Our Patron the High Commissioner of Tanzania in London
The Tanzanian High Commissioner to the UK, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, has been the official patron of Malaika Kids UK since 2014. In her acceptance letter as our Patron, Dr Migiro wrote: ‘… during our recent meeting I expressed my appreciation and that of the Government of Tanzania for the work Malaika Kids is doing to assist orphaned children in Tanzania’.
We are privileged to have the backing and support of the Tanzanian government at the highest level, as it gives us the confidence to keep expanding our charitable work.
Dr Migiro was previously Deputy Secretary General at the United Nations, the number two to Ban Ki-moon. According to Ban, “She is a highly respected leader who has championed the cause of developing countries”. She trained as a lawyer and held several ministerial positions before becoming Tanzanian Foreign Minister in 2007.
She finished her acceptance letter with the words: ‘I look forward to a close working relationship with… the entire Malaika Kids team throughout my tenure in London’.
James Kalinga, Manager of the Children’s Village Mkuranga and Nigel Fawkes, MKUK Hon President, were delighted to present Her Excellency with an Appointment of Patron certificate at a short ceremony at Tanzania House.
Media Ambassador of Malaika Kids UK
Jonathan Dimbleby – BBC Television and radio reporter, author, president of VSO and media Ambassador of Malaika Kids.
“I am very impressed by the work of Malaika Kids… This is a really well run young charity with a dedicated team of volunteers… please do all that you can to support them”
Ambassador for Malaika Kids, Netherlands
Mark van Eeuwen
Mark is a Dutch film and TV actor, best known for his role as Jack van Houten in the RTL soap ‘Good times, bad times’.
For many years Mark has been an avid ambassador for Malaika Kids Netherlands. Mark helps us with fundraising, establishing contacts with the media and the like and every year runs the Dam to Dam run for Malaika Kids.