1.2. Introductionto MAPAO Organization
Makete Paralegal Organization (MAPAO) is the non-governmental Organization operating in Makete District in Njombe Region. It was established on 8th December, 2014 and registered on 28th June, 2016 with its registration No. 24 NGO/08688. The organization registered under the new NGO Act of 2002. Before its registration it was known as the Makete District Para legal Center (MADIPACE). The organization commenced under the support of Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI) and Songea Para Legal Center (SOPCE) under the support of Legal Services Facility (LSF). Currently, Makete Par Legal Organization has covered 22 wards out of 23 wards in Makete District Council. Some community members have so far benefited from the services provided by the Organization especially the disabled, Women, and children who were oppressed in different ways. The organization has 25 Paralegal workers (7 women) situated in 22 wards and one coordinator at the head office. According to the Population and Housing Census of 2012, Makete District has a population of 97,266 people. The primary intention of the organization is to assist community members on various legal related issues. However, the organization is engaged in other aspects related to community member’s wellbeing including keeping their surrounding environment for benefit of the current and for the coming generation.
2.1 Head Office of the Organization
The head office of the Organization is at Iwawa Ward which is also the Makete District Council head office.
The vision of Makete Paralegal Organization is to enhance the community with enough awareness, recognize and protect/preserve human rights in all aspects.
To executed capacity building to community members on different legal related issues in collaboration with different stakeholders within and outside the respective community.
I am serving as CEO of organization named Makete Paralegal Organization (MAPAO) found in Njombe Region in Makete district. I also serve as pastor of Anglican church.
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