our partners. As an organization that values participatory processes, TFFT’s 5-year strategic plan was developed with the help and participation of our partners and stakeholders. It was June last year when we embarked on this strategic planning process. Our partners’ input during the process helped us define the best direction to take and decide on where to focus our energy and resources as an organization based on our desired future. This is why the Strategic Plan launch was a very important event for us—it is both a presentation of how we want to grow and operate as an organization and a celebration of the common goals of a committed community.

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Our former Country Director, Kennedy Oulu, graced the occasion and played an active role during the event, presenting the evaluation result of the 3-year Strategic Plan that ended last year. Even our partners played an active role during the launch by reviewing the outcome challenges we have formulated for them as our boundary partners, as well as the different progress markers of how we see them acting, behaving, and relating with one another.

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It was sure hectic preparing for and actualizing these two events, but it went smoothly and successfully because of the awesome teamwork shown by TFFT staff. Thanks, Team!

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Meet Katy, 2016 RIDETZ Rider

April 19, 2016

Over the next two months leading up to RIDETZ, we will introduce the wonderful, enthusiastic people who make up 2016’s team of adventurers. This way, you can learn about the riders before they leave, and then you can follow along on our blog for updates on their journeys as we post throughout the ride! They take off on June 18th for this once in a lifetime experience. Today, we are thrilled to introduce first-time rider and dedicated supporter of TFFT, Katy Spencer.

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As my senior year of high school comes to a close, I have realized how important my education has been for me. Throughout the years, I have grown both intellectually and as a person, and my education has helped shape this growth. Today, my education has made me a more active participant in life, has helped me make educated decisions politically, socially, and has helped me become more secure in myself. Education for me is something that plays a key role in my life, and I value it so highly that my future plans currently revolve around being an English Teacher or Elementary School teacher.

 

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The place where my love for TFFT started, Matonyok Orphanage!

The power of Education, and how it has helped me, is the reason behind my love for The Foundation For Tomorrow (TFFT). My family and I have been involved with The Foundation For Tomorrow for almost six years (August 2010), and throughout those years, we have held multiple fundraising events, and have continuously sponsored two TFFT scholars named Janet and Sofia. I have had the privilege to meet both of these girls, and it has been wonderful experience forming a relationship with them and watching their growth both academically and as people. These two girls further remind me of how much I appreciate my education, how it has helped me grow as a person and as a leader in my community, and the opportunities it has brought me.

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The Foundation For Tomorrow isn’t only an organization that helps children in Tanzania, but it also helps the global community. The education of one child can lead to growth in a community, then in a country, and then globally as new ideas are spread, new innovations are created, and education is passed on from generation to generation. These kids have so much potential in them, and I believe in the power of TFFT, to help them reach this potential, gain confidence in themselves, and help them to become leaders in their community. As I take on the challenge of RIDETZ 2016, after being inspired by my parent’s experiences on RIDETZ 2014, I am excited to reconnect with Tanzania and help spread my love for The Foundation For Tomorrow!

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Biking and Starbucks go hand-in-hand in Seattle!

 

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Meet Caroline, 2016 RIDETZ Rider

April 15, 2016

Over the next two months leading up to RIDETZ, we will introduce the wonderful, enthusiastic people who make up 2016’s team of adventurers. This way, you can learn about the riders before they leave, and then you can follow along on our blog for updates on their journeys as we post throughout the ride! They take off on June 18th for this once in a lifetime experience. Today, we are thrilled to introduce first-time rider and dedicated supporter of TFFT, Caroline Rogers.

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1)  Where are you from?

Hi there, my name is Caroline and I am from Lake Bluff, IL, a small suburb north of Chicago. However, over the last two years I have been a bit of a nomad. I attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio for my undergraduate degree, where I studied Exercise Science and ultimately discovered my passion for physical therapy. After graduation I moved to Philadelphia to attend Drexel University’s three year Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. Within the last year and a half, Drexel has provided me the opportunity to live in Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Miami and Boston for clinical experiences in addition to the opportunity to volunteer in Guatemala. I am very excited to settle down and make Chicago home again!

2) What do you do for work?

I just graduated this month actually. SO, now I will be applying for jobs and studying for the boards exam, which is in July.

3) What do you like to do in your spare time?

I enjoy running, spinning, exercise classes, and now biking of course… pretty much anything active!

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4) Who is your inspiration in life?

