our story and mission
Foot2Afrika's mission is to work collaboratively with the community to identify vulnerable groups, increase access to education, protect life and health, and to ensure respect for every human being. We work to identify community issues and concerns, and create sustainable, community-led solutions through education, economic initiative, and on-the-ground aid.
Foot2Afrika (F2A) began in 2006 when founder Sadock Johnson was a safari guide who encountered many children begging for money or food. Johnson and his safari colleagues began carrying jugs of water in their trucks to give to the children and Maasai villages they encountered during safaris. From there, Johnson began working within the community of his hometown of Moshi, Tanzania, to bring material help to street youth centres, schools, etc. and Foot2Afrika was born.
Today, F2A is a certified Tanzanian non-governmental organization that focuses on providing care, intervention, material support and volunteer services to over 14 Kilimanjaro region community organizations. We run a sports program for youth, distribute crafts made by a women's collective, do water conservation work with the Maasai people, and educate street youth. Each year, hundreds of intelligent, committed, visionary, caring individuals from around the world are connected to these organizations resulting in improved living for Tanzanians.
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."