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Changing lives
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Advocating for
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Moving Amani
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Supporting STEM
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WE CHANGE LIVES, EVERY DAY.

The core mission of Amani Children’s Home is to aid under-served children in their academic endeavors, emotional development and physical wellbeing through full-time residential care. We are not an orphanage. Instead, Amani Children’s Home is a residential community center for children whose parents have abdicated custody in a climate of personal hardship or abuse. Our ultimate goal is to support families through educational empowerment, reunification with relatives, and holistic healing. The Amani Foundation is a US-based charity that, at the request of the children’s home, provides managerial oversight and financial support. The Amani Foundation is the only legal affiliate of, and exclusively supports, the children’s home.

AT GLANCE

AT GLANCE

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Map of Amani Children's Home campus
GARDEN

GADERN
A small piece of land used for growing green
vegetables included in their daily diet.

WORSHIP HALL

This is a place where the kids and neighbors
attend a summons.

OFFICE

A place where all administrative
decisions are done, this is also used
for welcoming guests and
visitors to our center.

LIBRARY

Used as a library and computer room.

CLASS ROOM

A single classroom used primarily for
teaching kindergarten children
from outside and a few living
inside our center with eligible age to attend
kindergarten class.

LIVESTOCK

This is a place where we keep
our livestock, in our center, we have
chickens, cows, and goats.

GIRLS DORMITORY

Comprised of two rooms, one for
small girls and another for the big
ones. Each room has bathroom
facilities inside.

PAVILION

A multipurpose room, mostly used
as a dining room, TV area, and other activities.

BOYS DORMITORY

Comprised of two rooms, one for small
 boys and another for the big ones.
Each room has bathroom facilities inside.

GUEST HOUSE

A small room equipped with bathroom
facilities, two bunker beds enough for only
four people

BAKING STOVE

This is a firewood stove which we
use for baking scones for the
breakfast.

KITCHEN

The heart of the center, all the preparation
of the meals are done here, it has a small
storage room for keeping foods and all the
utensils.

CORN STORAGE

A cone structure storage for keeping the
corn(maize), it has the capacity of 1.2tons
of corns.

CORN MILL

We process maize or corn for our own consumption
or for all the people close to or surrounding us.

GATE

The main entrance to the center.

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OUR CAMPUS

Our campus is the heart and soul of life at Amani. We know not everyone can visit Tanzania to see our campus first hand, so use the map to the left to explore our facilities.

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OFFICIAL BLOG UPDATES

Abdallah

Meet Abdallah*, who is now 20. His story began in 2010 when he arrived at Kigongoni Orphanage. Before this, he lived with his mother, who

Get Your Gourd-Geous Art On!

Want to learn how to draw the most perfect pumpkin, stunning squash, or gorgeous gourd? Come join the Amani Children’s Home and our collaboration with

Thank You to Our Long Time Supporters, Juntos Molas Más.

We are so blessed to have not one, but two visits from Juntos Mola Más this summer! Hosting this amazing group of people has always been such a special experience for our children. They have been supporting Amani for many years, and we are thrilled to share this particular experience.

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MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

John Gidale

House Father

Anna Damas

House Mother

Ester Kawa

Accountant

Perpetua Mndeme

Social Welfare Officer

Elizabeth Sanka

Chef & Dietary Specialist

Michael Ilonga

Agricultural Programs Director

Manecha Andrea

Machine Technician

Ezekieli Nassary

Grounds Keeper& Guardian

Valentina Julius

Teacher & Early Education Specialist

Joseph Kizali

Guardian

Kassim Juma

Agricultural Technician

Lucas Bahati

Groundskeeper & Secretary
Headshot of Natalie Theophile, The Accountant

Natalie Theophile

Accountant

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Headshot of Valentina P. Julius, The Kindergarten Teacher

Valentina P. Julius

Kindergarten Teacher

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Verdiana M. Iranghe

Social Worker

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GET IN TOUCH

Amani Foundation does not respond to requests for individual or organizational funding.  Amani Children’s Home is the exclusive beneficiary of our work.

American Mailing Address:
Amani Foundation c/o Katharine Thompson
Address: 142, Saint Paul’s Place 4A
Brooklyn, NY 11226

Phone: +1 (631) 522-3217
Email: info@childrenofamani.org

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