Board composition

Board composition – Our people come from all walks of life and are the energy and soul behind our organisation. They run our events, maintain our website, balance our books and help guide the future of our organisation. The committees shown in our organisational structure are made up of Doctors, Teachers, Professors, Accountants, Journalists, Tradesmen, Engineers, Pilots and more, all working towards one goal.

The Katoke Trust in Australia consists of:

– the executive management committee which meets atleast bi-monthly.

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Integrity and accountability

Non-for-profit status – The Trust is authorised by the NSW Government to raise funds for charitable purposes and endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient (DGR). The Trust is also registered with the Federal non for profit body, the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission (ACNC). 

In 2012 the work of the Trust was recognised when the President, Associate Professor Alan Watson, was invested by the Governor of New South Wales, as a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to the international community and to education. Continue reading “Integrity and accountability”

Purpose, strategy & culture

Purpose – The Katoke Trust is run by a group of passionate volunteers who share one vision. See our mission and vision statement.

Strategy – We have prepared a 10 year strategic plan for the Katoke Trust. It is reviewed annually.

Culture and beliefsThe Trust is an interdenominational Christian organisation that subscribes to the historic creeds and provides aid for people irrespective of their race, colour or religion. Members accept that all human beings are created in the image of God and are to be accorded equal worth, dignity and respect. We are motivated by the love of Christ who gave his life for mankind and in whom there is no division based on race, colour or social status.

Engagement and partnership

We plan and act in partnership. We are supported by and work closely with the local community in Tanzania, with government officials, community leaders, the Regional commissioner and the President himself to deliver focussed aid. We believe that “walking with” our local partners and building strong relationships is crucial to our objectives.

Historically funding for buildings and other projects has come through partnerships and relationships with private donors and organisations. Continue reading “Engagement and partnership”

Performance of the Trust and its projects

We deliver where it will be most effective and where there is most need – The principal activities of the Trust are focussed to north- western Tanzania. Tanzania is a peaceful country largely free of political unrest and the high levels of corruption that plague other developing countries.

We monitor and evaluate our projects We pilot small programs and after proving their success, seek to attract funding to implement these projects on a larger scale, reporting back to our sponsors on program process and outcomes.

Capacity building

Education underpins all projects as we offer a “hand-up” rather than “hand-out”. We aim to educate Tanzanians into professions and trades and in specific areas such as management and leadership.

Here in Australia we seek to recruit and brief suitable volunteers to work both here in Australia and on the ground in Tanzania. For further information, volunteer opportunities