The Questions we all have about COVID-19 and Africa

TFFT’s COVID-19 Emergency Response  What does COVID-19 look like in Africa right now?  Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who beat Ebola in Liberia has said: “Coronavirus anywhere is a threat to people everywhere.” The COVID-19 virus arrived in Africa at least eight weeks after it hit Asia, Europe and North America.  As cases increase,

COVID-19 in Tanzania: A Message from TFFT

To our global community,  As of March 16th, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Arusha, Tanzania, the town in which TFFT scholars, teachers, and community members live, learn, and teach. On March 17th, we received official word from the Prime Minister that all schools will be closed for 30 days.  We do not

TFFT’s Personalized Approach to Healthcare

Perhaps the most valuable thing about human existence is our health. The ability to wake up in the morning and be able to continue where you left the day before without any pains or abnormalities is something that we take for granted. In Tanzania, it is quite common to see relatives coming together to

Learning Through Service

Part of what makes our work at TFFT unique is our holistic mission to empower orphaned and vulnerable children so that they can reach their full potential and thrive in their communities. We seek to nurture strengths and bring out the best in each and every scholar. Using mentorship and coaching, we  help our scholars

The Buzz in TFFT’s Arusha Office

I arrived in Arusha midday on Monday, a bit haggard from my 27 hour journey, but excited to be back in Tanzania. It has been four years since my last visit, and while a great deal has been built, paved, and plastered, much was familiar and welcome to my weary eyes. Meghann and I

Launching Innovation in Schools

In December, the Teacher Training program conducted a two-day training based on the MIT Launching Innovation in Schools program. This was different from other trainings that we’d run in the past in that it was open to anyone in an educational leadership role. The training explored how leaders can support, inspire and guide their

Share the Love 2020

You have likely seen some buzz about TFFT’s Share the Love campaign, so we wanted to share a bit more information and dedicate today's blog to the youth that are serving as agents of change in the lives of orphan and vulnerable children in Tanzania. Share the Love, TFFT’s annual youth led campaign, embodies the

The Cost of Impact

2019 has been an important year for TFFT. Thanks to supporters and champions like you, TFFT is a trusted resource for change across Tanzania. Driving development and enacting positive educational reform in Tanzania comes with real cost. In the spirit of transparency that we have diligently sought to demonstrate throughout the year, we want

What 2020 Holds For TFFT

Compliments of the New Year! I hope you are ready for the rewards and demands of this new decade as 2020 ushers in renewed hope, an invigorated focus, and reignited passion to pursue personal dreams, education and career goals. I trust that in this year or decade you turn imagined futures into endless possibilities and

Back to the Start

Helena, Yusufu, and Matayo. These three children - triplets who were orphaned shortly after their birth with the death of their mother - were the start of The Foundation For Tomorrow. TFFT’s founder and executive director, Meghann Gunderman Sehorn, met the triplets in the summer of 2004 while volunteering at the Nkoaranga Orphanage in Arusha,