TAREO endeavors to represent the public’s best interests, and we focus on issues such as digital divide, children and youths empowerment, education and technology, health, social welfare and global humanitarian outreach. The primary purposes of the board is to ensure the organization is on track in regard to meeting its goals, as well as to craft policies supporting those goals.
TAREO wouldn’t be possible without the help of countless people. Our centers and projects need a lot of man- and womanpower and we’re happy about every single helping hand. We cannot list every single person but here you find the most active ones listed.
Administration and Teachers
An organization like ours needs people to shift tasks, resources and information from one point to another. The administrative people keep TAREO running and constantly developing.
Our teachers are the deliverers of the education we want to bring to people and communities suffering from poverty and discrimination.
Thadei M. Msumanje
Founder & CEO
BiographyThadei M. MsumanjeThadei has more than 10 years of professional experience in increasingly senior management roles in NGOs. He has extensive experience in strategic management; financial and human resources management; designing and managing quality programmes and in securing and managing projects and grants. Thadei has proven ability in advocacy and policy engagement as well as ability to build and develop organizational capacity including local NGOs/CBO, professional organizations and government agencies and institutions.
Before Thadei worked at the Moshi Cooperative University as the system analyst. Thadei holds a Master of Science in Information Technology and Management from Avenshiligham University (India, 2012) and BA Rural development from the Sokoine university of Agriculture Tanzania (2006/09), also having higher diploma from Jr Institute of Information technology (2002) and Kenya college of communication technology (2000).
International Program Coordinator
BiographyLaurel WernerLaurel Werner is a member of the Advisory Committee and has been volunteering with TAREO and currently is our International Program Coordinator since 2015. She is the co- founder of Kilimanjaro Technology Foundation, of Denver, Colorado the US based non-profit, registered 501(c)(3). She is dedicated to solving complex inter-related challenges facing communities in the Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania.
With TAREO and MIT we work with the numbers of the projects and programs focusing rural women, girls and children. Kilitech managed to establish numbers of the community project like Majengo maize mill project, Girls vocational school, KAHE WARDS beekeeping project and teaching facilities and include ICT and computers for Moshi Institute of Technology.
Programme Officer – Capacity Building
BiographyGrace JoelGrace is capacity building Coordinator, a position she has held since 2010. She also district coordinator and schools programme for children and youths across the country. Prior to that Grace was the secondary school teacher at Mary Nagu sec school (Hanang). Grace has BA in education and current doing her last year Masters in Education and Administration at University of Dodoma.
Humphrey Solomoni Kimath
Public Engagement Manager
BiographyHumphrey Solomoni KimathHumphrey works as a public engagement manager and assists in monitoring and evaluation activities. He is a specialist with experience in programme planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. He has extensive experience in preparation of performance monitoring plans, developing monitoring and evaluation trainings, and organizational and institutional capacity assessment.
Neema E. Tenga
Information Management Assistant
BiographyNeema E. TengaNeema is the Secretary to the Executive Director. Her main duties include assisting the Executive Director to undertake her executive tasks effectively. Before joining TAREO she worked with Lutheran Uhuru hostel in Moshi as a Management Secretary. Neema is a trained and experienced secretary in administration and office management. Also she primarily ensures efficient procurement and proper management of asset. She has a Diploma in Secretarial Services and is currently pursuing a second Diploma in Human Resource Management at Moshi.
John Alloyce Moshi
Programme Officer – Policy Analysis
BiographyJohn Alloyce MoshiJohn holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Master Degree in cooperative from the Moshi Cooperative University. He has several years of professional experience in education and development researches, policy and budget analysis. John is currently the head of Research and Policy Analysis Unit at TAREO and MIT.
John has extensive experience in strategic management; financial and human resources management; designing and managing quality programmes and in securing and managing projects John has proven ability in advocacy and policy engagement as well as ability to build and develop organizational capacity including local NGOs/CBO, professional organizations and government agencies and institutions.
BiographyAgness MshiuSince 2014 Agness has been working as an Administrative Assistant responsible for managing the office and coordinate volunteer works.
Instructor and Program Officer
BiographyBoniface LouisBoniface joined MIT as computer instructor and the same work as TAREO Programme Officer in the Research and Policy Analysis Unit.
Boniface is a teacher by profession with vast experience in IT management, community development and humanitarian services as well as management in general. In addition, he has experience in managing group training and capacity building programmes related to the provision of social services, enhancing local and peace building. He gained the experiences through studies and managing organizations related to the aforementioned areas as well as being member of TAREO
His duties include working on educational curriculum, budgeting and public expenditure tracking; advocacy on government transparency and accountability; and researching on policy and policy analysis. Boniface holds a Diploma in Information Technology.
