Our Safe House

Our safe house and why we need it. Malaika Kids has a safe property in a poor area of Dar es Salaam. It's where we began - before we create ...read more

Christmas Appeal 2019

Please look out for our Christmas Appeal. This will start on November 25 and run until December 25. Donations received during that period w ...read more

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2019

Our thanks go to the 12 brave runners who completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 13 October. The rain held off for most of the ru ...read more

A Day in the life of a Malaika Kid

It is still dark, but I am awake and excited. Today is National Examination Day and I have waited a long time for this moment. I did well in ...read more

Challenges and Opportunities

The future of our older children is currently our biggest challenge. The boys below had just finished their national exams; they were ver ...read more

Films in Tanazania, Garden Party in UK

The chairman of Malaika Kids UK Alan Edwards and his wife Francesca (seen above in London with the Tanzanian High Commissioner Asha-Rose Mig ...read more

Children’s Village – a NEW Van

The picture below shows the floor of our old van. At the top left is the step to get into the van, and to the right is where the wheel goes. ...read more

Great Progress …

Recently we requested funds to help our neighbours, the Mkuranga Primary School, whose classroom construction programme had ground to a halt ...read more


First of all, we have hit our £10,000 target to help to finish the classrooms and build new toilets at Mkuranga Primary School. This is exc ...read more

MK Annual Report 2018

The Annual Report and Accounts of Malaika Kids INT for 2018 is now available.  You may read the report by clicking here MKINT Annual R ...read more

Halfway There!

Halfway There! You can do it! Just over one month ago, we launched a special appeal to help Mkuranga Primary School to facilitate a series ...read more

Annual General Meeting 2019

The Annual General Meeting of members of the Charity will be held at 5:00 pm on 14 May 2019 at the offices of PIMCO, 9-11 Baker Street, ...read more

Other April News

You can do it Malaika Kids has not been successful in securing a golf tournament in 2019. That may well reduce our income for the year. So ...read more

Nigel and Jane walk the Pilgrim’s Route

Walking the Pilgrim's Camino to Santago di Compostela Our ever-resourceful President, Nigel Fawkes writes: "My wife, Jane, and I are curre ...read more

Special Appeal for Mkuranga Primary School

Alan Edwards, the Chair of Malaika Kids in the UK, recently sent out this letter to our supporters concerning the local state primary school ...read more

Royal Parks Half Marathon 2019

We’d absolutely love you to take part in such an iconic event for us, and raise vital funds for orphans in Tanzania. The event take ...read more

Drills, extinguishers and fire safety

Children and staff at Malaika Kids recently took part in a workshop to learn about fire safety. Police officers from the district commiss ...read more

Encouraging words from Tanzania’s high commissioner

At Malaika Kids we were recently given a significant and very welcome mention from the Tanzanian  High Commissioner in London, Asha-Ro ...read more

Goodbye to Mama Magdalena

Mama Magdalena, who has been with us for many years, is shortly to marry and move many hundreds of miles to the north of the country. She ...read more

Back to school

Like many children in the UK, our kids at the Children's Village have gone back to their classes. These children are lucky to be goin ...read more

Merry Christmas and thank you for all your donations!

A big thank to you to all our supporters who donated to our Christmas appeal this year - and helped us raise a whopping £30K Our origina ...read more

Pineapple success for our self sufficiency project

At Malaika Kids we are trying to use our land to become self sufficient, growing our own food to feed the children and people who work a ...read more

It’s time…to play!

The work and school week has finished, and at the children's village that means there is one thing our children are excited about - play ti ...read more

The Malaika Kids tell us why your help is so important

All our children at Malaika Kids have dreams. Some want to go to university, others want to perform on the stage, some love sports and mo ...read more

Agricultural success at the Children’s Village!

Up to now, our agricultural efforts have been thwarted by a combination of poor soil, very hot weather, irregular rain, locusts, and our own ...read more

Help these children have a wonderful Christmas

The Chair of Malaika Kids, Alan and his wife Francesca will be travelling to Tanzania on November 25 and staying until December 15 – exact ...read more

The Christmas Campaign is live – and the kids tell us why your donations are so important

  There are many many reasons why your donation to Malaika Kids is important. https://youtu.be/ONjQ0XYFE5E Here, our children ...read more

Malaika Kids Match Funded Christmas Appeal 2018

Between 25th November and 16th December 2018 all donations – whether monthly or one-off – will be matched and effectively doubled. Thi ...read more

First steps for Yosef and Amir

It was a case of wobbly first steps for our two latest additions to the children's village! Two abandoned babies, Yosef and Amir, both un ...read more

Graduations and achievements for our kids!

Our children are working hard to secure themselves a positive future, and recently many of them have reaped the rewards of their efforts. ...read more

A reading treat for little bookworms!

