Education is what leads you 
to the next level

NGO TOFA wants to contribute to the happiness of people from a long-term and global perspective, the true affluence of society through connecting people between people losing oppotunities about education and employment in developing countries
with people craving spiritual affluence and individual value creation in developed countries.


We, NGO TOFA, operate on four axes, mainly in African countries and Japan.
We will increase opportunities for education and employment, promote nature conservation and international exchange, and contribute to society through networks with people in Africa, Japan, and the world.

FOUR AXES OF
OUR ACTIVITIES

Supporting education
 Give every child a chance
to learn and to dream
1) Improvement of educational environment
✔ Maintenance of school buildings, schoolyards, etc. and provision of educational supplies
✔ Collaboration with local NGO / NPO engaged in educational environment

2) Education and awareness 
✔ Providing learning opportunities for children
✔ Educational awareness to the local community
Creating jobs 
Creating opportunities to work
for a healthy life

1) Improvement of production technology
✔ Selection of products to create business
✔ Improvement for product quality and technology 

2) Creation of employment opportunities
✔ Vocational training for women
✔ Making regular work habits and raising 
    awareness
Interacting beyond nations
Broaden your horizons and talk about the future from a global perspective

1) Cultural / educational exchange
✔ Direct mutual exchange between Japan and Africa
✔ Exchange students, tie-up among schools, exchange trainings, etc.

2) Business exchange
✔ Assistance and consultation for Japanese companies to expand into Africa
✔ Introducing companies for business purposes,
Creation of a chance for interaction

Conserving nature
Protecting the earth and nature is protecting yourself
1) Wildlife conservation
✔ Changing children's idea of poaching
✔ Raising Japanese awareness of issues

2) Plant conservation
✔ Natural environment conservation such as tree plantation
✔ Nature conservation in both Africa and Japan
   Raising general concern and interests as a base
Creating jobs 
Creating opportunities to work
for a healthy life

1) Improvement of production technology
✔ Selection of products to create business
✔ Improvement for product quality and technology 

2) Creation of employment opportunities
✔ Vocational training for women
✔ Making regular work habits and raising 
    awareness
Dear future TOFA member,
We are looking for people who would like to join our activities. 

BACKGROUND OF TOFA
& ITS THOUGHTS

BACKGROUND OF TOFA AND ITS THOUGHTS  

Chihiro Tanaka, traveled to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania in 2002, and met Paul for the first time. Paul, who was a cook at the time and was a very serious and shy young man who was enthusiastic about his work.
 One day when Chihiro asked Paul about his dream, he answered that he wanted to study more. Then Chihiro and her friends decided to give him a support.
 After he became a professional guide, he continued to study in a collage so that he's become ready to properly answer all kinds of questions such as Tanzanian history, culture, social and political situations and environmental problems. He is deeply convinced that everything he has now is based on being "educated" and wants to give Tanzanian children the same opportunity and to teach them the power of having dreams.

 On the other hand, Chihiro knew Japan is a rich country, but she also knew there are many Japanese adults and kids who often suffer from stress, depression or feeling hopelessness and worthlessness in a daily lives. She would like them to know that the world is big and we all have such an enormous possibilities if we really want and search. And providing an opportunity to visiting there she wishes to make people realize that there is a place for each of us to have a wonderful life
 NGO TOFA  was born with this sprit when the two, who have fostered friendship for 15 years, shared their visions and launched a project. And the activity started in 2017 by taking Japanese people to Paul's hometown Nyamburi village.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES
FROM 2017 TO 2020

DONATION OF MATERIALS
FOR EDUCATION

September 2017
For Nyamburi Primary School, 900 textbooks

August 2018
30 maps, 100 notebooks, 10 footballs and volleyballs

August 2019
300 notebooks, 2000 pens

February 2020
500 notebooks, 3 footballs, 2 volleyballs, etc

REPAIR SCHOOL BUILDINGS

December, 2018
Repair 8 buildings floor of Nyamburi primary school

February, 2020
Construct one roof of new Nyanburi kindergarten

CULTURAL EXCHANGE

August, 2017
Visit Nyamburi primary school

August, 2018
Visit Nyamburi primary school with Japanese kids and play football match with students. 
Meeting with a member of Board of Education and Nyamburi village mayor

August, 2019
Inspection of the situation for a kindergarten.
Visit coffee plantation

February, 2020
Site inspection for the kindergarten construction 
Meeting with a local doctor to understand the medical situation in Nyamburi village.
We stayed at Nyamburi village for the first time and had dinner with the village mayor and others.