Himo Center Manager
BiographyMalewoMalewo works with TAREO as a Himo Center Manager, Community Engagement and Action Unit since 2010. The unit is responsible for coordinating the Friends of Education Movement which has thus far recorded over 20000 members across the country. Prior to that, Malewo works as computer instructor and business analysis.
Paul John Gaspar
BiographyPaul John GasparPaul joined TAREO/MIT in 2014 as ICT instructor for self the employment action unit. He is responsible for enhancing capacity of ICT for youths and children and the learning through ICT programmes. Paul also coordinates TAREO work in four primary and four secondary schools in Moshi Rural District. Before joining TAREO/MIT he worked with Bonite Bottles limited Moshi.
Office and library attendant
BiographyHerieth FredrickHerieth is an office supervisor and librarian by profession. She joined TAREO/MIT in 2008.
Head Instructor Nursery and Pre-primary
BiographySanura SechongeSanura joined TAREO/MAJENGO KIDS & YOUTH TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL in 2013 as a kindergarten and pre-primary teacher and at the same time as Rural Programme Officer dealing with KAHE WARDS Community Engagement and Action.
She is responsible for mobilizing, facilitating and supporting communities to transform and make change in education and democracy. She also works as Community Engagement Coordinator in Kyomu village. She has several years of experience working with children and local communities. She primarily gained her experience while working with communities in village level.
BiographyFinanceFinance holds a certificate in Accountancy and secretarial from the Moshi community vocational training center. Prior to joining TAREO, she worked with fresh communication and cyber net cafes and customer attendance. Finance's main responsibilities include upholding all finance units' tasks in accordance with the organizational administration policies and international accounting standards. Finance's current position at TAREO is Administrative Assistant (Reception).
Majengo Center Manager
BiographyLightness MassaweLightness joined TAREO/MAJENGO KIDS & YOUTH TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL in 2015. Her key duties include facilitating and providing support to TAREO's media work and cultivating functional relationship with key media outlets. She also works as a children and youth entrepreneurship skills developer at the same time the teachers for pre-primary students and remedial class for adults in Kyomu village.
BiographyJackson RwezaulaHe supports the internal and external network infrastructure, the IT project management and server administration, and provides technical support to staff.
Majengo Office Secretary
BiographyFelista PangaFelista works as the Office Secretary at Majengo Kids & youth technology school. She has extensive experience in office management, communication and public relations. She is also the focal person for children and community workplace intervention at TAREO.
BiographyVeronicaVeronica is a Programme Officer in the department of Media and Advocacy Unit responsible for managing online and digital media. She has several years of working experience in the field of human resources, Communication and Media. Veronica is responsible for producing, hosting and presenting TAREO's creative media and documentaries. Also lead language department at MIT.
BiographyNosdai HusseinNosady Hussein works at TAREO/Dar es salaam center as a Programme Assistant in children, youths and community project mainly in Advocacy unit since 2014. She is also coordinating TAREO's digital technology business center which used as the source of income for development, children empowerment and monitoring activities. Before joining TAREO, she was working with the Savings and Credit Cooperative Union before joining computer courses. She holds a certificate of Full Secretarial Course.
Saranga Program Officer
BiographyNoel MshanaNoel works as a Programme Officer in Dar es Salaam center. He is responsible for all business development, print media and advocacy materials.
Without volunteers the world would look a lot grayer. They are helping us with special tasks and provide teachers with new insights and inspiration. We offer many possibilities to engage as a volunteer inside TAREO.
BiographyHendrick AgathHendrick worked with TAREO as the expert and business model developer from MTV, under "Reach for Change" and TIGO. He did a great job in documenting and setting the TAREO strategies and strategic plan. Apart from working in the main office in town he was also interested to work with rural communities. Current he still assists TAREO in creating networks and looks for donors who can support and partner with us for variuos empowerment projects in Tanzania.
Machiwa M. Juma
BiographyMachiwa M. JumaMachiwa has been volunteering with us since January 2015. As a volunteer he has been helping us in office activities such as the writing documents necessary for the organization and he also helps other volunteers from abroad when they visit the rural projects that we are dealing with. He is also writing project proposals and teaches entrepreneurship to our students at Moshi Institute of Technology. Machiwa has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management from Moshi University College of Cooperative and Business Studies.
BiographyMax MehlMax has been a volunteer at TAREO since March 2015 to July 2015. He supported us in many areas including but not limited to: Improving network infrastructures, teaching web designing, setting up a new server landscape and above all provision of advice on various affairs which aimed at improving students' learning processes and increasing the efficiency of the application of modern technology. He also enhanced TAREO's public awareness tools and the visual impression of TAREO and MIT.
BiographyBryan HenselBrayan Hensel volunteerd at TAREO for two months. He was very interested in the children school at Majengo's Kids & Youth Technology school.
He supported MIT and TAREO especially in the children school by designing and establishing an outdoor and recreation center for rural children. He is still interested to support us in the upcoming future.