The Changarawe Project helps people to help themselves by providing education and access to finance

 
 
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Introduction

The Changarawe Project was started in 1998 by two friends – Felistas Kalomo, from Tanzania, and Caro Walford, from England – united by a desire to help the orphaned and destitute children of Changarawe village in the Morogoro region of Tanzania.

Over the last two decades, through the generosity of many supporters, the Project has grown considerably to include a pre-primary school, a micro-finance scheme, a peer education project, an elderly carer support programme, a study centre and a fund to support orphans to continue their education. 

At the heart of all our work is the commitment to help people to help themselves. We believe in doing a few things extremely well to empower, in a truly sustainable way, people who would otherwise have very little. 

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Governance 

Strong governance underpins all aspects of our operations.

The Changarawe Project is UK-registered project which raises funds for a [range of initiatives] in Changarawe village. These initiatives are delivered by Childhood Development Organisation (CDO), a Tanzania-registered NGO based in Changarawe village, which has 18 employees. The salaries and running costs of CDO, as well as mthe cost of the initiatives, are paid by The Changarawe Project. 

CDO is run by its three most senior members: the executive director, the programme officer and the secretary.  The activities and governance of CDO are overseen by an executive committee comprising the executive director and four independent committees. Employees and villagers are also regularly involved in scrutinising the operation and impact of the Project.

The trustees of The Changarawe Project, who are volunteers, meet at least twice a year to discuss distribution of funds and the Project’s long-term development and fundraising strategy. 

The two organisations work together under a memorandum of understanding, which is renewed annually. 

 
 
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Meet The Team

cdo MANAGEMENT Team

 
    Felistas Kalomo – Executive Director   Felistas is Co-Founder of The Changarawe Project and Executive Director of Childhood Development Organisation (CDO). Felistas established The Changarawe Project in 1998 with her friend Caro Walford to help the orphaned and destitute children of Changarawe village.

Felistas Kalomo – Executive Director

Felistas is Co-Founder of The Changarawe Project and Executive Director of Childhood Development Organisation (CDO). Felistas established The Changarawe Project in 1998 with her friend Caro Walford to help the orphaned and destitute children of Changarawe village.

    Elisante Metta – Programme Officer   Mehta is a graduate with a degree in nutrition from Sokoine University in Morogoro. Before joining CDO, in January 2018, he was a volunteer at Human Aids Concern and Care. He is responsible for the implementation and running of all The Changarawe Project’s initiatives.

Elisante Metta – Programme Officer

Mehta is a graduate with a degree in nutrition from Sokoine University in Morogoro. Before joining CDO, in January 2018, he was a volunteer at Human Aids Concern and Care. He is responsible for the implementation and running of all The Changarawe Project’s initiatives.

    Yustino Sumumba – Accountant/Secretary   Yustino is originally from Dodoma. Before joining CD, he spent five years working as an accountant at BRAC Tanzania in Iringa. Yustino is responsible for ensuring all the funds are spent appropriately and providing regular cash flow reports to The Changarawe Project trustees.

Yustino Sumumba – Accountant/Secretary

Yustino is originally from Dodoma. Before joining CD, he spent five years working as an accountant at BRAC Tanzania in Iringa. Yustino is responsible for ensuring all the funds are spent appropriately and providing regular cash flow reports to The Changarawe Project trustees.

 

Board of Trustees

 

Founders
Caro Walford
Felistas Kalomo

Chair of Trustees
Rose Baylis

 

Treasurer
Michael Robarts

Kathryn Beveridge
Tatyana Eatwell
Luke Edwards-Stuart
Sarah Konopka
Robert Watkinson