TFFT Parenting Workshop

Last week, we spent time with a group of 14 guardians of our scholars at TFFT's first parent training. The main purpose of this training is for TFFT to emphasize the importance of guardians' involvement in their child's life both at home and in school. The guardians have been grouped according to geographical location, and we expect to host training sessions for

Livelihood Initiatives Progress

Daniel interns with our Psychosocial & Health Program to build TFFT’s Livelihood Initiatives. His strong passion for our mission is inspiring, and we have seen him bring a positive impact to TFFT’s work. Read Daniel’s reflection about his latest projects below. TFFT's Livelihood Initiative project helps our scholars' parents and guardians learn and jump-start business plans to supplement household income. We

Hai District Study Tour

TFFT works to spread awareness about children's rights and we work to ensure that all of our scholars know their rights and feel comfortable speaking up to a trusted adult if they experience a rights violation. In order to better our knowledge and abilities, we decided to do a study in Hai District, Kilimanjaro Region. This district has some

Livelihood Initiatives in Engaruka Village

Daniel interns with our Psychosocial & Health Program to build TFFT’s Livelihood Initiatives. His strong passion for our mission is inspiring, and we have seen him bring a positive impact to TFFT's work. Read Daniel's reflection about his latest experience meeting with a community of women from Engaruka Village below. In mid-February, I went to Engaruka Village to meet with a group

Beat a Bully Without Using Your Fist!

Last year, TFFT implemented Family Cells in order to better support all of our scholars and to help our staff respond to the individual ongoing needs of each scholar. Each family cell is made up of around ten scholars who attend school together and led by one of our team members. Family cell meetings provide a

Happy and Sad Boxes 2016

In 2009, Tanzania passed the Law of the Child Act to prevent and respond to violence through regulations and guidelines. TFFT works to further this prevention through our Happy and Sad Boxes project, as we believe in a just society and providing support systems so that every child can thrive. Initiated as a pilot project

Family Cell Meeting Update

Having the security of family unity is important for child development. A child who has grown up without the reliability of a family support system will face more developmental challenges. Tamara Gold, a psychotherapist and parenting coach based in New York, researches the impact of having a stable family life on childhood development. She says that "the family

Livelihood Beading Workshop

This month, eight of our scholars' guardians learned beading skills from Kiretono Organization. The participants, all women, attended a five-day training from September 12th-16th, held in Karatu Village were Kiretono Organisation is located. All of the women are Maasai, and each is the head of her family. In Maasai culture, it is common to learn beading at a young age, so all of

Happy and Sad Boxes Evaluation

Today, TFFT alumni, Richard Augustino, shares an update with us about his experience evaluating our Happy and Sad Box project. The Happy and Sad Boxes are an approach established by our Psychosocial and Health Program in schools to offer children the opportunity to communicate and share their rights, and/or a violation of rights, as well as best practices happening at their