The Foundation For Tomorrow’s scholarships are not academic merit based, as we envision a world where all children contribute to society as active and empowered citizens free of exclusion, disadvantage and vulnerability. TFFT works to secure quality education and emotional support for orphan and vulnerable children so that they may reach their full potential and thrive in their communities. In an attempt to support our scholars every step of the way, we have been eager to spot and encourage creativity, inventions, and talents of our scholars.
Meet David and Odemary who wish to serve their society by helping people in their community with Fluorosis. Fluorosis is a cosmetic condition that affects the teeth. It is caused by overexposure to fluoride during the first eight years of life. David and Odemary have made an herbal medicine discovery that targets Fluorosis.
David said, “We are affected with the same problem, we don’t like it and we know the community population does not like it either, so this was the push in us to do intensive research for affordable and cost effective solutions. Most of the northern community in Tanzania (Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Manyara and some areas of Singida) have been affected because of fluoridated water in the region.” Odemary and David spent a couple of nights in their school laboratory testing their herbal medicine that removes the teeth’s rust color caused by the accumulation of fluoride.
Miriam Daniel and Nelson Greyson are academic gifted. Miriam has been receiving excellent academic performance recognition awards from her school since she was in Class Four. She is one of TFFT’s strongest academically gifted girls from a disadvantaged family. Miriam considers herself a change maker. She shared, “I want to help my family, the community and the Africa continent at large”. Nelson Greyson is a talented young mathematician who was able to complete 50 questions in less than the given examination duration in 2019 mock exams. He got all questions correct except for one. But Nelson declared that the answer was in fact correct so he worked the math problem out on the chalkboard, proving to the proctor and the entire class that the scoring sheet was incorrect. Nelson dreams of pursuing a career in engineering.
Israel Hassan realized his potential as an athlete and can run 42km. Recently he has participated in a 10km (Oldonyolengai Trail Marathon), where he placed 2nd, and a 21km (Monduli Marathon) 2019, where he placed 8th. He is preparing to run The Kilimanjaro Marathon next year after completing Form Four secondary education.
Robert Sirili and David Abraham have ventured in artistic work. Robert is good in making flower vessels while David draws pictures that reveal his talent.
Finally, meet Abednego: the future Messi!!! Abednego is not only bright in class, but he also enjoys playing football. He is so talented that he joined his school’s football team! When asked about his hobby, Abendego replied, “I love football, when I play, I feel relaxed, I dream to become a professional footballer.”