Aginatha F. Rutazaa
She is a Social Scientist with a Masters in Community Economic Development, acquired in 2009. She is the founder and first Managing Director of TUSONGE, since its inception in 2011.
She possesses leadership, organization development facilitation and action research skills. She is will conversant with the application of Human Rights based approach in all community interventions.
She is fluent in both English and Swahili languages.
Mrs. Rutazaa is a widow surviving with two girls.
Lilian H. Maro
Administrative Secretary, Communications Officer and Cashier
She is in charge of all communications at TUSONGE as well as administrative support to the Managing Director. She supports the Accountant through her position as the Cashier.
Her strengths include excellent command of all computer programs.
She is married with three children.
Ayubu J. Akyoo
He graduated from the Institute of Financial Management (IFM) and has an extensive background in financial management with community-based project since 2013.
He is in charge of all TUSONGE finances and procurement of organization resources following prevailing policies.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
She acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development in 2013 from Tengeru Institute of Development based in Arusha.
She is responsible for planning and developing all M & E tools for TUSONGE projects as well as providing feedback to the team on change within the projects based on the assessment indicators.
She facilitates ongoing capacity building for Community Monitoring and Evaluation teams to better support TUSONGE in tracking changes within their own communities. She is directly linked with the Director’s office and offers technical advice and feedback regarding organizational resources and results obtained to ensure that the decision-making process is through and proper.
Omega is fluent in both English and Swahili.
She is married with two children.
Human Rights Coordinator
She holds a Master’s Degree in International Law and Human Rights and has rich experience in the field of legal and human rights.
She is in charge of TUSONGE’s human rights programmes which began in 2014.The program includes women, youth and children. She has worked as a project officer in change of a children’s advocacy program based in Arusha for about 6 years.
It is her passion to serve the communities, namely women, children and youth whose rights are infringed and undervalued in all aspects of life. Her conviction is: “the life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” by Martin Luther King.
Consolata is fluent in both English and Swahili.
Program Officer, Business Development and Marketing
Frank holds Bachelor Degree of Development Finance and Investment Planning from Institute of Rural Development and Investment Planning, 2014. (IRDP-DODOMA). He started his new role with TUSONGE from February 2020 as a program officer is now responsible for the role of TUSONGE’S Business Development and Marketing under Department of Economic Empowerment. Frank believes that the success of economic empowerment to marginalized communities goes hand in hand with skills for business development and implementation as well as timely access to market opportunities for their produce.
Key pillar in Franks work is mainly focuses on care economy approach which has three pillars:
- Economy which promote the wellbeing and dignity of the people
- Economy which care for the planet and conserve environment
- Economy which focus on profit gaining as the right direction for growing economically.
Frank as extracurricular actions he loves, jogging, singing gospel songs, reading books and articles, driving and watching movies.
He is married to a lovely wife and has two beautiful girls.
Haikael E. Manase
She holds an advanced diploma in social work and has been a practicing social worker since 2015.
Before being appointed as programme Officer, Haika was previous working as volunteer in TUSONGE for all most 3 months. She is a young lady experienced in community development works.
She is passionate in changing community perception on social and economic aspects. She believes that, community are surrounded by full of resources what we need as community development activist is to transform their mindset into a better utilization of available resources.
She also advocacy for gender justice and equal rights for all. Haika is open-minded, positive and eager to learn from others as she believes that learning is an endless journey.
Her main role in TUSONGE is overall in charge of all community issues under Economic Empowerment program.
Assistant Programme Officer
She believes that ‘Dreams do not work unless you do’
Eva is fluent in both English and Swahili.
Lawi Burton Msemwa
Project Coordinator Di-Vicoba
He holds Bachelor Degree in Geography and Environmental Studies (With Honors) from The University of Dodoma (UDOM) since 2017, and is currently pursuing Master’s Degree in Co-operative and Community Development at Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU). He assumed his new role with TUSONGE CDO in 2020 serving as Programme Officer, and is also working as Project Coordinator under Disability Inclusive – Village Community Bank (DI-VICOBA Project).
He has diverse experience in the fields of Environmental issues, Community works, Policy analysis, Researches, Disability matters, Gender, Leadership, Advocacy & Lobbying, Facilitation and Planning. Lawi’s conviction is based on Ethics in Professionalism, Volunteerism as well as “Sincere and Sacrificial Giving To The Needy”. His interest and hobbies is on Reading books, Learning from others, Sharing Success Stories, Outreach activities and Mentorship.
He is well conversant in both English and Swahili.
She is a single mother with one son.
She is fluent in Swahili.
He is in charge of the organization/ project motor vehicle and ensuring that team members are driven in a safe and timely manner to their destinations so that they can attend to their work.
He is fluent in Swahili.