TABORA

Team

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

 

 

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Assistant Centre Coordinator and Librarian:

Charles Simon

 

 

Trustees

UK

Sandy Bharat
Anna Brohan
Meg Brohan
Siobhan Collins
James Howson
Joshua Lewis
Margaret Paton
Robina Richter
Dave Scott
Leopold Sutton
Joanna Vinall
Beth Tomkinson

Jo Dawson

Volunteer

Joshua Lewis

Trustee

Tamsin Bradley

Volunteer

Crissy Berry

Volunteer

Siwan Griffiths LLB (Law)

Solicitor

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

Volunteer

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

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

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

Volunteer

Recently retired research professor (neuroscience)
Providing assistance with grant funding

Marion Windsor BA (Homs)

Volunteer

Volunteer since I retired in 2010.
Responsible for gift aid.

Kate O'Brien

Volunteer

Joanna Vinall BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE 

Trustee

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

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

Trustee

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

Trustee

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.

 

Siobhan Collins

Trustee

O.T. Technician.
TLC Trustee.
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 

Trustee

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

Trustee

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

Trustee

Management Consultant at Deloitte UK
Trustee since 2018, working as part of the finance team
Local Board member for University of Brighton Academies Trust

David Scott

Trustee

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
Workaid-Area organier
BBC Pensions - visitor

Sandy Bharat BA (Hons)

Trustee

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.

Matthew Rud

Volunteer

Angelina Nyanda 

BA Community Development

Dotto Iddi

Diploma Rail Administration

Annastazia Dickson

Volunteer

Volunteers

ACTIVE

Crissy Berry
Tamsin Bradley
Jo Dawson
Annastazia Dickson
Siwan Griffiths
Miranda Holmes
Dotto Iddi
Angelina Nyanda
Kate O'Brien
Terry Richtor
Pippa Rollins
Matthew Rud
Andy Smith
Marion Windsor