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Friends of Amani US Inc is committed to supporting Amani Children's Home and their mission of reducing the number of children living on the streets in Tanzania by providing a nurturing place for homeless children to heal, grow and learn. In addition, we support their goals of reuniting children with their relatives when possible and equipping those families with the tools they need to be self-sustaining and successful together. Amani is dedicated to creating a path for each child that leads to a future filled with hope.
Amani Children’s Home at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa is looking for long-term volunteers with a heart for children, a desire to have a significant impact on their lives and a willingness to live in a developing country. Here are a few basic facts about Amani:
- Amani rescues homeless children from life on the streets and provides a safe and caring home, education and healthcare so they can heal, grow, learn and thrive. Founded in 2001, Amani has grown to currently support 300 children, 94 living at the home, and the rest having been placed with families.
- Believing education is the key ending the cycle of poverty; Amani has developed an on-site education program, pays school fees for the children once they’re able to attend public schools and provides vocational training opportunities so the children can work towards a goal of becoming self-sufficient young adults.
- Believing the best environment for a child is with a family; Amani social workers are dedicated to locating relatives for each child who can provide them with a safe and loving home. Amani remains committed to the children reunited with family and to ensuring their success together.
- Amani means peace in Swahili. For the hundreds of homeless children who have been helped, Amani has truly been their haven of peace.
- Diane Morrison
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