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About rvcv

Creating a home for children Transforming communities Building futures in Tanzania The Tanzanian Children’s Fund (TCF) was created as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit registered in the U.S. This fund financially supports the Rift Valley Children’s Fund, a non-governmental organization structured under the laws of Tanzania. TCF supports the Rift Valley Children's Village, a home for orphans and vulnerable children. TCF also supports and strengthens the community through educational programs, free healthcare, and a microfinance program. By lifting lives and building futures, the Tanzanian Children’s Fund aims to help marginalized children in Tanzania.

Oldeani Secondary School Begins a New School Year!

Only one year into our contract and we can already see great change and lasting impact at Oldeani Secondary School. As we begin the school year, for the first time: The complete class schedule was in place and teachers were on hand … Continue reading

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Recollections from the RVCV Art Classroom

Recollections from John Platt Musa Almost every day I was at RVCV, Musa (age 6) was ready to make art!  His process is incredible because he narrates every piece while he draws it.  The pictures vary from a Safari, an … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas for All

After a fun-filled December, the Children’s Village has finally returned to a place of peace and calm.  Before the memories fade, we want to take a moment to thank you all for making the Christmas season one of magic, joy … Continue reading

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Success Breeds Success

Gyetighi’s record for success has inspired exciting changes for our community. After witnessing the transformation of Gyetighi Primary School and the ripple effect of progress that high-quality education has had on the community, the Village of Oldeani requested that we … Continue reading

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Gyetighi Primary School is #1!

Six years ago, before we entered into partnership with the District of Karatu, Gyetighi Primary School was the lowest-performing school in the ward. The school was understaffed, underfunded, and had an abysmal pass rate of only 30% on students’ Standard … Continue reading

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A Tanzanian Thanksgiving!

Today is a day for giving thanks and on this day we would like to share a story with you. It’s the story of one of our house mamas – Mama Renea – and she’s full of thanks for the … Continue reading

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Independence Day…in rural Tanzania?

   Today countless Americans will be celebrating their independence across the country; and rightly so. The Tanzanian Children’s Fund and Rift Valley Children’s Village are also celebrating, not the liberation of a country but the freeing of a Tanzanian woman from … Continue reading

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