Introducing Thabisani!

My name is Thabisani and I am humbled and excited to embark on my new ambassadorial journey as the Country Director for the Foundation For Tomorrow based in the Arusha office in Tanzania. As I reminisce on my childhood, I am convinced that at a tender age the television opened many windows of perspectives

The Resiliency of Women

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day held in high regard among the TFFT Team. Despite the progress that has been made globally for women, there are still boundaries to overcome. Worldwide, 130 million girls are out of school. If this were the population of a country, it would be the 10th largest

White Saviorism in the Nonprofit World

“Love is profoundly political. Our deepest revolution will come when we understand this truth.” -Bell Hooks As some of you may know, TFFT’s theme of 2019 is “a window into our world.” According to a study done by the Better Business Bureau and Give.org, only 19% of people trust NGOs. And only 10% are

Peer Mentor Update

“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” Steven Spielberg. This was our training quote in December a three days training from 17th -19th December 2018. The training took place at TFFT office. This years mentoring training was the most

NECTA 2018 Results

NECTA is the National Examination Council of Tanzania. They are responsible for administration and moderation of all exams in Tanzania. All public and most private schools use the NETCA curriculum. In the year 2018, a total of 38 TFFT scholars sat for the National examinations at different stages/education levels. It was a good year

The Importance of Seeking Equity

The Racial Equity Institute hosted a Racial Equity Workshop in Charlotte this month, which Molly and I were lucky enough to attend. The workshop focused on a wide variety of topics and their impact on the state of race in the US today, from U.S.’s racial history to implicit bias. When we discussed the

Unpacking Vulnerability

“Vulnerable” is found frequently in TFFT’s newsletters, on our website, in our notes to our donors and volunteers, and in our blog posts. Vulnerable is  heard when we speak about our scholars, written into our vision and mission statements, and scattered throughout our social media posts. We use the word vulnerable as a main

Child Protection Conferences

Tanzania Child Rights Forum (TCRF) is a member based platform and charity organization with a network of approximately 200 non-governmental institutions that work with and for children. The Foundation For Tomorrow has been a part of this network since 2015 and we have seen its significance through sharing and capacity building sessions conducted via

The Impact of Peer Mentors

“It takes courage, patience, passion and willingness to share and help someone." Mentoring involves learning from someone who encourages you to grow, and this learning process is based on a developing relationship between a mentor and a mentee. The learning process become effective when trust between the mentor and a mentee has been established. I

Eradicating Poverty: Tanzania and Worldwide

“Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the action of human beings.” Nelson Mandela Nearly half of the world’s population, over 3 billion people, live on less than $2.50 a day. That’s around $75 a month and only $900 for an entire