Hope is the parent of faith.

- C. A. Bartol


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He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
  -Revelation 21:4


The Tumaini Foundation was founded in 2004 to pursue this MISSION: bring humanitarian relief and provide for sustainable development by providing local African communities with needed medical supplies and educational support.


Based on needs and local partnerships developed, the Tumaini Foundation is currently pursuing two projects in Africa: Expanding opportunities to serve the villages surrounding N’Gatta-Doloukro in the Ivory Coast and expanding a primary school facility in the rural village of Kimisa in northwest Tanzania.


The Tumaini name comes from the Swahili word for hope. Through our work and your support, the Tumaini Foundation is bringing hope – through education and healing – for those in need in Africa.


http://www.champaignschools.org/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/board-members/bambenek_0.jpgThe Tumaini Foundation was founded by John Bambenek, the President & CEO of Bambenek Consulting, an information technology (IT) consulting firm focused on cybersecurity and cybercrime. He is also a visiting instructor for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Computer Science Department, teaching a hands-on course on various topics in information security.


Education has always been an important part of John’s life. To ensure that all children have access to a high quality education, John both founded the Tumaini Foundation to serve children in Africa, and also serves locally on the Champaign School board.


John and his wife, Rebekah, have four children. They are active in St. Matthew Catholic Church in Champaign.