Tererai Trent International is the fulfillment of a young woman’s dream
Tererai dreamed of an education, for herself
and the people in her village
With steadfast determination and a great unexpected gift...
Her dream of providing quality education has become a reality.
Today, Tererai is one of the most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment.
Let us tell you the story of how a dream can come true...
When universal access to education is a global priority, anything is achievable.
TTI Foundation is the heart of the organization. Over 5000 students now have improved learning due to our actions on the ground in Zimbabwe. The plan is to continue the development growth of our education system with the support of socially engaged TTI businesses.
TTI businesses strive for long-term positive social and economic impact, while ensuring sustainable revenues for an education system that does not rely solely on external funding.
Current business sectors are: Matau Trade Center, Capital/Microfinance, Agriculture, Artisan Crafts, Eco Lodges, & Children’s Books.
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The establishment of a business model will ensure long-term sustainability of TTI Foundation work, while reducing reliance on external aid.
In the Press
Dr. Trent’s passion and optimism has caught national attention. Tererai Trent was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and later revealed as Oprah’s “All-Time Favorite Guest” during a May 2011 episode. Oprah’s generous donation, along with support from many others, made the dream of rebuilding the Matau Primary School in Zimbabwe a reality.
Partnerships with organizations like “Save the Children“, Zimbabwe Ministry of Education, Rural District Councils and many more, have enabled us to make strides toward our goal to provide universal access to quality education, and improve the livelihoods of the communities we serve.