Books are already a highlight for children at the village, helping them develop their English schools so that they can secure a place at sec ...read more

Royal Parks half marathon runners brave the elements to raise £8k

It was wet, it was windy and it was long. But they did it! Thank you to all of our 12 RPHM runners. Their efforts will make a huge di ...read more

The Malaika Kids Open at Denham was great!

So Never mind the Ryder Cup... On a lovely autumnal day in late September, the Denham Golf Club was looking its scenic best to host the sec ...read more

Reception Home Extension

In Dar-es-Salaam, the Reception Home is now accomodating not just the very newly arrived who are usually young children, but also some older ...read more

A Busy Day for James our Village Manager

A day in the life of James, our Village Manager At 6:00 a.m. the sun has just risen over the Children’s Village in Mkuranga. A cock is cr ...read more

Lunch with Malaika Kids’ patron

Recently, Alan Edwards - Chairman, Nigel Fawkes - President, and Francesca Edwards - Trustee from Malaika Kids UK had lunch with our pat ...read more

MK Annual Report 2017

The Annual Report and Accounts of Malaika Kids INT for 2017 is now available.  You may read the report by clicking here MKINT 2017 Annual ...read more

2nd Malaika Kids Golf Open

Denham Golf Club Golf, dine and support a worthy charity! The 2nd Malaika Kids Golf Open Day is arranged for Thursday 20th September 2018 ...read more

Annual General Meeting 2018

The Annual General Meeting of members of the Charity will be held at 5:00 pm on 8 May 2018 at the offices of PIMCO, 9-11 Baker Street, Maryl ...read more

New Year Message 2018

Thank You for a Great 2017 ... Now for 2018! A New Year message from the Chair of Malaika Kids, UK Alan Edwards. Thanks to our supporte ...read more

The Big Give 2017 – Thanks

For The Big Give 2017 Malaika Kids set a challenge to raise £6,750 that would be doubled by matched funding.  In the event the challen ...read more

A hole in one for Malaika Kids

Keen golfers took to the green to pitch their putts against each other at the first Malaika Kids Open. With prizes for the highest score ...read more

Fishing for answers on our village visit

Children at the Malaika Kids Village were able to learn about fishing and fish farming on our latest visit. For this trip we visited a sm ...read more

Children get the books, uniform and equipment they need for school

As the new school term is about to begin in Tanzania, at Malaika Kids we work hard to get children ready for lessons. Some of these take ...read more

Join us for the very first Malaika Kids Open in the UK!

There's still just time to test your swing and beat your rival's handicap, as Malaika Kids is holding our very first golf tournament in ...read more

Time to hit the beach!

At the Malaika Kids Children's Village we work hard to give children who have been orphaned or abandoned by their families a safe and stable ...read more

Getting on our bikes with our volunteers

Recently some of our volunteers returned to the Children's Village in Mkuranga, to be greeted by a gang very happy to see them! Marjolein ...read more

Tom raises £5k for Malaika Kids by taking on Mount Kilimanjaro

Having not slept in a tent for more than 30 years, Tom Totton always knew that climbing Kilimanjaro was going to be a challenge. Add to t ...read more

Rains begin in Tanzania bringing water – and great hope for our own harvest

The heavy seasonal rains have begun in Tanzania, giving the Malaika Kids Children's Village the chance to focus on agriculture. Rains me ...read more

Quiz fiends raise enough money to send children to primary school

Eager quiz-goers packed out the Malaika Kids London base earlier this month for the charity's annual quiz night. A total of 65 people to ...read more

It’s grades A to C for primary school children

Children at the Malaika Kids Children's Village are going to primary schools in Mkuranga as well as the Lifewaylight and are doing really w ...read more

Children on the Relatives Support Programme get their health insurance cards

For our Relatives Support Programme to work at Malaika Kids we need to make sure all the children we support through it have access to what ...read more

A Great Night Out!

A Great Night Out! [caption id="attachment_788" align="aligncenter" width="986"] Last year's quiz night[/caption] Our annual quiz nigh ...read more

Malaika Kids UK AGM 2017

Our 2017 AGM will be held at 120 Moorgate on Tuesday 14 March starting at 5:00pm. The Agenda is attached. Though you may already be aware a ...read more

Dates for your Diary

Dates for Diary - Malaika Kids 2017 14 March: 5 pm. Malaika Kids UK AGM. All welcome (only Members /Trustees can vote) at 120 Moorgate, Lo ...read more

Shezan Manji writes from Tanzania, January 2017

In December, we received one new child at the Reception Home. Fadhila Kimweli is three years old and cannot speak or hear. Her mother is not ...read more

What a Month! And What a Year!

