WHO WE ARE
An empowered, independent and resourceful community.
To aid in the financial, emotional and spiritual development of underprivileged and vulnerable children in Tanzania.
TNT is committed to the care, welfare and educational achievement of children and youth within its residential and educational programs.
Provides care and stability to girls and boys unable to remain with their families, special education services for students who have not been successful in public school, settings and supportive housing for youth that have aged out of care.
TNT works to ensure that all the children and families in Meru district lead healthy and productive lives and have the opportunity to become positive agents of change for their country.
We adopt a holistic education model, which means that in addition to the academic side, we also nurture the development of a child's emotions, social skills, spiritual beliefs, and community involvement.
The holistic approach develops children who are critical, confident and independent.
The children's home was founded in 2003 by Zacharia Nassari, a retired teacher, and his family. The project started shortly after a request by the local community to assist some orphans of their village. In 2003 the Centre was registered as Community Based Organization, in 2009 as a Non Governmental Organization. It used to be called the Huruma Children's Centre, but is now known as The Nuru Trust. Even though the name has changed it still has the same goals as before. To improve the living conditions of children in Africa, especially orphans. To fight poverty. To give children a quality education. And to bring these challenges to the International community’s attention. Since, we are all in this together! In 2016 Zacharia's son, Maxmillian and his wife, Francesca took over the management of the children's home. New ideas and projects turned into a new name for the association. We chose Nuru because it means light and we wanted this to be synonymous with our goals – to bring light when there is darkness. To give our community members hope, to empower, to transform their lives for the better. Maxmillian has a large network of local leaders and partners who all play important roles in the development of The Nuru Trust. He is well known within the community. Francesca has experience working with non profit organizations and tourism. She deals with management of the children's home, administration, volunteers and fundraising.