Meet our Teams
The Livingstone Tanzania Trust enjoys close partnerships with the Manyara Community Development Organisation, Inspire Worldwide and Books4Africa.
The UK team works as a family, with all encouraged to participate and contribute equally. None of us 'clock watch' because we believe in what we are doing - and we love seeing the changes that result from our work.
The MCDO team
Most of the Tanzania team work from our office/house in Babati, while three of our CASOs live and work in their communities.
Partnerships in UK
Julian is the founder of LTT and its Director. He earned a Masters degree in International Development from Westminster University, London, which provided the inspiration for establishing LTT. Julian brings many years of management experience in facilities and catering management to the day-to-day operations of LTT. His Quaker values and passion to bring about positive change in a peaceful way provides his motivation.
Jason established the Manyara Community Development Organisation Ltd (MCDO) in 2012 and is their Project Director. His role is to work with the different local stakeholders to help them develop ideas and prepare project proposals for consideration. He is responsible for the delivery of each project, monitoring their progress and providing feedback. Jason is also a Lutheran Reverend.
We have a long term relationship with Inspire Worldwide who manage the team volunteer trips
Sophie worked as an intern with LTT before joining us on a part-time basis in April 2015, and became a full-time member of the team in August 2016. With a Masters degree in International Development, Sophie uses her skills and passion to help us research some of the more technical projects, ensuring that best practice is at the fore front of what we do.
Yohana is the Team and Education Officer. He manages the team on a day-to-day basis, as well as managing our relationships with schools and their programmes. As well as supervising all the building projects, Yohana also runs our Health Awareness projects, explaining to the community the importance of good diet and hygiene.
Elizabeth has over 12 years' experience in the charitable and social finance sectors. Her earlier roles were in fundraising and administration for charities and helping to manage a charitable trust. More recently, she worked as a sustainability analyst for a leading ethical bank. Elizabeth joined LTT on a part-time basis in June 2014.
Happiness joined the team in January 2017 after working on a research programme with us during the previous summer. Happiness looks after our Women and Girl programmes, including all the Savings and Loans programmes. Happiness has also helped to localise the MHM programme, ensuring it is culturally appropriate.
Robbie joined the team in January 2017. He has been instrumental in helping the CASOs settle into their positions, and has helped to scale the agricultural programmes up and out.
We employ local craftspeople to improve the working environment
Shabani paints all our school murals