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Organization of People Empowerment (OPE)

Shinyanga, Tanzania
Joined February 2019

OPE works in Shinyanga Tanzania, our mission is to support empowerment of vulnerable youth, women and children to improve their lives. We empower them on economics, child rights, education and GBV

Presence in: Tanzania
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights

Organization of People Empowerment (OPE) is a membership non-profit making development oriented local organization, initially established in 2008 as Community Based Organization (CBO) and finally registered as NGO to respond to some of the development needs of the communities. OPE is established by a group of concerned voluntary Tanzanians as per the government of Tanzania NGO Act N0. 24 of 2002. It is registered with the Ministry of Community Development Gender and Children, and has a legal certificate bearing number 00NGO/00004669. OPE’s head office is located at Majengo Mapya street, Plot N0. 1264MD, Shinyanga Municipal.

Our Vision is to be one of the leading local organization in advancing living standards of vulnerable youth, women and children while our Mission Is to support empowerment of vulnerable youth, women and children to improve quality of life through community initiatives that support learning mechanisms, promote human rights and citizenship, engage with duty bearers and other stakeholders for improved livelihoods.

Currently OPE is working on the four program areas namely;

  1. Economic Empowerment to vulnerable women and youths
  2. Education – Improving quality of education through research and mobilize the communities to participate in improving teaching and learning environment in schools.
  3. Child protection- Prevent child marriages/early pregnancies and promote girls’ child education.

4. HIV/AIDS prevention and promotion the demand of HIV/AIDS services.

People Associated With This Organization

William Shayo

Organization of People Empowerment (OPE)
Joined February 2019
Interests: Women's Rights
I have 10 years experience working with grassroots community addressing stigma, GBV HIV/AIDS and economic empowerment to vulnerable groups especially children, women and youths. I am holding a Bachelors' Degree in Mass Communication studied at St. Augustine University of Tanzania, before joined Tanzania Red Cross. I worked for Tanzania Red Cross Society from 2004 up to 2008 in the regions of Kigoma and Shinyanga as District Project Coordinator and later on as Regional Program Officer. When working with Red Cross in Shinyanga, I noticed that women in Sukuma tribe were unfairly treated with lot of discrimination from property ownership as well as discriminating girls children from acquiring education. Girls' children were married before completing education and lose their chances to develop their potentiality to become full and responsible human being. With those reasons, in 2008 I left Red Cross and establish Organization of People Empowerment (OPE) , addressing these challenges.
William Shayo is the network champion (main point of contact) for Organization of People Empowerment (OPE).

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