The Good Hope Team

Oliver Canada
Oliver is Good Hope’s founder and director. She has many years of experience working in home-based healthcare and with the local government. At Good Hope she coordinates local workers and handles the communication with local authorities, teachers and parents. She also counsels parents and our Good Hope students and mentors the students in the Sponsorship Program.

Sarah Ngina
Sarah is Good Hope’s project manager. She has a diploma in Primary School education and has many years of experience working for women’s empowerment organizations. At Good Hope she coordinates the on-site teaching program with its local and international teachers and currently develops our new program to support teenage-mothers.

Janine Häbel
Janine is Good Hope’s co-founder and co-director. As a trained anthropologist she supports the communication between local and international employees and counsels on intercultural awareness. She coordinates Good Hope’s fundraising activities, and overviews technical solutions for our organization.

Hussein Abdallah
Teacher Hussein is our main teacher in our Stepping Stone Program. He holds a diploma in early childhood education. He has 15 years of teaching experience in an English speaking school and tuition center.

Thomasi Kisanga
Teacher Thomas is our teaching intern. He supports both our office staff and the Stepping Stone Program. He holds a B.A. in Education.

Olivari Massawe
Teacher Olivari is our main teacher in our Kindergarten Program in the mornings, as well as our Afternoon Tuition Program.

Our Structure

In 2016 Good Hope formalized our governance structure to ensure transparency, provide appropriate oversight, and derive benefit from the guidance and advice of our international supporters.

Good Hope is governed by a Board of Directors made up of local Tanzanians who share an interest in our community organization. There is an international advisory board that is available as a resource to both the local Good Hope leadership and the board of directors:

Board of Directors
Goodbless Temba, teacher at Mji Mpya Secondary School, Chair of the Board
Oliver Canada, Good Hope Director
Hamadi Abdulaiya, head teacher at St. Theresia Secondary School
Kissa Massawe, Good Hope attorney
Restituta Kissoly, teacher at Langoni Primary School
Mbarako Mcharo, governmental social worker
David Massawe, member of local government

German Advisory Board
(via the registered NGO Good Hope e.V.)

Janine Häbel
Maximilian Gschwendtner
Tanja Löcker
Katharina Mergenthaler
Susanne Lehnhart
Stefanie Frischknecht
Stefanie Heinzelmann
Carlotta Fabian
Philipp Marchand