Board Of Directors

This is the list of our board of Directors :

Mrs. ANGELA BENEDICTO
Board of Director

Secretary

She has more than ten years of experience advocating for the rights of Child and Young Domestic Workers in the Tanzania. Angela, a former domestic worker, is committed to defending the rights of domestic workers, and to fighting against child trafficking in Tanzania. Angela has received several awards and recognitions, both from the government and International organizations for her outstanding work in advocating the rights of domestic workers and countering human trafficking in the country. Angelas strong leadership and interpersonal skills has enabled her to build a team of young professionals who are working with her, at WoteSawa, pursuing the mission and vision of the organization. Practically, Angela supports the implementation of Child Act of 2009, Ant-Trafficking Act of 2008, Employment and labour relations Act of 2004 and other International Convention and NPA-VAC. Angela holds a bachelor degree in laws from the Open University of Tanzania, which she successfully pursued under the support of Baker McKenzie Firm, through Children United, both based in London,UK. The Baker McKenzie Firm acknowledged Angelas great leadership potentials, and decided to sponsor her to further her education. In 2011, Angela attended the international Labour conference in Geneva, which was organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO).The aim was to lobby the representatives, from almost 396 countries from all over the World, to sign the ILO Convention No. 189 - on decent work for domestic workers. In 2012, Angela attended a Women Forum in Turkey Istanbul whereby she shared her life experiences- as a domestic worker- and the real situation of domestic workers in Tanzania, to the other participants who attended from different countries. Angela has attended several other trainings and conferences which has continued to build her capacity in advocating the rights of domestic workers in the country. To this effect, In 2013 Angela was selected by US Embassy in Tanzania under US Department of State to attend International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP)in the USA through which she managed to maintain a good relationship with a USA community, Kalamazoo, who have continued to support different initiatives - to empower girls in Tanzania. In 2015, Angela was awarded by Her Majesty the Queen of England as among of the 6o Young people from Common Wealth Countries whose work is incredible in their society. Angela is empowering Child domestic Workers in the country, majority being girls, to understand their rights, laws which protect them and know their responsibilities. Angela stands as a role model to girls, who are able to relate their stories with hers - being a domestic worker and be able to rise to have a good education and a leader. Through Angelas life experience and work, many girls have been inspired and are on the right track to changing their stories- dismantling the stigma that,"being a domestic worker you cannot mount to anything - be a leader or live a successful life in the community". Angela does advocacy campaign to local and central Government making sure that the protection and welfare of Child Domestic Workers are enhanced in the country. She is encouraging parents /guardian to send their girl child to school instead of sending them to work as domestic workers where they face abuse & exploitation, and are at high risk of being infected with HIV and other STDs. She also encourages girls and young women to offer their meaningful participation and involvement in different efforts/initiatives concerning them in the country. Angela is a goal oriented and compassionate, self-motivated and hardworking individual who works tirelessly to see that domestic workers rights are recognized and respected in the country, domestic workers work and contribution to the economy is accorded the due respect, and that girls rights agenda is on the national agenda.
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Mr. DONALD KASONGI
Board of Director

Chairperson

Master of Arts Social Policy analysis and governance
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Mr. KIZITO KONDAMWALI
Board of Director

Board Member

BBA SPECIALIZED IN ACCOUNTS
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