Gates Foundation Goalkeepers: Africa is the world’s most important priority

“The conclusion is clear: to continue improving the human condition, our task now is to help create opportunities in Africa’s fastest-growing, poorest countries.” The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released the Gatekeepers Data Report this week, their annual checkpoint for reaching the Global Goals. The report informed that focus must be on investing in

Create, Engage, Grow: 2018 So Far!

Starting in 2018, we began shifting the way we discussed the work that TFFT does. In order to make sure that everything we do is working toward our mission of securing quality education for orphan and vulnerable children, we began asking ourselves: “How do we create, engage, and grow with our networks and programs?”  We

Hope For Children: TFFT’s Use Of The Child Status Index

"When I approach a child, he inspires me in two sentiments: tenderness for what he is, and hope for what he may become." -Louis Pasteur TFFT utilizes many innovative tools that help us create our programming and provide our scholars with the best services possible so that they can reach their full potential. Last

Why Students? Why Teachers?

Our founder and Executive Director, Meghann, discusses our focus on student and teachers, why both populations matter, and the goal of the ripple effect across communities...the power of education can truly transform lives. All images copyright of The Image Is Found   Our mission is to secure quality education and emotional support for orphan

Fueling Change

A recent article in my hometown newspaper, The Charlotte Observer, made a compelling and enthusiastic case for building a $93 million—ninety-three MILLION—dollar library in downtown Charlotte. This sort of investment shows that we KNOW the value of state-of-the-art learning facilities. Then I found myself in a conversation where I had to passionately insist that students

Food for Thought Friday

  My family members are staunch Notre Dame people—they bleed green and gold. Today, I want to share excerpts from “Reflection” a short essay by Notre Dame alum Tony Pohlen ’97. While TFFT is and always will be a secular organization, I hope this will resonate regardless of your religious affiliation. In his piece Pohlen points