#HopefulFor: Why We Do What We Do

In 2018, We are #hopefulfor more children to have equal access to quality education because we believe that education transforms lives. Haruni recaps this past fall, discussing the exciting accomplishments that took place with 16 scholars graduating to their respective next levels. From August to October this year, the TFFT family celebrated the graduation of our sixteen (16)

Livelihood Project Update

One of the projects that TFFT's Psychosocial & Health Program works on is our Livelihood Initiatives project. TFFT implemented this project as a means of supporting and economically enabling the heads of household for our scholars. As much educational support as these young and brilliant minds receive, they still go back to their homes and are faced

Witnessing Scholar Progress

Recently, I was able to spend an afternoon with some of our Secondary Scholars at Usa River Academy. We were able to introduce Haruni, our new team member, to the scholars. We also introduced Shellagh, a TFFT volunteer who is from Australia. It is always great to have a check-in with the scholars and

Graduation at Usa River Academy!

On August 26th, The TFFT family celebrated the graduation of two scholars, Yusuph E. Logeria and Mandu Joseph, from Usa River Academy. This milestone is a great symbol of TFFT’s work. The TFFT team, donors, volunteers, and partners are all happy to see orphans and vulnerable children have access to quality education so that they

Introducing Haruni

We are thrilled to welcome Haruni to the team as our Academic Affairs and Student Support Coordinator! His strong passion for quality education and our mission is inspiring, and we are excited to see the positive impact he will bring to TFFT. Welcome, Haruni! My name is Haruni, I am married and have a two year old daughter. I

Social and Emotional Assessment

Towards the end of July, I conducted a social and emotional assessment of our scholars at Usa River Academy and Arusha Modern School. Social and emotional skills include a broad set of competencies that play a vital role in shaping students achievement, adult well-being, workplace readiness, and management of social interactions. As an organization that

Farewell, Pamela!

This is the time of year in the Tanzanian school calendar for students to go back to school, so TFFT staff are running around making sure all of our scholars have transport back to their respective schools, delivering books and basic supplies, following up on medical checkups, and making sure everything is in place for the upcoming

EMDR Training

Earlier this month, I traveled to Dar es Salaam to attend an EMDR Training organized by the Muhimbili Department of Psychiarty and facilitated by the European EMDR and Norwegian psychologists. EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a psychotherapy treatment that addresses traumas, anxiety, panic attacks, disturbing memories, post-traumatic stress disorders, and other emotional problems.

Building Creative Capacity

During the June school holiday, eight scholars from our Peer Mentoring Program had the opportunity to join an Innovation Capacity Building Workshop to get their young minds thinking in a new way, and their hands working with new materials. The participants went to a five-day technical workshop with a local Arushian NGO called Twende, which

A Glimpse into TFFT’s Peer Mentoring Program

At the beginning of this year, 17 of our scholars participated in a special training about emotional intelligence, simple counseling, and mentoring. This group of Peer Mentors was sensitized on identifying other students under stress, and how best to support those students. They were also paired with new TFFT Scholars to help them adjust to a new community as they