Misty in the middle of the day, yet dusty once you set foot on ground. The clanging gong at break time between classes sends a wave of screams among the pupils, who heartily smile from ear to ear as they hastily make their way to the food serving point at one end of the school.
The COVID-19 period increasingly made us realise that: "Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded" – Jess Lair Our Whole Child approach during this period and beyond is focusing attention on the social, emotional, mental, physical, as well as cognitive development of students. At its core, our approach views the purpose
The COVID 19 pandemic has challenged our lives in ways that we could not have imagined. Never has there been a period where schools were closed for three consecutive months here in Tanzania. It is quite unfortunate that the students missed out on their classes, teachers were not able to execute their lesson plans as
It was a “back to school” season like no other when the Tanzanian government re-opened schools after the enforced closure as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Teachers and students were in a mix of moods about how they are going to live the new reality and compensate for lost learning time. Despite uncertainty about
Children across Tanzania headed back to school on Monday 29th June after three months of closure due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision makes Tanzania the first country in East Africa to allow students to return to school. Tanzania had earlier reopened universities and other higher learning institutions on 1st June.
To our global community, On 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. Schools closed on March 17th and all scholars returned to the homes of their parents or guardians. After a three-month closure, schools in
When COVID-19 first began, the pandemic was a worry and shock to everybody worldwide. No one was sure about his or her survival of this dangerous disease! The second concern has been the effect that COVID-19 will have on education across the world. TFFT has proactively reacted to increase awareness of the disease and
The COVID-19 pandemic has left us with much to do in all spheres of life. Following school closures in Tanzania, like most parts of the world a couple of months ago, the Teacher Training (TT) Program under TFFT was challenged to quickly diversify and maneuver with a plan to deliver training to teachers of
"The world we have made, as a result of the level of thinking we have done thus far, creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them." – Albert Einstein This is one of my favourite quotes of all time and resonates well with this unprecedented period in our lifetime with the covid-19 global pandemic. This
It is an undeniable truth that we are all passing through difficult times right now. This difficult time challenges us in a way we never imagined before. Their passion inspires us and their resilience keeps us all motivated even when it feels difficult. A time full of uncertainty; uncertainty for self care,