The board of trustees of the Kili Centre is made up out of the following people:
SECRETARY, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF KILI CENTRE
My name is Michael Mpombo, I was born in one of central regions of Tanzania, in an extended family of more than 30 members. I grew up and was schooled there during my primary education studies before starting my secondary education studies at Marangu secondary school in Kilimanjaro region.
Now I am living and working in Kilimanjaro region as a founder and director of Kilimanjaro Centre for Orphans and Street Children. Before founding Kili Centre I had been working in two organizations that are working within the same sector as the Kili Centre – Malezi Society of Street children in Singida region and Mkombozi Centre for Street Children in the Kilimanjaro region. At Malezi society I worked for two years as a street worker and at Mkombozi I worked for six years as a street worker/educator (3 years) and community development worker (3 years).
I am a trained Community Development Worker in Community Based Development and Project Management at PREMESE DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE in Nairobi – Kenya (www.premeseafrica.org). I have other certificates in different development courses such as Project Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Results Based Management, Street Business Education, Strategic Planning, Peer Support Methodologies, Training and Facilitation Techniques, Conflict mediation & Participatory Research Methodologies with Children.
As a board member of the Kili Centre, I will contribute in areas of organizational, project development and management. Practically I will continue to develop and oversee the organization’s policies, proposals, programs, plans and activities. I will be responsible for managing, fundraising, reporting, recruiting and supporting staff and volunteers.
My motivation behind of founding Kili Centre is influenced by my historical background. So, as part of giving back to my community, I decided to give myself holistically in supporting children and especially the vulnerable ones as also I believe the foundation of good nation is through investing in children.
DR. OMAR SULEIMAN KIZANGO
MEMBER AND ADVISOR OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF KILI CENTRE
My name is Dr. Omar Suleiman Kiki Kizango. I was born on 15th December 1955 at Makuyuni village, Korogwe district – Tanga region in Tanzania. I am married and I have children. I schooled at Ntalawanda school for my primary education studies and for my secondary education studies at Minaki (O-level sec. education) and Azania (A-level sec. education).
I am a trained professional in accounts, accounts management, accounts auditing and administration. I have a doctorate degree in Literature. I am also a registered with National Board of Accounts and Auditors – NBAA, Tax Consultant with Tanzania Revenue Authority – TRA, member of Institute of Professional Managers and Administrator – IPMA and a Fellow of the Institute of Commercial Management – Finst.CM.
I have been working in different places due to my professional carrier. I worked as Asist. Financial Accountant Corn Pak Ltd., Karachi-Pak, Asist. Cost & Fin. Analyst Crescent Pak (p) Ltd Karachi – P, Asist. Accountant, Holy Family Hospital, Karachi Pak. Cost Accountant, Head of Accounts Department NDC- Mbeya Farm Implements – Mbeya, Chief Accountant, Finance & Administration Manager, Tanzania Wood Industry Corporation – TWICO Mafinga Sawmills – Iringa and Tembo Chipboards Ltd- Mkumbara –Mombo.
I also worked as a Member of Parliament for Korogwe District and Korogwe West – Tanga Region for 10 years, Deputy Minister; Labour and Youth Development of Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and a Corporate Consultant – PLASCO Ltd.I also worked as Head, Finance & Admin. Tanzania Coffee Research Institute – TaCRI, in Kilimanjaro region.
My involvement with Kili Centre is influenced by my historical background. I like to help children and youths in order to realize their dreams in life. By being at Kili Centre I think I have a greater chance of being close to my target audience for maximum support for their development. I believe that children and youths have to be protected and developed in their capabilities.
(MEMBER AND ADVISOR OF FINANCE OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF KILI CENTRE).
My name is Consol Phillip. I am 37 years old and from Tanzania. I am a trained as an accountant in Finance Management. Currently I am working as a financial administrator of Mkombozi Centre for Street Children in Moshi town. I have been working as financial administrator for 13 years in this organization.
As a board member of the Kili Centre I contribute in areas of my expertise; technically on accounts and finance management of the organization. I predominately support the finance unit at Kili Centre on how to keep accurate and transparent financial records of the organization imparting my skills and knowledge to all dealings of financial matters at Kili Centre ensuring smooth financial operations.
My motivation to work with Kili Centre is characterized by the fact that I like to support children and do not like to see children suffering. This is why I decided to work with Mkombozi and then the Kili Centre because these initiatives interests are in supporting children. I believe that children should be protected from any harmful situations like exposure to street life, war, violence, etc. Together we can help make a difference in the lives of orphans and street children.
(MEMBER AND ADVISOR OF SOCIAL ISSUES OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF KILI CENTRE).
My name is Steven Gumbo and I was born 10th December 1957 in Kideleho village, Handeni district of the Tanga Region, Tanzania. I am married and have children.
I attended different schools for my primary education. These included Chemchem Extended School (Iramba district, in Singida region), Mgera, Mkonje and Kwamkono primary schools (Handeni district, Tanga Region). For my secondary education studies I studied at Umbwe Sec. School in Moshi rural, Kilimanjaro Region (O-Level) and Milambo Secondary School in Tabora Urban (A-Level).
I am a professionally trained Social Worker. I have an Advanced Diploma in Social Work acquired from the National Social Welfare Training Institute of Tanzania in Kinondoni District, Dar Es Salaam Region. I also have a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Social Work from the Open University of Tanzania.
Other certificates I hold are from short courses – such as Legal and Probation, Community Services Management, Computer and Software Management, Excellence Award on Remand Home and Approved School Service Delivery, Training and Facilitation Techniques, Participatory Action Research (P.A.R.), Information Guide on Service Providers and Certificate on being the Best ‘National Worker of the Year 1986’.
From January 1979 to March 1980, I worked at Tanzania People’s Defence Forces in Uganda during Kagera war. On 9th March 1980 I was employed by Social Welfare Department and located in Regional Welfare Office where from 30th October 1980 to July 1982 I became Officer In-charge of Moshi Juvenile Remand Home. From March 1985 to July 1985 I started working at the Moshi Regional Welfare Office and from July 1985 to May 1995, I became Officer In-charge at Njoro Disabled Camp- Moshi.
From May 1995 to date, I have been working as an Officer In-Charge at Moshi Remand Juvenile Home.
My involvement with Kili Centre is from a desire since I was a young to want to help vulnerable groups. This is what first drove me to get involved in social work activities. One of the most vulnerable groups in our society is street children and orphans. They are left with no one to take care of them and provide development services. This situation calls upon the people who have interests of children’s matters of which I am among them. This is also why I got involved with Kili Centre.
LISA FLOOKS JORGENSEN
(MEMBER OF KILI CENTRE´S BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND FUNDRAISER ADVISOR)
My name is Lisa but everybody knows me as Pia. Though my parents are British, I was brought up and educated in Spain. This is where I live and work as an English teacher for young children.
Several years ago I founded our charity registered organization named Tierra de Amani (Land of Peace). Our aim is to support vulnerable children in Tanzania, and right now we have focused on supporting Kilimanjaro Centre through fundraising and awareness of the street children’s needs. We are proud of being part of Kili centre, having seen it grow from a small project into a lovely and safe home for so many children.
I personally visit Tanzania once or twice a year and spend time with the kids and the caring staff of Kili Centre. I am also a member of the Board of Trustees, which allows me to have an overall view of the center’s monthly needs and decisions. Tierra de Amani has great faith in Kili Center’s future!