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Out of love for children, Cornel Ngaleku Children Centre provides a caring home for Tanzanian orphans affected by poverty or HIV/AIDS.
Cornel Ngaleku Children Centre was established by Mr Michael Shirima, a Tanzanian entrepreneur, who donated land inherited from his late father Cornel Ngaleku Shayo to build the Centre on the lower eastern slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro only 1Km from the Kenyan border and funded its construction.
It was always a dream of Mr Shirima’s to provide loving care for the growing number of children in his home district of Rombo in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania who were orphaned due to HIV/AIDS or otherwise lacked family care.
In September 2006 the first babies were accepted after referral from the Rombo District Social Welfare Officer; within 3 months the number had increased to 12 and by 2010 60 children were living at the Centre under the care of nuns from the Ursuline Order whose vocation is the care of children.
Our website showcases the Centre; the facilities, the staff and especially the children whose happy faces you can see in the Photo Album and elsewhere. We warmly invite you to tour our site and if you are as inspired to do so, donate using our secure donation facility or other means as outlined on our Donate page, to ensure the high standards of care we provide can continue.
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Our Contact Us page has an online email facility so we can answer any questions you may have.
Our audited financial statements are also available on the Funding page.