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Warren Oberst
2021

Warren Oberst

The David Chow Humanitarian 2021 Award

Warren Oberst was born on May 15th, 1959 in Orange County, California. Warren always had a close relationship to the Church and knew that he wanted to use his faith to do good for this world.
While working at Hidden with Christ Ministries, he and his wife decided to create a home for orphaned children in Tanzania. He founded Treasures of Africa Children’s Home in Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in September of 2008. He because the director and was responsible for all aspects of business operations, construction projects, outreach and social services in East Africa. During his time in Tanzania, he managed all day to day operations of orphanage projects. He also facilitated pre-school, K-12, vocational, special education and University instruction for over 65 abandoned and vulnerable children. In addition, he trained, coordinated, managed and built a team of over 30 employees who assisted the orphanage and organization locally in Tanzania. He was also the lead negotiator with Senior Tanzanian government officials to ensure non-profit status and other rigorous taxation and immigration regulations. Warren stayed in Tanzania for 13 years and then moved to Nashville, Tennessee to continue spreading the word and work of God.