Liaison Amani is our very own charity, established in 2015.
Our charity is dedicated to supporting the work of the Amani Children’s Home charity which operates in Tanzania. Back in 2015, we committed to a specific project: raising funds to establish and run a brand new satellite centre in another location in Tanzania.
The main Amani charity is based in the Kilimanjaro region of North East Tanzania and was established in 2001 to provide a place of peace and safety for street children.
It is a cross between a school and a residential home where the children’s emotional, educational and medical needs are provided for.
The aim of the charity is to take children off the streets, give them an education, tackle any drug dependency issues and then, most importantly, reunite them with their families. The charity’s mission statement neatly sums this up as: Rescuing children. Restoring hope. Transforming lives.
What is the role of Liaison?
Liaison’s CEO, Bruce Thew, visited the Amani children’s home in Tanzania and was inspired by what it achieves and how it looks after the children in its care. The idea of setting up the Liaison Amani Children’s Charity came as a way to help the main charity raise funds to open a new home in a different part of Tanzania..
We committed to provide the funds to find the right house in the right area and have pledged our help with the running costs of the home for the next three years. Our chairman has made a significant personal donation and will also match fund the amount raised by the Liaison staff.
Four Liaison staff members are trustees of our charity; you can see their profiles here.
What has our charity achieved?
We’ve made fantastic progress. Thanks to Liaison staff climbing mountains, baking cakes, jumping from planes, running quizzes, putting on pantomimes and many more activities, it happened. The Amani charity was able to open a brand new satellite centre in Singida, Tanzania and welcomed the first children in July 2016. Each of the children has been rescued from a life on the streets and now has a home at Singida.
Now, that’s something of which we can be very proud.
This would not have been possible without the amazing fundraising efforts of our staff and the support of our clients, friends and family. Thank you to everyone that’s helped us to get this far and please keep supporting us through our next challenges.