In 2005, the first children to “graduate” from Amani moved on to independent lives. Selemani Juma and Godliving Emmanuel became Amani’s first graduates. Godliving was one of the first children who came to Amani, and Selemani arrived in 2002. After studying in Amani’s Non-Formal Education program both chose to train to become carpenters. They finished their programs in 2005 and began working and living independently soon after. Selemani got married in January 2007!
Amani was officially registered as an non-governmental organization (NGO) in Tanzania in 2005. Many people gave generously to the building project, and construction on Amani’s new home began. Amani provided a safe place for 77 homeless children in 2005.