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Amani Children's Home

Amani Children's Home

Amani Children’s Home is a Tanzanian-government recognized orphanage. It was formed in 2012 from the combination of two preexisting children’s homes: “Watato Care Kigongoni Orphanage” and a second program formerly under management of The Disciples of Jesus Christ Church. This children’s home originally was home to four boys and six girls.

Today, over forty children from ages 3 to 14 call Amani home, and more attend its on-site nursery program. Our children here are from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. Many children have parents who died from HIV/AIDS or are the children of single parents who have abdicated custody to the state.

It was the best summer camp ever! I had great time here and have
met a lot of new friends! I’ll be back!
It was the best summer camp ever! I had great time here and have
met a lot of new friends! I’ll be back!
It was the best summer camp ever! I had great time here and have
met a lot of new friends! I’ll be back!
Methew Green7 y.o.
Lisa Simpson10 y.o.
Alisia Mann9 y.o.
The Amani Foundation (formerly listed as Amani Orphanage) is a 501(c)3 charity based in America which aids in the management of Amani Children’s Home and fundraises on its behalf. The Amani Foundation is based in Long Island New York, USA, and works to provide both the children of Amani and the broader community with the environmental- and public-health-based knowledge to thrive in today’s changing world. The Amani Foundation leads wildlife & environmental lessons to promote curiosity, citizen science, and a sensitivity to nature in east African communities. The Amani Foundation also works with the Social Welfare Office of Mto-wa-Mbu to develop family planning, women’s health, and HIV/AIDs awareness programs.

Together, Amani (Foundation + Children’s Home) seeks to not only keep children from the streets but to also enrich their lives and lead them to become active and engaged citizens upon reaching adulthood. Our Tanzanian full-time staff and management take care of all the children’s needs; they are a team comprised of professional cooks, house mothers and fathers, accountants, IT technicians, agricultural experts, clergy, and teachers that have come together to be the family that raises these children and reaches the community beyond our center’s walls. The Amani Foundation staff in America are all unpaid volunteers so to avoid unnecessary overhead costs.

Amani is committed to this mission because if the political, economic, and social stability of an East African nation (or of any country) is to advance, her hope lies in the children who will grow to lead, support, and empower others. Amani seeks to grant this next generation more than just basic needs and primary education; we aim to encourage them to stay in school through to university, establish healthy life habits, and build strong moral foundations.

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Amani provides private school scholarships to at-risk children and youth in the Mto wa Mbu community. Our education project provides funding to...

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Gideon L Mawenya
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The Manager
Kate Thompson
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The Director
Amani Foundation
Stephen P Kimbi
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The Director
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