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Dr Tererai Trent


We are born to love, to forgive and leave this world a better place than we found it. The choice is ours.

Dr Tererai Trent


Dr. Tererai Trent is one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment. Distinguished as Oprah’s “All-Time Favorite Guest”, Dr. Trent is a scholar, humanitarian, motivational speaker, educator, mentor, and founder of Tererai Trent International.

Tererai grew up in a cattle-herding family in rural Zimbabwe, where she dreamed of getting an education, but was married at a young age and had three children by the time she was eighteen. Undeterred by traditional women’s role and cultural norms, Tererai determinedly taught herself to read and write from her brother’s schoolbooks.

As a young mother without a high school diploma, Tererai met a woman who would profound¬ly impact her life: Jo Luck, president and CEO of Heifer International. She told Tererai, “If you believe in your dreams, they are achievable”.

With Jo Luck’s inspiration and her mother’s encouragement, Tererai wrote down her dreams of going to America for higher education, sealed them in a tin can, and buried them under a rock, ultimately redesigning the blueprint of her life.

Dr. Trent could not have imagined that her steadfast determination, hard work and belief in her dreams would eventually earn her multiple degrees, and a prominent global platform with world leaders and international audiences where she advocates for quality education for all. A two-time guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah donated $1.5 million to rebuild her childhood elementary school in Zimbabwe and in recognition of her tenacity and never-give-up attitude.

Today, Dr. Trent is a senior consultant with more than 18 years of international experience in program and policy evaluation, and has worked on five continents for major humanitarian organizations. With a desire to give back to her community and the firm belief that education is the pathway out of poverty, Dr. Trent founded Tinogona Foundation, now known as Tererai Trent International (TTI), whose mission is to provide universal access to quality education to children regardless of their gender or socio-economic backgrounds, and also to empower rural communities.

The Book showcase

New Release

Sacred Promise
Compiled by By Dr Tererai Trent

Sacred Promise is a collection of stories, led by Humanitarian, best-selling author and Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favourite guest, Dr. Tererai Trent and written by 36 phenomenal women, that inspires global women to honor who we are and reclaim our voices.

Sacred Promise has a profound message, if we are true to the inner voice that guides us we will find meaning, beauty, clarity and direction, even in the darkest of times as we navigate our way to our true purpose. This collection shares with us voices deeply embedded in diversity and unique perspectives, with each author sharing their own stories and the sacred promises they have made to themselves, each so different yet brought together by the collective sisterhood and a universal longing for hope and positive change for the world.

This book courageously explores the deeper meaning of existence, the journeys we travel and the challenges we overcome and invites us to consider the true purpose of our lives and how we can take action on our own sacred promises to ourselves.



Dr Tererai Trent will be launching her inspiring book at the Authors Book Launch and Expo 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. Come along and join the celebration of this launch and get your signed copy of her book.  Dr Tererai Trent will be available to sign your purchased copy of her book.


Authors Book Launch and Expo 2022

7 - 8 October 2022

Crown Conferences Melbourne

8 Whiteman St, Melbourne


Dr Tererai Trent

I am looking forward to meeting you at the Authors Book Launch and Expo to share with you my story and showcase my book to you. 

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