Board of Directors

The current Board of Directors is the second Board elected in the Annual General Meeting held on the 16th June, 2016. Their term will wind up in 2021. There are seven of them, of which four are new members, and three are saving second term.

Mr. Sabas Benedict Masawe
Board Member / Chairperson

Coordinator, Dogodogo Centre Street Children Trust

Mr. Sabas Benedict Masawe, popularly known as Mzee Masawe, is an Ex-Jesuit Missionary, and a known long serving child rights activist. His history in the child rights sector is backed to 90’s with his work among others being with the most prominent child rights institution, Kuleana child rights centre and has seen the evolving history of child rights activism and defending initiatives in the country through. He has vast experience in Conflict resolution, Leadership, Management, Policy Advisory and Networking. Now he is saving as a Coordinator of Dogodogo Centre Street Children Trust, which focuses on rights of the children on the move and those living and working on the streets in Dar Es Salaam.

Adv. Edna Faustine Kamaleki
Board Member

Managing Director, Legal & Child Rights Consult Organization

Edna is Practicing Advocate of the High Court, Founder and Managing Director of Legal & Child Rights Consult Organization. She is a known Child Rights Consultant with More than 12 years of working experience. Her field of expertise include child rights, child protection, governance, human rights, gender based violence, conflict resolution and policy analysis accumulated from her previous work with UN and international organizations. She brings with her, in-depth knowledge of and experience in the field of child justice, and child protection and child policies and strategies in general.

Ms. Angela Benedicto Mnagoza
Board Member

Executive Director, WoteSawa Organization

Angela is an Award Winner of Young Queen Leaders from Common Worth Countries for promoting the rights of the child domestic workers. Angela founded the WoteSawa Organization which provides support to the child domestic workers out of her personal experience of growing orphan and her previous work as a child domestic worker. For over the past five years, she has devoted her life in promoting women and children’s rights especially the rights of child domestic workers, providing immediate support, awareness raising on the protection needs and attempting to change public attitudes towards this marginalized workforce.

Mr. Koshuma Shabani Mtengeti
Board Member

Executive Director, Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF) 

Koshuma Mtengeti is a child rights expert and social science researcher with 15 years’ experience of working with community development and human rights organizations. His areas of technical expertise include designing and managing of the child rights and research projects, advocacy on policy reform, preparation and administering of the trainings, evaluation and monitoring of projects. He has managed a number of child rights projects, researches and trainings on diverse issues; ranging from children rights to education, health, protection and participation to macro-policy issues as well as contemporary issues such as democracy, good governance and poverty in general.

Mwl. Richard Frank Satterthwaite Mabala
Board Member

Executive Director, Taasisi ya Maendeleo Shirikishi ya Vijana Arusha (TAMASHA).

Richard, is popularly known as Mwalimu Mabala, and other related names for his respectful work in facilitation and the vast series of books he has authored, as an academic writer, columnist and novelist. Mwalimu Mabala is Tanzanian holding several awards including the Harlow the Burt Prize for African Literature, and the Africa wide competition for writing for children on the environment. He grew up in his carrier from the secondary school teacher in central Tanzania, to the Lecturer at the University of Dar Es Salaam and ended up in high level Regional UN work before founding and now the Executive Director of TAMASHA, an institution focusing on young people and youth participation and empowerment in development.

Mr. Evans Melkion Tegete
Board Member

Managing Director of Friends of Don Bosco (WatotoWetu Tanzania)

Evans is a Founder and Managing Director of the then which has been transformed to be known as WatotoWetu Tanzania A Non-Governmental Organization/ He brings with him strong facilitation skills with children, a known Youth Facilitator on various Child Rights related topics, life skills and HIV/AIDS. He is Human Resource Manager by profession and a talented Master of ceremony. He is a passionate with community work with children an area he has strong knowledge of with focus on helping most vulnerable children and youth in need.

Mr. Darius Lewis Mhawi
Board Member

Programme Coordinator Tukolene Youth Development Centre 

Darius Mhawi brings with him Organizational Development skills, and is known for his strong background work with children and youth in urban communities for over ten years, where he has been working to provide education opportunities for those who missed it, and advocated for the rights of the child with local authority and national levels. He is a teacher by profession and journalism background with strong knowledge in work around Water and Sanitation in schools and communities, the area of which he has been contributing through support in governance, policy and advocacy related initiatives at TAWASANET, a national network of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in Tanzania.

Peace for all children

Did you know?

The Law of the Child Act 2009 standardise the definition of a child in the country. Sec 4(1) A person below the age of eighteen years shall be known as a child.

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