TREE PLANTING

February, 2020
In Nyamburi village, plant saplings of trees that feed small birds,  with the village mayor (50 trees)

DONATION

Donation by credit card
When making a donation, you can choose the amount and either one-off or monthly continuation. Please fill in your name etc. on the form before credit card payment.
Donation by bank transfer (for individuals)
Please fill in your name etc. on the inquiry form and send it. We will send you a bank account. (You can decide the amount freely)
For corporations and groups
Please fill in the name of the person in charge, the company name, and the organization name on the inquiry form and send it. We will send you a bank account. (You can decide the amount freely)
For corporations and groups
Please fill in the name of the person in charge, the company name, and the organization name on the inquiry form and send it. We will send you a bank account. (You can decide the amount freely)

GIVE and TAKE

Activities that you receive much more than you give

Some people might feel our activities is only giving such as donating textbooks and building school buildings, however, it is not one way. We truly receive far more from them.

Children' eyes shining full of curiosity and joy, warm welcome with their cheerful singing, their genuine and happy smiles, even though they have nothing materially,  remind us  what is precious and important in life.

When you see, hear and feel the horizon spreading 360 degrees as far as the eye can see, the sunset dying the savanna red, and the drama of life that repeats over and over from ancient times, you will realize how small your worries are. And for some reason, our mind is purified and everyone becomes well.

We'd like you to sense with your body and mind how the world is big and beautiful. There are so many ways of living a life, and all creatures are irreplaceable even it is very small. When you sense it, we believe you deeply wish to pass this precious earth in a better condition to the next generation.

THE APPRECIATION LETTER FROM SCHOOL 

We are so honered and touched to have received an appriciation letter from the primary school in Nyamburi in 2017. 
Dear future TOFA member,
We are looking for people who can become members.
Please proceed to the registration screen from the member registration button 'Let's join!' on the left.

THREE YEARS PLAN 2021-23

SUPPORTING EDUCATION

Kindergarten has became compulsory in tanzania and the number of children has been rappidly increasing. In order to following these needs we are planning; 

  • Kindergarten school building construction
  • Construction of elementary school building
  • Support for teaching materials (textbooks, notebooks, pens, etc.) due to the above expansion


Preparing to create opportunities for more diverse education and more wider areas

  • Edcational supports for other schools in Serengeti region
  • To give Tanzanian children more diverse educational opportunities, both domestically and internationally
  • Examining partners for exchange study abroad and exchange training

CREATING JOBS

Selection of products that create business
  • Select products that can be sold in Japan (and overseas) from the products made in Tanzania, and establish sales routes. This will lead to local independence support and broaden awareness of Tanzania in the world.

Vocational training for women's independence
  • Vocational training aimed at improving the quality and productivity of the above products is mainly conducted for women who want to get a job in hand

INTERACTING BEYOND NATIONS

Site visit

  • Exchange with local villagers and grasp the current situation of the site by visiting Nyamburi Elementary School and Nyamburi Village
  • Expanding our activities for other schools and villages in Serengeti region.


Exchange meeting held in Japan

  • Invite local members to report on local conditions and interact in Japan


Online interaction

  • Interact with local educational sites and working people online
  • Support until the local network environment is set up

PRESERVING NATURES

Wildlife conservation
  • Educational activities to prevent poaching

Tree planting activities
  • Tree planting activities to conserve the natural environment

DONATION

Donation by credit card
When making a donation, you can choose the amount and either one-off or monthly continuation. Please fill in your name etc. on the form before credit card payment.
Donation by bank transfer (for individuals)
Please fill in your name etc. on the inquiry form and send it. We will send you a bank account. (You can decide the amount freely)
For corporations and groups
Please fill in the name of the person in charge, the company name, and the organization name on the inquiry form and send it. We will send you a bank account. (You can decide the amount freely)
For corporations and groups
Please fill in the name of the person in charge, the company name, and the organization name on the inquiry form and send it. We will send you a bank account. (You can decide the amount freely)

LOCAL REPORT

DO YOU KNOW TANZANIA?

Land Area: 945,087km2 (30th country in the world)                                         About 2.5 times that of Japan

Population: 56millon (Half of Japan)

Median age: 17.7 years (younger than Japan by 30 years)

Life expectancy: 60/63 years (20 years earlier than Japan)

Total fertility rate: 5.2 people (4 times that of Japan)

Maternal mortality rate: 264 times that of Japan

Mortality rate of children under 5 years old: 17 times that of Japan

Child literacy rate: 63%

The best photo of the year!

