Meet our Teams
The Livingstone Tanzania Trust works in close partnerships with the Maisha Capacity Development Opportunity (MCDO), our delivery partner in Tanzania - Maisha means life
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.
Julian Page - Director, Founder, Trustee LTT
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. In 2018 Julian received the prestigious “Social Impact Award” from the Alumni of Westminster University for his work in Tanzania
Sophie Wotton - Community Programmes Manager LTT
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.
Elizabeth Brown - Fundraiser
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.
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.
Jasson Kahembe - Director and Reverend
Jason established the Maisha (Life) Capacity Development Opportunity (formerly 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
Yohana Justin - Education Programmes Officer
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.
Happiness Dawson - Women and Girls Programme Officer
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.
Robsone Benedicto- Agricultural and Livestock Officer.
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.
Helena - Office assistant
John Martin - CASO
Joseph Sanka - CASO
James - Mechanic and driver
Rahim Idd - CASO
Lazaro Mohamed - CASO
Founded by Julian and Clive, our Trustees are all people whose skills and enthusiasm are invaluable to the work we do.
Julian is the 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. In 2018 Julian received the prestigious “Social Impact Award” from the Alumni of Westminster University for his work in Tanzania.
Tum has worked in both the private and humanitarian sectors in the UK and Africa. His background is in marketing and fundraising, and he has a keen interest in exploring the common spaces between enterprise and development as well as the impact of digital technologies on poverty reduction. He is currently working for a global development charity as Head of Corporate Partnerships.
Mike Hodd - Retired
Michael is an economist, who was educated at Cambridge, the London School of Economics (LSE) and Princeton, and who has taught at universities in Australia, London, India, and Tanzania. He first visited Tanzania in 1973 and has returned to work there numerous times. Michael is currently Vice-Chancellor of Baze University in Abuja, Nigeria. Mike has been awarded the honour of being voted BEST VICE CHANCELLOR in AFRICA 2015 by the All Africa Students Union.
Clive is the Chairman of LTT. He is responsible for our governance, general management, and accounting matters. Clive’s background is in the service sector, where he started, grew, and sold various businesses.
Niduk has worked on international development issues, including universalising workers’ rights, smallholder agriculture, water, health, and education, since 2001. She holds degrees from McMaster University in Canada, and the London School of Economics and Middlesex University in the UK. She is now Principal of a boutique international development and philanthropic advisory firm.
Alix came to Babati in 2009 as a team leader and later joined LTT as an intern while we developed our early marketing and social networking strategies. Since then, Alix has worked for several excellent charities in a fundraising capacity, and she brings her experience to LTT as we seek to grow.
Tom first came to Babati as a volunteer in 2009 and has since returned as a volunteer leader. Between time, he gained a degree from Cambridge in History before joining the civil service.
Tom works as a specialist policy and advocacy adviser for a Fair Trade charity - skills that he also brings to LTT.
Partnerships in UK
LTT also have partnerships with organisations that share our ethos
We employ local craftspeople to improve the working environment
Shabani paints all our school murals