A message from Alan Edwards the chairman of Malaika Kids, UK. Thank you all Big Givers! Our Christmas Appeal was tremendously success ...read more

The Relatives Support Programme – video

Learn about the Malaika Kids Relatives Support Programme in Tanzania.  You can see our video on YouTube by clicking here. Our work helps ...read more

We Said That We Would

In October of this year, Malaika Kids was approached by the District Commissioner of Mkuranga, where our Children’s Village is based. He ...read more

Meet Mary, Joseph… & Malcolm!

In this post, I am going to share three personal stories of children that we help through the Relatives Support Programme. These are our Mar ...read more

Discover. Donate. Double.

The Big Give Christmas Challenge : noon 29 Nov – noon 2 Dec Our unique Relatives Support Programme supports 67 children, and we are takin ...read more

From Abandonment to Training!

Children gaining apprenticeships, growing in confidence and working together to carry out daily tasks from washing to planting pineapple ...read more

New Tanzanian High Commissioner becomes Patron of Malaika Kids UK

H.E. Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro Tanzania High Commissioner London The recently appointed Tanzanian High Commissioner to the UK Dr. Asha-Rose ...read more

Amazing Charity Run

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon This run was a major success for Malaika Kids in October.  Our intrepid runners rolled out of b ...read more

MK Annual Report 2015

The Annual Report and Accounts for 2015 have now been submitted to the Charity Commission.  You may read the report by clicking here 2015 A ...read more

James in the Children’s Village Mkuranga

James in the Children's Village Mkuranga James Kalinga was appointed Village Manager for Malaika Kids Mkuranga in July 2013 and has now b ...read more

James Kalinga’s visit around the UK

James Kalinga's UK visit details James in the classroom at the Children's village Schools and Doctors James will visit three schools t ...read more

Annual Reception 13 September 2016

Annual Reception 2016 The Malaika Kids Annual Reception will take place this year rather earlier than in the past on Tuesday 13 September a ...read more

Quiz Night – June 2016

Please register at Eventbrite so we know that you're coming. ...read more

Annual General Meeting 2016

  NOTICE OF AGM of Malaika Kids UK on 10 May 2016 at 120 Moorgate, London, EC2M 6UR The Annual General Meeting of members of the Cha ...read more

We really prefer kids to be with their own families…

Thomas and Luta at the Malaika Kids Reception home in Dar-es-Salaam ...read more

Abandoned Christina taken into our Children’s village

We never know if the family can be traced for an abandoned child. Take Christina, for example... who then transfers to the Children's villag ...read more

NST Development Trust grant

With support from North South Travel - low cost flights, all profits to development Recently NST Development Trust made a welcome grant ...read more

In Memoriam – Gwenn Edwards

Gwenn was in our Children’s Village Mkuranga from September 2012 to February 2013. She had volunteered to help teach the children. ...read more

Glorious Garden Party & Reflection

Malaika Kids UK held a garden party for trustees, members and supporters on Sunday, August 9th, hosted by the Malaika Kids chairman and ...read more

Dar es Salaam Outreach

Malaika Kids also tries to help children who can – just about – remain in the community in Dar es Salaam. Through our Relatives Support ...read more

Every penny counts

Thanks for hosting the collection box! Jay Ravel and his wife Kish have allowed Malaika Kids to keep a collection box by the till in thei ...read more

Royal Parks – Half Marathon and Ultra

Royal Parks Foundation Both these London events have been popular with many people for fundraising on behalf of Malaika Kids. The Royal P ...read more

£1.38 per day

The real cost of looking after a child is only £1.38 per day, or £42.08 per month, or £504.96 per year. This breakdown includes the ...read more

High Commissioner of the United Republic

H.E. Peter Kallaghe High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania in London “It is with great pleasure that I formally accep ...read more

Running for Malaika Kids

This is the place where people can sign up to run the Royal Parks run for Malaika Kids ...read more

Jonathan Dimbleby video

Jonathan Dimbleby BBC television and radio reporter, author, president of VSO and Ambassador of Malaika Kids. Supports and endorses Malaik ...read more

Malaika Kids at a Glance

Malaika Kids rescues orphans and the most vulnerable children from the streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and gives them a stable, cared fo ...read more

Self Sustainability

At the Malaika Children's Village in Mkuranga we are working towards self sustainability as our contribution to the environmental health of ...read more

Our History 2007

Malaika Kids has a new bus! 25-01-2007 The Malaika Kids children’s home in Dar-es-Salaam has not had its own transport, a situation that ...read more

Our History 2006

Compensation of farmers Mkuranga Tanzanian Bank treats Malaika kids The rainy season causes a lot of damage Preparing the site in Mkura ...read more


£20 per month will help us look after one child placed in the Relatives Support Programme. £30 per month will help us to look after a chi ...read more


Our volunteers range from builders supervising the construction project to Dr Simon Cooper, our medical advisor. Currently we are looking fo ...read more

Our Children

Our children come from very poor backgrounds. Dar es Salaam is attracting ever more people from the countryside who move into the shanty ...read more

The Village

The plans for the Children’s Village in the countryside south of the capital, at Mkuranga grew from the heart-warming efforts of a number ...read more

Hello world!

