On behalf of The Foundation For Tomorrow (TFFT) and the community we serve in Tanzania, we want to express our sincerest gratitude for your unwavering support that enabled us to address exclusion, vulnerability and disadvantage for the most vulnerable and orphaned children in Tanzania through the potent power of education. I want to express how thankful we are for having you as part of our family and how your contribution enables us to be innovative, think differently and positively as we work to invest in the potentials of our scholars as empowered citizens thriving in their communities. Your investment in the potential of our scholars to access quality education and psychosocial support in the interest of the Whole Child is paying off. Over the last year, we witnessed our scholars excel in and outside of the classroom and get even closer to turning their envisioned futures into reality.
This year, we had zero school dropouts. 24 scholars (10 in primary and 14 in secondary education) successfully completed their level of study, 6 scholars proceeded to college, while 2 others proceeded to advanced level studies. All of our 104 scholars are excited about the next chapter of their lives in their lifelong academic journey, which you continuously help us lay and strengthen the foundation for with each new year. 2019 has been a year of excellence which has seen our scholars excel in and outside of the classroom, discovering and strengthening their talents and becoming more effective agents in solution finding and building in the school and home environment.
In regards to the Whole Child, your support enabled us to train 90 guardians of our scholars on effective parenting skills with the aim to change parenting behaviours and teaching parents positive reinforcement methods for improving behavioral challenges. The quality and stability of young childrens’ relationships with their parents and other primary caregivers lays the foundation for children’s growth across a wide range of domains, including their cognitive, emotional, social, behavioral, and physical development.
Your contribution to improving the quality of education in Tanzania played a pivotal role in restoring the dignity in teaching. We directly trained 96 teachers and exposed them to professional development trainings to improve the quality of teaching practice. Student-teacher interaction has increasingly become effective and safe for participants. Both teaching and non-teaching staff are creating an environment in which they treat each other with dignity, courtesy and respect, while also promoting open and critical exchange of ideas.
Your contribution bears testimony to the fact that together everyone achieves more and we look forward to our collective resolve to positively impact the Tanzania education landscape for orphaned and vulnerable children. On behalf of The Foundation For Tomorrow and the community we serve, we wish you all a healthy and productive remainder to 2019 and an even more healthy and prosperous 2020!