About Us

Activities and Latest News

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.


FOAT met four times so far in 2019 and four separate visits by trustees have been made in February, May, June and August 2019.


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 partnerships between British educational and religious institutions with  the respective institutions throughout the Morogoro Region.


At the heart of the FOAT aims is to support the poorest members Tanzanian society in the immediate term, whilst enhancing long term development ties.


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 to December 2018)
  • 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.