TOBFC operates numerous campaigns throughout the yeAr, highlighting important issues and programs.
2023-24 BACK To SCHOOL Campaign
Fall brings a new school year for all our primary, high school, college and university students. It also means additional costs to ensure our students get the best educational start. Access to education is critical to reducing poverty and improving lives, and we need the support of our TOBFC Global Family to make this possible.
For the 2023-24 school year, TOBFC is supporting 30 primary students, 15 high school students, and 27 college and university students. For instance, Shaila will be returning to her Agricultural Engineering Program at university, Rahim is continuing his studies in mathematics and statistics, and Rama is excited to start engineering at university this year.
Our campaign goal is $20,000 to cover all necessary educational costs. Please make a donation to help us support our students.
Our primary and secondary students all require a uniform, textbooks, school bag, notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers and coloured pencils. Our secondary students also need a mathematical set and scientific calculator. Our college and university students each require a computer, cell phone, internet, clothing and a school bag.
TOBFC also has to pay school fees for our 15 high school students. We have:
5 students studying for A Levels, at a cost of $800 each
10 students studying for O Levels, at a cost of $500 each
Please consider sponsoring school fees for one of our high school students this year by making either an $800 or $500 donation. Any donation amount helps TOBFC properly equip our students for success during the 2023-24 school year.
Thank you to LiUNA! Local 183 for continuing their
incredible commitment to our educational programs
as our Academic Support Program Sponsor for the
2023-24 school year. Their generous donation will
provide 27 scholarships to our college and university
students that will cover school fees, food, accommodation, and stationery supplies.
Education is at the core of all our programming and addresses gender equity while bringing about generational change for the students we support and the communities where they live.
Please join us in supporting our students’ educational journey and help us make their dreams come true!
2021-22 BACK To SCHOOL Campaign
Thank you for supporting our TOBFC Back To School Campaign for the 2021-22 academic year. We raised CAN $6,650 to support our primary, high school, college, and university students. Your donations purchased new uniforms, shoes, school supplies, computers and other electronics necessary for studies, as well as internet costs, transportation costs and field placement fees.
Thank you to our Academic Support Program Sponsor, LiUNA! Local 183 for providing scholarships to all our high school and university students for the academic year. Their funding provides all the school fees, accommodation costs as well as some other school related expenses.
2020 emergency fundraising campaign
Due to the pandemic, we had to cancel our 2020 in-person annual fundraising gala. Instead, we held an emergency fundraising campaign that was a huge success.
We raised CAN $42,205, exceeding our target of $40,000. Thank you for your generosity!
Sikiliza Mngurumo Wake: Hear Her Roar
In 2018, TOBFC had four of our talented young women Mlombwa, Winni, Ikupa and Lucy, start college and university. Mlombwa attended The University of Dar-es-Salaam, Winni joined The University of Dodoma, Ikupa began at Mzumbe University and Lucy went to The Bulongwa Health Sciences Institute. Supporting our young women on their academic journeys is vital to addressing gender inequality in their communities and creates generational change through education.
Post-secondary education comes at a significantly higher price than earlier academic levels. Not only does TOBFC cover school fees, living costs, textbooks and school supplies, we must equip our college and university students with laptops so they can complete their course work.
Mlombwa decided to run the Dar Rotary Marathon to raise funds to help cover their university costs. We decided to follow Mlombwa's lead and created a team of seven runners and each registered to run the half-marathon.
Our team of seven runners, led by Mlombwa, included Deborah, Winnie, Putiyei, Allison, Roma, and Tanzanian Freestyle Champion and Kubuni artist Selementally.
We raised CAN $1,980, surpassing our goal of $1,890!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS CAMPAIGN SUCCESSFUL!
TOBFC 2018 Online Silent Auction
Due to the incredibly generous support from Four Seasons Serengeti, Lakeshore Lodge TZ, Tandala Tented Camps, Rawley Resort Canada and the Armada Ireland, TOBFC hosted its first ever online auction in 2018 to raise funds for the upcoming academic year.
Prizes included four Tanzanian vacations to the Serengeti, Ruaha National Park, Lake Tanganyika and Matema Beach, and two international vacations to Spanish Point, Ireland and Port Severn, Canada.
The funds will be divided into various ongoing projects, including the Zion and Peace Homes, our Montessori Programs, Community Health Initiatives, the Kubuni Centre, and Nufaika Savings Groups.
Thank you for your support!