Board of Directors



Susan has been a close part of our family for many years and we all always look forward to her annual volunteer stay with us in Tanzania. Sue is a beloved member of the Tarangire House at the Children’s Village and in addition to sharing walks with the children and celebrations with the mamas she always uses her 20 years of retail management experience with Polo Ralph Lauren to whip our storage containers that house our supply of clothing, shoes and more into shape each year!



India Howell has lived and worked in Tanzania since 1998. She has devoted her life to improving the lives of orphaned and marginalized children. She founded the Rift Valley Children’s Village in 2004 by opening her own home to 17 children in need. Little did she know that one day over 90 children would be living with her at RVCV. Today India is the legal guardian of over 90 children and she is known throughout northern Tanzania as ‘Mama India,’ a woman who has provided not only a home to unwanted children but hope and employment to villagers who have never had a job, and scholarships to high achieving students in the local community. India is the first to say that she has not done this work alone. Hardworking and selfless, practical and compassionate, she inspires tremendous loyalty from friends and colleagues. India has found her work, her passion, and her home in Tanzania.



John joined the TCF Canada board in February, 2015. He currently lives in Calgary and has over 30 years of engineering, project management and business development experience with public and private companies. During a 5 year span, John had the opportunity to work at a private foundation where he was introduced to India Howell and the Tanzanian Children’s Fund. Since that time John has had 2 amazing visits to the children’s village and he remains a champion of the organization’s continued success.


The Tanzanian Children’s Fund of Canada is a Canadian Registered Charity.

Charitable Registration number is: 829450394RR0001


To advance education and relieve poverty by providing publicly available scholarships, bursaries, and other forms of financial assistance to underprivileged youth in Tanzania.

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