The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on all our lives, but the staff at the Amani Centre for Street Children in Moshi, Tanzania, face an especially large challenge. To help raise desperately needed funds, FOA-UK have set up a special fundraising page on JustGiving. There are currently over 400 children in Amani's care, either in safe houses or in supported community-based care. Amani has to keep these children safe, prepare for the impact of COVID-19 on the Tanzan
At Friends of Amani UK's most recent board meeting, we were delighted to welcome two new trustees to the team. Cathy and Stephen Bartlam from Birmingham have known Amani for a number of years, with their two sons having visited the centre in 2013. Steve has a background in project management and now works for international NGOs, and Cathy is a former social worker, so we are sure they will make a fantastic addition to the team. You can find out more about them on our 'About U
Every year, amateur artist and long-time Amani supporter Debbie Carmichael sells her original Christmas cards in aid of the Amani Centre for Street Children in Moshi, Tanzania. Inspired by her years living in Moshi, these beautiful designs will not only bring festive cheer to family and friends but also help raise funds and awareness for Amani's vital work with disadvantaged youths in northern Tanzania. This year's brochure includes a number of new designs, including "Dove" a
Amani's Christmas Card Collection for 2017 is now on sale in the UK. Based on the paintings of UK artist and long-time Amani supporter Debbie Carmichael, all profits from the sale of the Christmas cards will go directly to funding some of Amani's most exciting programmes, transforming the lives of current and former street children and their communities throughout Tanzania. Not only will these stunning cards bring festive cheer, they'll raise much needed awareness for Amani's
Amani Hero Alert! One of Amani's great supporters is taking on a whopping 26.219 mile run in aid of the Amani Centre for Street Children, when he participates in the Birmingham International Marathon on October 15th, 2017. Jon Gallagher has been a frequent visitor to Amani over the years and remains as passionate as ever about the work being done there to transform the lives of street children and vulnerable families in northern Tanzania. On his fundraising page, he writes: "
News straight from Moshi this week, as Friends of Amani UK Trustee Janika returns from a month with Amani. Janika spent a few weeks with the fundraising and communications team in Moshi. While there, she worked on new brochures and fundraising resources to share with donors and to spread the word about the amazing work Amani does on a daily basis. Spending every day at the office also gave her a chance to see some of Amani’s most exciting new projects first hand, and to feel
Including Amani in your will is one way of ensuring you leave a lasting, powerful legacy on the lives of street children in Tanzania. It's surprisingly easy to set up, and because of Amani's low overheads and charitable donations being exempt from UK inheritance tax, each penny you donate will help change the lives of vulnerable children, their families and communities. We've put together a brief guide if you'd like to explore this meaningful way of giving. Feel free to reach
Debbie Carmichael, a Leeds-based artist and long-standing supporter of Amani, is releasing a new greeting card design in her collection. Many of you will have sent or received her beautiful christmas cards over the years, or spotted her stunning designs of Tanzanian nature, wildlife and society on mantle pieces or fridges. Some of our favourite designs actually feature scenes from the Amani Centre - have a look at the catalogue to see if you can spot any familiar faces! To ce