FOUNDATION FOR TOMORROW

aka TFFT   |   Charlotte, NC   |  www.thefoundationfortomorrow.org

Mission

The Foundation For Tomorrow's mission is to secure quality education and emotional support for orphaned and vulnerable children so that they may reach their full potential and thrive in their communities.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Ms. Inyang Ebong-Harstrup

Main address

P.O. Box 470836

Charlotte, NC 28247 USA

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EIN

20-5970104

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

• 45% of the population of Tanzania is under the age of 15. —World Health Organization • Unsupported orphan and vulnerable children (OVCs) are nearly twice as likely to drop out of school than non-OVCs. —UNICEF • 47% of children in sub-Saharan Africa are not enrolled in school. —UNESCO

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarship Program

TFFT’s Scholarship Program is our flagship program. Sponsors from around the world support our current 107 scholars.

Through a comprehensive selection process that includes using the Poverty Probability Index students are identified as eligible to join our program. The program operates in partnership with the Tanzanian education system and provides Tanzania’s most vulnerable children with a quality education in local private boarding schools that are best suited for their needs. We cover the cost of school fee payments, basic school needs, and medical insurance for every scholar.

TFFT grounds education in a Whole Child Approach to account for the different ways young people grow, develop, and learn.
We offer personalized developmental guidance through our Career Coaching and Mentorship Program.
Our Health and Psychosocial Program ensures the well-being of our scholars.
Our Life Skills Program teaches essential life skills, builds confidence, and deepens personal understanding.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

TFFT recognizes that teachers are the front line of success and without an investment in teachers, we are failing our children.

Our Teacher Training Program works to ensure schools are better placed to provide quality instruction to learners. We seek to improve the quality of instruction in schools by training excellent educators, providing access to quality resources, and training of local partners and school management teams to ensure widespread, sustainable impact.

We provide in-service training on student-centered instruction, participatory teaching techniques, positive behavior modification, formative assessment, planning for effective instruction, and peer mentoring and coaching for teachers. TFFT has incorporated trainings in schools throughout four districts around Arusha under the direction of the Tanzanian Ministry of Education.

Since the program began in 2010, we have directly trained more than 2,333 primary and secondary teachers and even more through cascaded training.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Percent of TFFT scholars who have access to healthcare

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Every TFFT scholar receives health insurance, receives a checkup upon entering the program, and provided with access to doctors and any medication needed paid for by TFFT.

Number of TFFT scholars

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

TFFT focuses on the "Whole Child Approach" - caring for scholars individual social, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Therefore, TFFT does not look to greatly increase scholar count year over year.

Number of teachers trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Teachers Training Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Teachers are trained directly and through TFFT-supported cascade trainings.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Providing holistic support to most vulnerable children will positively influence attitudes of communities, civil society actors, and the
government to secure quality education, child protection, and equity in development. The pre-conditions are:
- If vulnerable children are effectively identified and provided with sponsorship, then they will access education.
- If the capacity of schools, care-providers, and teachers is developed then they will establish an environment supportive of learning,
skills development, innovation, and child protection.
- If education policies and practices of government & CSOs are influenced, then quality of education & access thereof will improve.

Core Strategies:
Advocate for equal rights for education by OVCs
Child Rights Advocacy
Advocacy against stigma, discrimination and negative attitudes by OVCs
Capacity Development of Partners and Government
Psyco-social counseling and support to orphans
Support for improvements of OVCs facilities
Orphan Care and Support
Inspection of orphanages and children's centers
Small scale grant-making for improvements of facilities of partner Orphanages and Children's Centers
Sensitizing communities on orphan care and support
Building Learning Centre
Muti-Sector Partnership Building
Capacity building of local partners on fundraising and resource mobilization
Campaigns on improving governance, transparency and accountability of OVC actors (CSOs, govt, community)
Staff Professional Development
Organization Progress and Strategy Implementation Review
Increasing manpower

IMPACT TO DATE:

Scholarship
• Created a comprehensive Scholarship Model that ensures academic and psycho-social care and support are addressed
• 107 TFFT Scholars on full scholarships from Primary through Secondary School
• Developed a psychosocial program to screen, intervene and address emotional needs of TFFT Scholars
• Provide comprehensive medical insurance to all TFFT scholars
• Train TFFT staff and TFFT scholars guardians in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
• Developed and implemented a Tutoring program to complement students classroom learning for TFFT scholars struggling in certain areas
• Developed and implemented a peer mentor program
• Created a Student Government Structure in Partner School
• Provide career training opportunities for leaving secondary students
• Identified, Screened and Placed students in foster families

Partner Capacity Building
• Developed primary school curriculum based on Tanzanian syllabus for TFFT partner orphanage and school
• Developed a networked of NGOs called CCON (Children's Care Organizations Network) that meets monthly to share best practice, collaborate and add value to each others work while minimizing on waste of resources and failed ideas
• Partnered with 4 Private English Medium Boarding Schools
• Created Partnership with 7 orphanages in Tanzania
• Host Children's Protective Policy Workshop for partners


Teachers Training
• Developed an in-service Teachers Training Program that has trained over 2,333 teachers and created over 25 trainers of trainers (TOT) that serves over 8,000 students
• Partnered with the Ministry of Education to scale our Teachers Training Program into the government school system

In TFFT's Full Circle Program, TFFT scholars reviewed their rights and laws and discussed Children's Rights as laid out by the United Nations. By knowing their rights, children are able to advocate for themselves and to speak out against mistreatment.

TFFT convened a network of NGOs, and it is up and running. The group decided on the name "Children's Care Organizations Network (CCON)" and finalized the networks mission, vision, objectives and constitution.

Academic Support - Scholars who were struggling have already improved academically and socially.
Academic Support -We added more than five schools and colleges to our list of prospective partners, and have enrolled students in some of these schools.

Psychosocial Support - We partnered with Tanzania Women's Research Foundation (TAWREF), an organization specializing in Trauma Focussed Child Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), to administer screenings for 38 of our scholarship children in order to identify those who need therapy.
Psychosocial Support - We identified 14 children and worked with TAWREF to provide intervention for those children and their guardians.
Psychosocial Support - Four TFFT team members are trained in basic counseling through the Arusha Mental Health Trust
Psychosocial Support - Two TFFT team members have completed a full TF-CBT training course
Psychosocial Support - For cases not requiring professional counseling intervention, TFFT offers basic counseling.
Psychosocial Support - TFFT is providing Child Rights Policy workshops to all of our partners through our relationship with Arusha Mental Health Trust

Two TFFT team members attended the 3-day workshop, "Future Search on Child Protection in Arusha" by Caucus for Children's Rights
TFFT offers flexibility and financial support for team members pursuing an additional degree

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FOUNDATION FOR TOMORROW

Board of directors
as of 08/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Denise McFadden

Covance Central Laboratory Services

Tim Walter

Ziff Properties

Beth Watson

Josh Grobin Talent Management

Kely McCrystal

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc.

Falconer Warren

Driven Brands

Meghann Sehorn

TFFT

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/17/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability