Our Story

Founded by Dr Alan Watson in 1998, the Katoke Trust for Overseas Aid is funding and supporting a sustained, multipronged attack on extreme poverty in the Katoke area of Tanzania. The Trust is a grass-roots Christian organisation that provides aid for people irrespective of their race, colour or religion. Administered and run by a passionate group of volunteers in Sydney, Australia, the Trust projects are cost efficient and delivery- effective with virtually 100% of proceeds going directly to the Trust’s projects in Tanzania.

Education is the most sustainable form of aid and is the cornerstone of our work. The major project, the secondary school, is meeting the great need for secondary education in Tanzania where less than a third of children had access to an education beyond primary school.

The Trust partners with the local community and churches, especially with the Anglican Church, which owns the 804 acre Katoke site where the secondary school is located. Through building strong local partnerships, the Trust seeks to prepare local people to take charge of their own development. Our aim is to build leaders who will be able to take initiative and ensure the sustainability of projects.