Our Tabora team currently consists of 28 local paid employees. Proudly employing; coordinators, teachers, caretakers, cooks, night watchmen and more.
Their hard work, drive and enthusiasm are a vital part of keeping the day centres open for our children.
N'gambo Centre Coodinator: Beatrice Lewanga
Isevya Centre Coodinator: Magdalena Kauzeni
Chem Chem Centre Coodinator: Jenesta Josephat
Assistant Centre Coordinator and Senior Education lead:
Siwan Griffiths LLB (Law)
Trustee from TLC’s inception in 2009 to 2021 and chair of Trustees for 9 years. Now a TLC volunteer.
Volunteered in Tabora in 2007, working with an NGO for street children.
Other voluntary experience includes volunteering with the Consortium for Street Children.
Terry Richter BSc MSc
I worked in Nigeria 1972-4 as a secondary school science and maths teacher with VSO. Then I returned to UK to teach maths, physics and electronics. From 1984 I lectured in computing and IT at a further education college until I retired in 2008. My experience in Nigeria gave me a lifelong interest in world development and environmental issues and I became active in a range of relevant organisations. We lived in Tabora 2015 - 2017, where Robina was working with VSO in improving education standards.
Dr Pippa Rollins BSc PhD
Volunteer with TLC for 8 years and Chair of Trustees for 2 years.
Previously employed as a Director at GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals
Volunteered with Millennium Villages Project in Tabora for 6 months in 2011 training Community Health Workers and for 6 months working with Microloan Foundation.
Other volunteering roles currently include membership of Fulham Research Ethics Committee and volunteering at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Royal Horticultural Society Shows.
Meg Brohan ABSM, ARCM, LTCL, MEd
Trustee since 2009 and sponsor for 8 children
Head of Religious Studies 1985 retired 2009.
Private music teacher 1971- 2020
Volunteer music teacher in two local primary school 2010-2020
I run local musical evenings and afternoon teas as fundraising events for TLC
Dr Andrew Smith BSc MSc PhD
Recently retired research professor (neuroscience)
Providing assistance with grant funding
Marion Windsor BA (Homs)
Volunteer since I retired in 2010.
Responsible for gift aid.
Joanna Vinall BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE
Head of Psychology at City of London Freemen's School, Surrey and trainee CBT psychotherapist
Volunteer with TLC since 2017 and trustee since 2018 with a focus on health. Spent 6 months in Tanzania in 2017, doing voluntary work for TLC and Friends of Urambo & Mwanhala and teaching English at Urambo Day Secondary School, Tanzania.
Other voluntary work for Age UK Surrey and Anxiety UK.
Miranda Holmes BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
Volunteer with TLC since 2012
2 x NHS Fellowships (2010 & 2011) Working with The Millennium Village Project Tabora and Kitete Regional Hospital
VSO (2012-2013) Aarth Asta, Delhi, India. Working with slum children with disabilities and their families.
Current employer Oxford Health Care NHS Foundation Trust. Littlemore Hospital, Oxford.
Anna Brohan, BSc (Dunelm), PGCert
TLC Trustee for 8 years, including multiple trips to Tabora
Currently Team Leader for SMEs and Manufacturing Engagement (Food and Drink), Defra
Previous voluntary experience includes working with young people through The Prince’s Trust and Balloon Kenya. Also spent 6 months on secondment working on corporate partnerships with refugee charity Breaking Barriers.
Beth Tomkinson BSc MSc BA PGCE
Volunteer for TLC and Trustee for a year, visited Tabora in 2019.
Previously employed as a lecturer in Computing and IT at Oxford College. Worked as a lecturer and teacher in Kenya initially with QPS (Quaker Peace and Service) for 5 years. Taught Agricultural Science in Zambia with VSO for 3 years.
I have taken on voluntary roles within the Society of Friends (Quakers) over the years and am a member of Reading Meeting.
My other Voluntary roles:
Special Olympics volunteer
Carrickfergus Junior and Senior Gateway Club
Adult Placement Carer with Share the Care Scheme
James Howson, ACA (Chartered Accountant)
Treasurer (3 years), Trustee (2 years)
Senior Finance Manager, Mitie Group PLC
Volunteer for Health Projects Abroad in 1998, building 2 primary schools in the Tabora region of Tanzania
Margaret Paton M.Sc. PGCE
Worked as a teacher in Tabora in 1968 to 70 with VSO
Raised a family. Worked in UK as a teacher and at other times as an administrator. Retired March 2007
Returned to Tabora in 2008 to work with the children alongside other volunteers. In March 2011 we registered the children’s day centre project as Tabora League for Children with the UK Charity Commission.
Robina Richter BSc MA
Retired Headteacher and Inspector of Primary Schools in UK.
From 1974-6 I was a maths and education lecturer with VSO in Kenya.
From 2015-17 I worked in Tabora, for “EQUIP”, a UK aid programme facilitating education officers and inspectors to raise educational standards in the region.
As volunteer and former Chair of Trustees of the charity Tools For Self Reliance I was fortunate to visit artisans groups in Tanzania. I am a lifelong supporter of Christian Aid. Annually I exhibit my textile art in the Emsworth Arts trail.
Leopold Sutton, MA PGCE
Management Consultant at Deloitte UK
Trustee since 2018, working as part of the finance team
Local Board member for University of Brighton Academies Trust
Volunteer and Trustee for TLC since 2011
Previously worked as a freelance Film Camera Grip , Film and Television
Other voluntary roles currently for :
Hurst Water meadows Trust - conservation work
BBC Pensions - visitor
Sandy Bharat BA (Hons)
TLC volunteer then Trustee since 2009 with special regard for Sponsorships.
Former Director then Trustee, International Interfaith Centre; Trustee, World Congress of Faiths; RE teacher.
Author, Editor and contributor to various academic, teaching and faith publications on Hinduism and interreligious issues.
Recent volunteer support for Yogananda Seva, Oxford Homeless Project, U3A as Group Coordinator.
BA Community Development
Diploma Rail Administration