Amani House – Karibuni Sana!

Dear All,

We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new children’s home – Amani House. Please take a look at the photographs to see what has been done in the amazingly short time of August – December! No ‘pole pole’ attitude on this project!

We are very pleased with the end result as are the children. Lucy returns to the UK on Monday in completion of her role as Project Coordinator. She wishes everyone well and a big ASANTE SANA to everyone who helped with the Kilimanjaro climb that raised so much money for the building project (more than anyone expected!) and also all of the Square Roots donors – amazing achievement!

In total the Kilimanjaro climb raised over $85’000 and the Square Roots 2010 project over $15’000!! Thank you to everyone who helped us. It wouldn’t have been possible with you all.

More photos on our facebook site and Lucy’s blog –

Enjoy the photographs!


Main outside mural


The playroom
The bao board in the playroom
Poem on the playroom wall
Bao board in playroom (traditional African game)
Main Entrance
Lucy painting the murals
Dining room
Tinga Tinga mural on entrance
Mural in dining room
I"m going to London... baby!

Little one's room

Mery in the older girl's room

Girl's room mural

Mural in playroom
Playroom mural
Book rack and lighting in kitenge fabric

May 2010 Update

It’s been a very long time you may have noticed since our last news update! This is partly because we lost the invaluable help of Lori and Johanna who worked tirelessly on the website for us amongst everything else. Thank you ladies! We wish you the best of luck in your new ventures.

So, to update you on recent events and what’s to come…we have a new International Project Coordinator with us called Lucy Devall who has been funded by The Cicely Foundation to work with us here in Tanzania until October. She will be managing the international volunteer programme as well as coordinating communication for us on the website and for fundraising. If you want to get in touch with her then contact her at:

We have updated our ‘Children’s’ page of the website where you can now see all of our residential children. We are also waiting on the inclusion of 20 more children who need sponsorship to add to this site. They are currently on the waiting list for accommodation at Peace Matunda but we do not have the facilities to look after them as yet. Keep an eye out for these children and if you’re ready to sponsor a child then please do get in touch…

Our new toilet block is under construction, which will make way for a new playground for the children. This is being funded through the kind donations and grants made possible by The Cicely Foundation.

We are looking for volunteers this year to fill spaces from July onwards. If you or anyone you know is interested then please do get in touch.

We have also begun registration with the Government of Tanzania to officially gain ‘School’ status. This is a massive step for us and for the future of the children here at Peace Matunda. There is a long road to travel but we hope that by 2011 we will have completed this so wish us luck!

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