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Geitasamo Paralegal Organization

Mugumu-Serengeti, Tanzania
Joined August 2021

The Organization is providing legal aid in 30 wards of Serengeti District in Mara region. Mission The Organization focus on enabling Communities to free themselves from violation of human rights.

Presence in: Tanzania
Focus: Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Health

Background information

  1. Organization background

Geitasamo Paralegal Organization is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered under Act No. 24 of 2002 as amended 2005 with registration NO.10NGO/08375 and it is not for profit-making organization. The Organization  is also registered as a Legal Aid Service Provider (LAP) under the Legal Aid Provider Act No. 1 of 2017 with registration No. LAP-2019-0056. Currently, the Organization has 21 active paralegals [8 women and 13 men] that are providing legal aid in 30 wards of Serengeti District.

 Organizational Objectives.

  • Provide legal aid to the community.
  • Educate the community on understanding human rights including civil rights and laws.
  • Provide environmental conservation education by planting and protecting trees and wildlife resources.
  • Enhance access to Legal Training to Citizens for Improved Ethics, Good Governance and security

Organization Vision

To have a society that respects and protects Human Rights for sustainable development.

 Mission

The Organization focus on enabling Communities to free themselves from violation of human rights by empowering them through various Legal Training, Good Governance, Planning, Ethics and Reproductive Health.

The organization also has various strategies that enable the Organization to run its various daily activities.  The Organization has initiated various small Income Generating Activities (IGA) that aim at earning income for organization operations [Bee Keeping, Horticulture and savings and credit activities].

The organization is well known in Tanzania mainland since 2017 to date for its service which increased trust and performance excellence in the field.

People Associated With This Organization

Gabriel Mwita

Tanzania  
Geitasamo Paralegal Organization
Joined August 2021
Interests: Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Health
I am Gabriel Simion Mwita (50), who is the Director of Geitasamo Paralegal Organization. I have received various courses including:
1. Financial accounting and records keeping
2. Entrepreneurship
3. Management of malaria prevention and HIV education and counseling.
4. Legal aid education
5. Leadership and administration
The work I have done so far is:
1. I have been a village executive for 5 years
2. I have been the secretary for youth Serengeti district
3. I have been the coordinator of the water users of the county
4. I am currently the director of Geitasamo Paralegal Organization
Work experience:
At work, I gained experience as a result of my long-term volunteer work.
Responsibilities in organizational functions:
My responsibilities are to oversee all the activities of the organization as stipulated in the constitution of our organization.
Prospects for joining the network:
I look forward to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Legal Empowerment Network to enable the community to access legal aid services effectively.
Gabriel Mwita is the network champion (main point of contact) for Geitasamo Paralegal Organization.

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