Tuleeni Orphans Home was emanated from Mama Faraji’s own background as an orphan. “Tuleeni” is a voice from helpless children calling for help to be brought up just like other children who have lost one or both of their parents. The Word Tuleeni is Swahili word which Means ‘please care for us’. Every child needs care, love, peace, to be respected, education, and all daily social basic requirements including food, shelter and clothes.
Mama Faraji (Executive Director and Owner of Tuleeni) was staying with the Orphans since 2001 in her home but later on 2006 she decide to start an Orphanage after observing that the number of Orphans in her street increase so the possible way to help them is to keep them in the same area and make them live as a family. The reason pushes her to establish the Orphanage was to reduce the problems left to the children who are Orphans after the death of their parents.
In the beginning the center had 16 children where most of them were in primary school, later on the number of Orphans in the center increase from 16 – 48 then now 100 which is currently number of children in the Orphanage. Many of the children at Tuleeni Orphans Home are studying in different schools here in Moshi, where some are Pre-primary school and others are in secondary school.