About Us


Our activities involve the support of community-based rehabilitation, educational development and community infrastructure projects in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania in close collaboration with the Amani Centre, Diocese of Morogoro and partners in Tanzania and the UK.


Our support is centred around projects at the Amani Centre in Morogoro Town for mentally handicapped children, assistance with secondary school fees for young people and support for the destitute elderly. The professional expertise within the Friends of Amani Trustees also involves educational partnerships between British schools and university institutions with respective institutions throughout the Morogoro Region.  

Supporting the poorest members of Tanzanian society in the immediate term, whilst enhancing long term development lies at the heart of our various activities.


The Trustees' professional network in the UK and links with previous volunteers is a dynamic resource for much needed financial and professional support.  The network of support and trustee liaison spans boarders between not only Tanzania and the UK, but also the Friends of Amani in the Netherlands among others.

The Charity has five major strategies for the raising of funds and awareness:

  • Educational partnership and support 
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Harnessing the good will of UK Amani volunteers
  • Events and initiatives
  • Regular giving and gift aid

The Trustees

  • Ken Spours (Chairman)
  • Leslie Green (Treasurer)
  • Bridget Green (Secretary)
  • Catherine Swanson (resident in Tanzania)
  • Simon Brewer
  • John Bullock
  • Rachel Derry
  • Edward Holden
  • Kathryn Tudor 

The Trustees meet four to five times per year and will endeavour to visit Amani Centre at least once per year either individually or in pairs. Regular communication takes place between the Charity and Amani Centre, and with the broader network of support in the Morogoro Region, which includes the Roman Catholic and Anglican Diocese of Morogoro and the universities.

In Memory of Helena Green

In 2017 the daughter of Bridget and Leslie Green, and former Amani Centre volunteer, Helena Green died after a long-term illness.  Helena's loss brought deep sadness to all who knew her and who had travelled with her to Tanzania.   

Helena opened up Amani Centre to the admiration and benevolent potential for her parents, the other Trustees and many others.  Her memory has raised thousands of pounds and the Trustees would be grateful for continued donations to Amani Centre in her name.

Donations to the Helena Green Memorial Fund can be made securely at  https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/amani-tanzania/helengreenmemorialproject

Please also refer to our 'fundraising' and 'donate here' web-pages.  We would be very grateful.