GRAND PRIZE IN 2020

title: Leopard aiming at prey 
photographer: Narumi Ozaki

GRAND PRIZE IN 2019

title: Unbelievably powerful!! Wildebeest river crossing
photographer: Megumi Yoshioka

GRAND PRIZE IN 2018

title: Welcome dance of the Qlia
photographer: Narumi Ozaki

GRAND PRIZE IN 2017

title: A herd of elephants protecting a baby elephant
photographer: Chihiro Tanaka

ONLINE SHOP

You can enjoy and shop here from Tanzania!!
UNDER PREPARATION!
TOFA wants to create future jobs for Tanzanian children, and we also want to interact with the locals to learn about the culture and provide the various goods and services they make to increase its value.
Currently, we are proceeding with various processes such as scrutinizing the target items, checking the production process, import procedures, etc., so please wait for a while.

DO YOU WANT TO JOIN US?

Member recruitment

TOFA is looking for members who support and cooperate with our philosophy and activities. Individuals and groups who have registered as members can participate in various activities sponsored by TOFA. We look forward to working with you.
(Please note that the membership fee cannot be refunded even if you join or leave the membership in the middle of the year. If you have any other questions, please contact the secretariat.)


■REGULAR MEMBER
Individuals and groups who want to join in support of the purpose of this corporation
  • Individual
    <Admission fee> 5,000 JPY
    <Annual membership fee> 1 unit 10,000 JPY 1 unit or more
  • Group
    <Admission fee> 50,000 JPY
    <Annual membership fee> 1 unit 100,000 JPY 1 unit or more
 
■SUPPORTING MEMBER
Individuals and groups who want to join to support and support the purpose of this corporation
  • Individual
    <Admission fee> 5,000 JPY
    <Annual membership fee> 1 unit 10,000 JPY 1 unit or more
  • Group
    <Admission fee> 50,000 JPY
    <Annual membership fee> 1 unit 100,000 JPY 1 unit or more


* Click here for details on membership types

DONATION

In collaboration with local colleagues, we are responding to issues with high priority. The projects currently underway are as follows. We look forward to your support.
The results of your support will be reported on our website at any time.
(We are planning to carry out a plan to actually see the site)

Textbooks and stationery

School building repair / construction

250,000 JPY for a building

Water tank repair

Tree planting

Tree planting


DONATION

Donation by credit card
When making a donation, you can choose the amount and either one-off or monthly continuation. Please fill in your name etc. on the form before credit card payment.
Donation by bank transfer (for individuals)
Please fill in your name etc. on the inquiry form and send it. We will send you a bank account. (You can decide the amount freely)
For corporations and groups
Please fill in the name of the person in charge, the company name, and the organization name on the inquiry form and send it. We will send you a bank account. (You can decide the amount freely)
For corporations and groups
Please fill in the name of the person in charge, the company name, and the organization name on the inquiry form and send it. We will send you a bank account. (You can decide the amount freely)

Suppoerting members

Only those who have approved and corporations are listed.

役員紹介

Chairman
Chihiro Tanaka
Sharing my vision with my dear friend Paul for 15 years, I started this activity, first, at an individual level. I witnessed how Japanese people who joind as well as local people became well and happy, convinced that this activity would contribute to the future of the earth and the happiness of people, decided to make it an NGO. We are spreading this activity not only in Japan and Tanzania but also to the world.
Vice Chairman
Narumi Ozaki
The first landing on the African continent is a visit to Nyanburi village. Impressed by the magnificent nature, wild animals where life and death intersect, and children full of joy to learn. Join the founding members of TOFA with the aim of expanding each other's Give & Take. I am convinced that we can expand the positive harmony through small exchanges of heart.
Director
Megumi Yoshioka

Participated as a founding member of TOFA because the philosophy and activities of TOFA lead to the philosophy of "realizing a society where people can live in their own way naturally". I have visited Tanzania every year since my first visit to Tanzania in 2017, and have participated in support activities from the beginning.

Director
Hiroyuki Ohhara
I felt the grandeur of Africa and the importance of nature. Also, the shining eyes of the children were impressive. Such children flood the world and create an environment where both adults and children are energetic. Through the activities of TOFA, I participated in the activities with the purpose of creating a prosperous society and my philosophy of "creating a happy future by connecting people."
Director
Hiroyuki Ohhara
I felt the grandeur of Africa and the importance of nature. Also, the shining eyes of the children were impressive. Such children flood the world and create an environment where both adults and children are energetic. Through the activities of TOFA, I participated in the activities with the purpose of creating a prosperous society and my philosophy of "creating a happy future by connecting people."

Organization

TOFA Talk Our Future from Africa
mail  office@tofajapan.com
Chairman ChihiroTanaka
Vice Chairman Narumi Ozaki
Director Megumi Yoshioka
Director Hiroyuki Ohhara
Auditor Masakazu Taniguchi
Director Hiroyuki Ohhara

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