Board of Directors
Mr. Sabas Masawe
Board Member / Chairperson

Masawe has been working on child rights since 1996 with Kuleana Child Rights Organization and thereafter with Action Aid Tanzania as Policy advisor. For two years Masawe worked in a Consortium dealing with HIV/AIDS project supervising the component of Stigma and Discrimination Reduction under Muhimbili University College.

The main focus here was on orphans and HIV/AIDS positive children not excluding adults.

For the last six years Masawe has been the Project Coordinator of Dogodogo Centre that advocates for child rights with special focus on children working and living on the streets in Dar es Salaam.

Justa Mwaituka
Secretary of the Board

1999-Present, Kiota Women Health and Development Organisation (KIWOHEDE), Founder Member, working as an Executive Director, participating in administration, research, fund raising , managing of programs, monitoring and evaluation and documentation on juvenile justice, child trafficking, child prostitution, child labour, and harzadous child domestic work(mainly for girls ). Prevention of sexual abuse and violence within the families, prevention of HIV/AIDs among youth and children and care for orphans .Development of community working structures,and setting and maintaining shelters ,policy lobbying and advocacy,networking nationally and internationally.

Long experience in provision of nursing and midwifery care and services, community and primary health care services , health education, child rights promotion and prevention of child sexual abuse, trafficking and prostitution ,child counselling and trauma reductionyouth ,children ,and women empowerment and trainings, initiate local community project management, research and documentation.

Richard Mabala
Board Member

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

Dr. Clement Mashamba
Board Member

J. Clement Mashamba is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and visiting lecturer at St. Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT). He has served as the founding Executive Director of the National Organization for Legal Assistance (nola) for about ten years. He is also a member of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) (2010-2015). He holds an LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania); an LL.M. (Socio-economic Rights) and a Ph.D. (Human Rights & Juvenile Justice) from the Open University of Tanzania.

Mashamba has written extensively in the fields of human rights and law in Tanzania. Amongst his recent works include When the Law Enhances Corruption in Tanzania: An Enigma in a Legal Regime Needing Reform, (editor), published by nola in 2004; Using the Law to Protect Children Rights in Tanzania: An Unfinished Business – Working Papers and Articles (editor), published by nola in 2004; Human Rights in Pemba: Reflections on the Pemba May 2003 By-Elections, nola (2006); Judicial Protection of Civil and Political Rights in Tanzania: Cases, Materials and Commentary, nola/IPPL (2010); Introduction to Family Law in Tanzania, nola/IPPL (2010); and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Tanzania: Law and Practice, Mkuki & Nyota Publishers (2013).

Darius L. Mhawi
Board Member

Title : Programme Coordinator - 2003 - 2013

Organisation : Tukolene Youth Development Centre - Dar Es Salaam

Personal Descriptions : Educationist/Development Worker and Child Rights Activists

Experience : Over 15 years in NGO sector

Professional :

  • Educationist
  • Child Right Activists
  • WASH Specialist
  • OD Trainer
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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