The Voice of Child Domestic Workers


OUR TEAM

WoteSawa team which works very hard to help young kids from every corners of Tanzania.

Mrs. ANGELA BENEDICTO
Core Staff

Founder & Executive Director

She has more than ten years’ experience advocating for the rights of Child and Young Domestic Workers in the country. Angela is a former domestic worker, who devoted her life to defend against abuse and exploitation of Child Domestic Workers and fight against child trafficking in Tanzania. She does this by fighting against child labour, i.e. children under the age of 14 being employed by her organisation. She is supporting 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 She is currently pursuing a bachelor degree in law at The Open University of Tanzania supported by Baker McKenzie Firm through Children Unite based in London. In 2011 Angela attended the International Labour Organization (ILO) to the international conference in Geneva. The aim was to lobby the representative from almost 396 countries from all over the World to sign ILO Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers. In 2012, Angela attended a Women Forum in Turkey Istanbul whereby she shared her life background and the real situation of domestic workers to the other participants from all over the world. In 2010, she attended the three weeks 1st program in Nairobi Kenya organised by EQUITAS. She continues receiving different training from different organisations, i.e. she received training on women human right defenders and security by Tanzania Human Right Defenders Coalition. In 2013, she was selected by US Embassy in Tanzania under US Department of State to attend International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). In 2015, Angela awarded by Her Majesty the Queen of England as among of 6o Young people from Common Wealth Countries whose work is incredible in their society. Angela is empowering Child domestic Workers whom the majority are girls to understand their rights, laws which protect them and know their responsibilities. She is acting as a role model to girls who think being a domestic worker you cannot do anything else even be a leader and a successful woman in the community. Angela does advocacy campaign to local and central Government to influence 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, HIV and STDs she also encourages their meaningful participation and involvement in different matters as Youth in the country. Angela is a goal oriented and compassionate, self-motivated, hardworking; she wants to see changes on domestic workers particularly adolescent girl’s rights agenda be on the national agenda. 
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Edmund Imory
Core Staff

Assistant Accountant and Administration

Serves as the Assist Accountant and Administration for the WoteSawa Domestic Workers. In this role, he works across the organization to develop administer WoteSawa finance, payroll and employee benefit systems

Edmund brings a diverse background in non-profit accounting and operations to the team. After receiving a Diploma in Accountant in 2014, Edmund began his career with SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania. During his time with SOS Children’s Villages, Edmund focus to non-profit accounting, Over three year period, he manage the fiscal and operational accounting system in organization.

Edmund enjoys listen music, read books and traveling.

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ELISHA DAVID
Core Staff

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Elisha has six years’ experience in working on child-led programs, especially on child protection, issues against violence and abuse, He is a graduate from the University of Dodoma in 2013, Holding a Bachelor in International Relations, Ventured on Project Management. Before joining WoteSawa, Elisha worked as Project Officer at Tanzania Care Organizations and volunteered for two years at United National Association as field officer on youth and children led projects, Mwanza Branch, worked as the field officer with SNV- Netherland Organization, Mwanza, on Menstrual Hygiene Management project. In 2016, Elisha joined WoteSawa as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and member of Senior Management Team. His primary responsibility is to develop project framework for the monitoring and evaluation activities. Also, he prepares the work plan and the detailed budget for the monitoring and evaluation activities, developing project proposals, Supervises the work of the Monitoring and Evaluation office staff, provides guidance and technical support. He also offers professional advice for the revision of performance indicators, facilitating training and workshops. Elisha has passionate to see every child and young domestic workers’ life improved, through fostering child participation, child inclusion, and social -economic empowerment of domestic workers, engagement of duty holders on protecting and promoting child rights issues which core vision of WoteSawa. Elisha believes that Domestic workers rights are human rights, together we can be a change that domestic workers like to see and live.

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JAQUELINE NGALO
Core Staff

Project Officer Kasulu, Kigoma

Jaqueline holds a degree in bachelor of laws (LLB) from Saint Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT - Mwanza branch). She worked as a legal officer at LRK law chambers in Dar es Salaam from time to time in 2012 to 2014. Being a lawyer with passion in advocating for Childrens Rights, she joined WoteSawa in February 2015. In November 2015 Jaqueline was assigned as a project assistant to manage the anti-trafficking in-person project that was implemented by WoteSawa in partnership with the International Organisation for Migration. In December 2016, Ms Ngallo was assigned as the project officer for the project "Inclusive Child Domestic Workers Empowerment in Tanzania, Phase 1, which she held from January to July 2017 before assigned to manage WoteSawa branch in Kasulu, Kigoma Region. She is leading the operations and fights against violence against women and children project that is implemented by WoteSawa in partnership with IOM through its shelter that provides assistance for Women and Children Victims of Domestic Violence in Kasulu District.

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JENIPHER NELSON KATO
Core Staff

Coordinator

Jenipher is among the Founders of the Organization and a former domestic worker. She worked as a domestic worker for five years. The Organization has helped her to build her capacity in advocating for Child Domestic Workers rights. Jenipher is currently, working as the Coordinator of Child Domestic Workers Committees. She is also a human rights activist. The Organization has helped her a lot in the following areas: understanding the rights, duties and responsibilities of a Child Domestic Worker, the laws protecting a child and Child Domestic Worker. Also, the reproductive health of a girl child, attending computer training and English course, the ability to stand and advocating for the rights of other domestic workers and leadership skills. She believes that everything in this world is possible through hard working.

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MKWAYA MANYAMA
Core Staff

Accountant and Administrator

Mkwaya is a graduate of St. Augustine University of Tanzania in 2011 with Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). She joined WoteSawa Young Domestic Workers in March 2016. Mkwayas career vision is to use her strong leadership, interpersonal communication and Management skills to ensure value for money in the implementation of the projects. Being at WoteSawa, she is responsible for preparing long-term strategic and annual operational budgets. Also, she makes the regular “budget call down” requests to donors and monitoring of the project status, overall organisational expenditure and internal control (Preparation of Organizational Financial statements and reports). Mkwaya, coordinate internal and external audits, verify of all the payments requests, retirements, as per approved budget and as per policies and accounting compliances. Also, she is responsible for all matters relating to administrative including participating in conducting staff performance appraisal and participate in donor negotiation upon qualified in the invitation of proposal submission. She is a part of Senior Management Team believes in cooperation, teamwork, and value for money.

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VERONICA RODRICK
Core Staff

Advocacy Officer

Veronica holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Dar es Salaam, with Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law school of Tanzania. Veronica developed skills in community problems identification and effect valuable solutions to community problems. Comfortable with community mobilisation, conflict management peacebuilding and legal aid provision. She has eight years’ experience in advocacy, Human Rights, Health, Law and policy engagement. Veronica is human rights passionate and activist, uncomfortable with violence and exploitation of specific groups of people in the society. She joined WoteSawa December 2017 as Advocacy Officer and as a member of Senior Management Team. Veronica dedicated her time to help the reduction of all forms of abuse, exploitation, stigma, discrimination, poverty and inequalities in the community. She helps them feel part of the community, advocating for their rights and strengthen their relationship so they can know themselves as peaceful and complete. She trains girls on self- esteem and confidence, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, and she is using media/social media to raise awareness to the community on the importance of protecting Child Domestic Workers in their working places.

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As a society, we have a responsibility to point out the evil among us. Feel free to communicate with us to report domestic worker abuse. Your report is confidential. Click here to communicate via an online form, or P.O Box 10801, Mwanza, Tanzania. Also, you can call us via + 255 (0)767 802 238. And HOTLINE 0800 710 066 FREE.

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