Welcome to malaika-kids. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! ...read more

Introducing our new scholarship fund

Malaika Kids is setting up a scholarship fund to help children like Badru progress through the top end of school and through college. The fi ...read more

Looking forward to a brighter future

Badru Mahumud is now 16 years old. In January, he began his third year at Ujenzi Secondary School. We were fortunate to be with him when his ...read more

Mamas – the heart of all we do.

This is Ummy. She is the senior mother (mama) in the Children’s Village at Mkuranga. As a mama she takes care of eleven children who n ...read more

‘New’ Malaika Kids Website

Although this version of our website has been running for some months, it has taken some time to get used to the changed way of doing things ...read more

Ultra 2014 Terms & Conditions

Malaika Kids UK Royal Parks Foundation Ultra 2014 Terms & Conditions of Entry By applying for a place on the Royal Parks Foundation Ult ...read more

YouTube Video

Dutch members of  the Youth4Youth Cartouche Foundation volunteered with Malaika Kids. Here you can see them and the children in the Recep ...read more

Miss Commonwealth Africa

Mulki Kassu is a 22 year old Tanzanian and currently the holder of the Miss Commonwealth Africa Beauty Pageant Crown. In November 2013 Mulk ...read more

Family is Best

As soon as a child is placed in our care, we spend up to two years looking for relatives. We are convinced that growing up within the wider ...read more

Annual Reception 2013

Tuesday 26th November 2013 Malaika Kids UK held its annual evening reception It was an evening for all of our supporters and an opportunity ...read more

Education at the Children’s Village

Elizabeth (in the headscarf on the left) had had a terrible time before she came to us two years ago, and had missed a lot of schooling. Now ...read more

Malaika Kids Health Report

In July, Alan and Francesca Edwards had the opportunity to check the health of all the 64 kids in the Children’s Village, Mkuranga. A furt ...read more

Why Kim volunteered with us

Malaika Kids volunteer Kim Janssen, 23, from the Netherlands, has been volunteering with the charity for five months. Kim has just got a ful ...read more

Laptops for Malaika Kids

Post Office gives 97 laptops to Malaika Kids UK These have been delivered to Computers4Africa in Maidstone, where they are being checked an ...read more

Quest for self sufficiency continues

Self Sufficiency at Malaika Kids Children's Village. At Malaika Kids we have always wanted to be self sufficient - to get the most out of wh ...read more

Crocs USA helps Malaika Kids

Crocs USA has chosen Malaika Kids as their charity to support this year and handover the shoes in person. We thank them for their support i ...read more

Forgotten France – Fully Booked!

Malaika Kids is sorry to tell you that the unique wine tasting experience in aid of Tanzanian orphans is now fully booked. This unique wi ...read more

Volunteer needed at our Village

Malaika Kids Tanzania is looking for motivated and enthusiastic volunteers who can help to give our children a better future. What's Involv ...read more

Opportunity to help Tanzanian children

Spotting an unusual opportunity to help Tanzanian children. Donations are an important part of the work of Malaika Kids to support us to he ...read more


Malaika Kids meets the President of Gabon at Africa Day. Malaika Kids recently took part in Africa Day to tell people about Malaika Kids an ...read more

An exciting new way to raise funds

As we all become more used to quicker, faster technology, at Malaika Kids we want to get involved with new technology and try and make it ea ...read more

Introducing Challenge for MK volunteer

Alan introduces Malaika Kids’ new theme of Challenge, where we are trying to encourage volunteers to take on a new challenge to help the c ...read more

Red dye and bandages for health training

Red dye, bandages and mock injuries were the order of the day at Malaika Kids Children’s Village as members of the village – and very en ...read more

Jackline’s Story

ALL the children at the Malaika Kids Children’s Village and Reception Home have their own unique stories – and Jackline is no different. ...read more

British 2011 10k Update

Well done to our team for running the British 10k for Malaika Kids! Amongst the 25,000 runners and with a backdrop of London's top sites, se ...read more

Visit Ton and Chris in 2011

Ton Willemsen, our chairman of Malaika Kids Netherlands, visited Malaika Kids Village this month together with his wife Chistine. The main p ...read more


Finally the library is up and running! There’s no doubt the children are enthusiastic about their new library. When trying to sort it int ...read more

London 2011 Conference

The Malaika Kids International Conference took place in London this year over the weekend of 28-30th January. This was the first time it ha ...read more

Our History 2005

Street children helping street children The first building blocks! Help for Habibu Support from the district commissioner in Mkuranga ...read more

Our History 2004

House rented in Dar-es-Salaam First children were taken in The children go to school Support of the bank Children tested for HIV/AIDS: ...read more