Amani is committed to providing an education for each child we work with, because Amani’s goal is to develop responsible and self-reliant young adults.
As the result of the often prohibitive expenses of going to school as well as the fact that many families need their children to tend farms and livestock, only half of Tanzanian children complete primary school.
Amani supports children in local primary and secondary schools. We sponsor the education of children who live at Amani as well as the children who we have reunited with families in the community.
Moreover, since many children rescued from a life on the streets have missed considerable amounts of time in their education, it is not possible to place them in classes with children their own age who have gone to school continuously.
Amani created an Alternative Education Program: the teachers at Amani have created a special fast-track curriculum that takes into consideration the unique needs of the kids. The program is officially registered by the Tanzanian government and our students are able to sit for the same secondary school entrance exams as children who attend state-run schools.
Finally, Amani supports older children in vocational training programs. Children learn skills that will unlock opportunities for their futures. They may study carpentry, electrical repair, mechanics, or even traditional art and drumming!