A Glimpse Into 15 Years of Change

May 2003 – We open our doors as Tanzanian Children’s Fund and become a registered organization.

 

January 2004 – We begin our work in Oldeani by providing a home and forever family to 17 marginalized children

September 2006 – The Rift Valley Children’s Village opens. Our family grows to 41 children.

January 2007 – We partner with the government to co-manage Gyetighi Primary School. At the time, GPS ranked 50 out of 72 schools in Karatu District.

June 2008 – We launch our Microfinance Program to provide our community with economic opportunities.

July 2009 – We open Mikumi house as a loving home to 12 new children. 69 kids then call RVCV home.

November 2010 – TCF employs its first Nurse, officially opening our Rural Community Health Clinic.

January 2011 – Our eldest children enroll in secondary school. Because there was no viable secondary school in our area they had to attend boarding school in Arusha.

December 2011 – For the first time in school history, 100% of Standard 7 students pass the National Exam.

February 2013 – We welcome Esau and Bobo into our forever family, making RVCV home to 89 children.

November 2013 – TCF partners with the government to co-manage Oldeani Secondary School. At the time, only 3% of the Form 4 class at OSS passed the National Exam.

December 2014 – Microfinance Program empowers 513 clients.

July 2015 – First RVCV children enroll in their post-secondary educations.

December 2016 – We become a family of 97 when we welcome Flavi and Nuru into our family.

November 2017 – 81% of the OSS Form 4 class pass their National Exam.

January 2018 – Rural Community Health Clinic treats an average of 23 patients per day.