Since 2001, Amani Children’s Home has been a haven of peace and safety for Tanzania’s most vulnerable children, who because of poverty and abuse have been left homeless.


2019 is just half-way through, and many exciting updates will make this reading even more interesting next January. Stay tuned....


2018 is just half-way through, and many exciting updates will make this reading even more interesting next January. Stay tuned....


2017 is just half-way through, and many exciting updates will make this reading even more interesting next January. Stay tuned....


In 2016, Amani is growing faster than ever and more programs are added to the charter - not to mention that 190 children are now being supported on an ongoing basis.


2015 was an exciting year at Amani Children’s Home, with new projects taking shape, including the opening of a new satellite center in Singida. Amani goes national!


Amani keeps growing! 86 children were rescued from the streets, 145 children spent some time in the Amani Home and 205 children education was supported by Amani.


Amani decides to build a permanent Drop-In Centre and, in March 2013, a plot close to Arusha city center is purchased.


Amani celebrates its 10 years anniversary- for over a decade now, Amani has truly been a haven of peace for Tanzanian street children and has rescued and supported over 700 children.


A leadership transition took place in 2011 as Director Valerie Todd left the organization after nine years of dedicated, exceptional service: Meindert Schaap joins Amani.


In 2010, Amani’s nurse, with assistance from our health volunteers, adds to the Amani kids’ overall education and care by implementing a new health education curriculum.


Amani began to focus on children’s families in 2009, adding another dimension to our work. Small home repairs were made for 7 families to ensure that children had a safe, adequate home to return to.


In 2008 Amani Children’s Home continued to grow and rescued more children from a life on the streets than ever before. Amani supported the education of 214 children in a variety of programs.


In 2007 the children and caregivers at Amani made a big move, from a small 2-bedroom home ill-equipped for Amani’s needs, to a purpose-built home with enough space for our growing family.


In August 2006, Amani started a new Non-Formal Education program. This program would later be registered with the Tanzanian government, allowing the children at Amani the same opportunities


In 2005, the first children to “graduate” from Amani moved on to independent lives. Selemani Juma and Godliving Emmanuel became Amani’s first graduates.


By the spring of 2004, Amani was overflowing with children, but we remained committed to our ‘open-door’ policy: never turning away a homeless child.


Amani continued to expand its services for homeless children in 2003 by developing a Family Reunification Program.


In 2002, with the help of a couple of volunteers, Amani was able to send eight former street children to local primary schools.


Amani Children’s Home is born! In September 2001, three local Tanzanians got together to start a home for street children.

Mission and Values

Amani Children’s Home is committed to reducing the number of children living on the streets in Tanzania by providing a nurturing place for homeless children to heal, grow, and learn. Amani is dedicated to creating a path for each child that leads to a future filled with hope.

Friends of Amani

Friends of Amani (FOA) is an international network of volunteers united in Amani’s mission. Friends of Amani teams are committed and caring people who work together to raise support and awareness for the Amani children in their home countries.

Our Team

Amani Children’s Home is led by a team of dedicated and compassionate professionals, who love listening to the children, offering consistent support and ... yes, at times play with them!


Amani values every donation we receive, and we strive to implement our funds as efficiently as possible. The majority of the money we accept is used to help needy children in Tanzania.