Children's home staff

Administrator Beatrice Dyelu

Beatrice Dyelu is responsible for the administration of the orphanage and nursery as well as for the Primary School. She is responsible for contact between local authorities and the Board of Trustees. Beatrice was born on 23 April 1985 in the Songea region. She studied sociology and graduated with a bachelor's degree.

"I love my work with Tuwapende Watoto because I love children. It was my dream to work in an orphanage. Tuwapende Watoto is the place where I found my vocation".

Head of Children's Home Mama Bea Tyllia

Mama Bea

Mama Bea is the person in charge of the Tuwapende Watoto orphanage and has been working with the foundation since its opening in 2006. She was born on 8 August 1964 in the Kilimanjaro region. After completing her elementary education, she attended the College Upendo for two years . Mama Bea adores children and finds great joy in helping children. Her son Jackson also lives in the orphanage.

Mama Selina Shayo

Mama Selina

Mama Selina is a substitute for Mama Bea and she has been working for us since January 2008. She was born on 2 December 1981 in the Kilimanjaro region. After completing the elementary education, she attended the College Upendo for two years . Mama Selina shares the responsibility in the kitchen with Mama Joyce. She loves to cook for the children and also help them with their homework.

Mama Joyce Swai

Mama Joyce

Mama Joyce has been working for Tuwapende Watoto since December 2009. She was born on 5 June 1976 in the Arusha region. After completing the elementary education, she attended the College Upendo for two years. Mama Joyce shares the responsibility in the kitchen with Mama Selina. She adores to help children. Her daughter Nancy also lives in the orphanage.

Mama Merina Ilanda Khangaa

Mama Merina

Mama Merina is responsible for the cleaning and washing activities in the orphanage. She has worked for the Foundation since March 2010. The children assist in washing their own clothes and Mama Merina helps the children with this weekly chore. She was born on 26 February 1983 in the region of Dar es Salaam. Mama Merina attended primary school after and absolved the third grade.
Merina says, "I love working at Tuwapende Watoto, because with the salary that I earn I am able to build a good and secure living."

Accountant Joseph Makala

Joseph was born on January xx, 19xx in Dar es Salaam. He is responsable for the accounting of the Tuwapende Watoto children's home and school. Joseph lives in Boko, Dar es Salaam and he visits the children's home twice a week.

Baba Festo Nicholaus

Baba Festo

Baba Festo has been working with the Foundation since August 2007. He is in charge of the garden and its surrounding  landscape. With one of the school busses he drives the children to our School. In addition, as a talented craftsman, he can repair nearly anything. 

He was born on 26 April 1980 in the Kigoma region. He attended and finished elementary school in Kasangezi. Baba Festo loves to work for the Foundation and the children love to play football with him.

Baba Imanuel Kessy

Baba Ema

Baba Ima has been working for our Foundation since August 2008. He also drives one of the school busses, is a house-mechanic and a talented craftsman, he knows how to fix everything in a very short time. He is in charge of the solar collectors and for all technical facilities at the orphanage and at the school.

He was born on 25 December 1970 in the Morogoro region. After completing his primary school he finished an apprenticeship as a mechanic. Baba Ima loves to work for the Foundation Tuwapende Watoto.

Security Guard Elias Laiza Mesulai

Elias is responsible for the security of the orphanage. Elias has been with the Foundation since November 2011. He controls and surveys the plant from 20:30 p.m. to 6:00 a. m. The two guard dogs, Honey and Jerry also assist him. He was born on 6 June 1988 in the Arusha region.