About us

 History

TAQWA- Orphans Trust Tanzania (TAQWA) is a group of women who came together with a definitive vision of supporting the welfare of home-based orphans in Tanzania. As a first step towards its goal, TAQWA conducted a study to evaluate the existing situation of Orphans in Dar-es-salaam. The objective was to understand “What is happening with orphanages and home-based orphans in Tanzania”?

During the course of the study, several areas emerged as challenges for consideration such as education, accommodation, health, hygiene and safety, food and nutrition, and financial capacity of guardians in both orphanage centres and home-based orphans. Furthermore, the study findings clearly proved that, when Quran and Sunna are not followed, success in that endeavor is always close to impossible (does not happen). This is not to say that all orphanages have failed, but to confidently testify that over 98% of the 17 muslim – run orphanages in Dar es Salaam- Tanzania, that TAQWA assessed are struggling in improving the lives of orphans..

Therefore, TAQWA strongly promotes restraining muslim orphans to be raised in the orphanage centres as this adheres to the Islamic teachings of the holy Quran and Sunna. Home based orphan caring is affordable, easy to administer, easy to account for funds, and easy to show the direct impact in the lives of orphans.

“Whoever believes in Allah and the last day, let him maintain the bonds of kinship” (Bukhari). Based on this knowledge, TAQWA supports orphans who are leaving at home with their family members.

MANAGEMENT BOARD
DR. SALHA KASSIM
Executive Director
Profession: Lecturer and Engineer
AMINA AHMED MGWAMI
Executive Secretary
Profession: Marketing Specialist
MADAM KAMARIA
Director Orphan Programmes
Profession:
ZENA SAID
Director of Operations
Profession: Engineer & Procurement specialist
DR. TAUSI A. MKASIWA
Director of Finance
Profession: Lecturer & Accountant

OUR MISSION

To improve welfare of home-based orphans in Tanzania

OUR VISION
To be a role model in taking care of orphans as instructed by the noble holy Quran.

OUR CORE VALUES
Relying on the Holy Quran and Sunna regarding welfare of orphans

TAQWA is welcoming YOU ALL to support the welfare of home-based orphans for the betterment of their families and the society in general.