My parents. Without hesitation. They have empowered my sisters and me to follow our hearts and our dreams. From helping me move all over the country to supporting this wild adventure, their constant support is unbelievable. They not only accept our crazy ideas, but they are all in to help in whatever way they can. Without the constant love, support, and help from my parents, I can honestly say I would not be where I am today.

5) How did you hear about RIDETZ?

My sister Kaitlin originally introduced me to TFFT and RIDETZ. Kaitlin is the most passionate and compassionate human I know. When she finds something she believes in, she goes in with her whole heart, headfirst. Kaitlin serves as TFFT’s Director of Communications and Donor Development.

6) What inspired you to ride this June?

For the past 6 years I have been saying, “I promise I will ride next time”. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the end of my long educational journey than to pay it forward by participating in RIDETZ raising funds to support TFFT’s amazing mission.

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7) Are you celebrating any milestone with RIDETZ?

Graduation and achieving my dream to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy! To say that education has been a significant part of my life is an understatement. I am deeply saddened to think about children who do not have the opportunity to attain basic education.

My sister Maggie is also graduating this spring from Chapman University, and she will be riding as well! RIDETZ is going to be the ultimate sister bonding, celebration experience for Maggie, Kaitlin, and me ☺.

8) What is your favorite place to ride? (Besides Tanzania, of course!)

Unfortunately with all the moving around, I haven’t had much time to ride outside yet. However, I am really excited to ride from downtown Chicago up north to Lake Bluff. It is about 26 miles long. My boyfriend, Marc, and I have been talking about doing that for quite some time now. It will make for the perfect weekend activity because at the end we can relax with family and friends in Lake Bluff.

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Full Circle Field Day at Usa River Academy

April 14, 2016

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Twenty-six TFFT scholars from Usa River Academy had an incredible experience this past March 19th, 2016 during their school field day, organized by our Full Circle Program. This fun day was made possible through the generosity of Amanda and John Corse who hosted us, and the support of Catherine and Paul Hicks, Jason Sehorn, Mary Hill Brooks, and Isabella Zara Titley. You guys are awesome—the TFFT scholars treasure this day that you made very enjoyable for them!

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For some of the students who are new to the program, it was truly a unique experience because on this day, they had a field day where they played with their mates, made art, communed with nature, and ate to their hearts’ delight!

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The scholars loved every moment and every activity they were involved in that day. The day was made up of:

  • Team games – the 26 students were divided into 3 teams and played “Crossing the River,” participated in an egg relay, and Tug of War. Young and old, new and returning, all scholars were mixed into each group. They had fun trying to outdo the other teams in terms of strategy and strength.
  • Nature Walk – guided by two very able and very nice professional tour guides, the 26 students were divided into 2 groups and had a walk into the forest. The tour guides explained to them the importance of trees and taught them about a variety of plants, insects, and even animals, such as monkeys. The guides patiently answered the scholars’ questions about nature and the environment.

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  • Art – there were 3 art stations prepared for the students that day: (1) group painting and making individual postcards; (2) making name bracelets; and (3) pottery. The students all went through the 3 stations and flexed their creative muscles. They tried to interpret what they saw in their nature walk in their group painting sessions with glitters, pompoms, googly eyes, lots of glue, and watercolors, used for the individual postcards. Some even incorporated objects such as feathers and dried leaves from their nature walk into their artwork. The name bracelet station was a big hit and not just among the girls, mind you, but also the boys. The kids pored through the letter beads and made bracelets and necklaces for themselves. Catherine Hicks, a Tanzania-based TFFT supporter, helped out with our field day by teaching the pottery class, showing the students how to prep the clay before shaping it into their desired shapes and objects. Most students made small pots, some made plates, and someone even tried to make a castle! The children demonstrated deep concentration as they kneaded their clay and shaped it into the project suiting their interest.

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  • Treasure Hunt – perhaps the most raucous activity of all that day was the Treasure Hunt. We hid lollies and sweets around the magnificent gardens of the Corse’s and set the students to look for them. Some were very lucky and found a lot of candies. Those who found more shared with the others who were not as lucky (or as quick).

In between stations, the younger students also had lots of fun using the swing in the garden! The children also enjoyed the food prepared for them that day—gingerbread cookies, lemon cake, hot tea, and juice for their tea break and a delicious lunch complete with fresh fruits as dessert were had by all! Everyone went back for seconds!

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