TAREO STRATEGIC NETWORKS: FROM COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION
As stated in Tanzania National Poverty Eradication Strategy TAREO as the stakeholder provides a framework to guide poverty eradication initiatives in order to reduce absolute poverty by 70% in each group or community we work with through:
- Providing a coordination mechanism for the implementation of initiatives.
- Creating an enabling environment for effective poverty eradication efforts; .
- Empowering the poor to participate effectively in agreed programmers’.
- Ensuring full participation of women in poverty eradication initiatives;
- Providing clearly defined roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders.
- Promoting equality opportunity for men and women to lead a decent and productive life
MOVEMENTS AND NETWORKS: HOW PEOPLE CHANGE UNRESPONSIVE INSTITUTIONS
The small size and limited financial resources of TAREO make them unlikely challengers of economic and political systems sustained by the prevailing interests of big government and big business. Yet the environment, peace, human rights, consumer rights and women’s movements provide convincing examples of the power of voluntary action to change society. This seeming paradox can be explained by the fact that the power of voluntary action arises not from the size and resources of individual voluntary organizations, but rather from the ability of the voluntary sector to coalesce the actions of hundreds, thousands, or even millions of citizens through vast and constantly evolving networks that commonly lack identifiable structures, embrace many chaotic and conflicting tendencies, and yet act as if in concert to create new political and institutional realities. These networks are able to encircle, infiltrate, and even co-opt the resources of opposing bureaucracies. They reach across sectors to intellectuals, press, community organizations. Once organized, they can, through electronic communications, rapidly mobilize significant political forces on a global scale.
NGO THEORY OF POVERTY: FROM BASIC NEEDS TO DEVELOPMENT VISION
Our team is seeing engaging in community development interventions to build capacity for self-help action. Some of our team including local and International volunteers assigned their roles to bring change in the society. They seek to change specific institutions and mode of life and culture in support of more just, sustainable and inclusive development outcomes. Working with local leaders and other stakeholders, TAREO trained members facilitate broadly-based people’s movements by social vision.
TAREO works in partnership with rural and urban communities to achieve educational, information access ,healthy and productive societies. We place communities at the center of our development activities as we believe that only through strong communities can Africa lead itself, appropriately exploit its natural resources, educate, care for and protect its children, promote the economic well being of rural people and live in peace. As such, TAREO is committed to the following 7 key values in its work and organizational life. These values serve as our working norms and establish the behavioral guidelines for successful organizational performance.
- Excellence in Performance: TAREO works to ensure that its programs are high quality, effective and efficient in nature. They are results-oriented, achieving both development effectiveness and desired results; and are gender and age sensitive as well.
- Partnership: TAREO works respectfully in collaboration with local and central governments, communities, the private sector and donors, bringing together the unique resources of all to achieve common objectives. TAREO enjoys unique access to decision-makers given our long experience and track record of development effectiveness.
- Teamwork: TAREO board and staff work on the basis of mutual respect and accountability, dialogue and collaboration. In our work we seek to understand the views and ideas of others, as well as to recognize the positive contributions of each person, so as to build strong relationships within and beyond TAREO .
- Integrity: TAREO consistently works in a spirit of mutual trust, honesty, transparency and accountability.
- Open communications: TAREO is committed to sharing information in a respectful and collegial manner. The timely and regular exchange of quality information – between headquarters and field offices, board members and our partners – provides the basis for informed, consultative decision-making in our operations.
- Diversity: TAREO seeks to have a workforce that reflects inclusiveness and is diverse by race, gender and geography.
- Heritage: TAREO takes pride in being the oldest and largest national and international development organization working exclusively on rural development, that is principally led by Tanzanians. In addition, TAREO remains committed to promoting the leadership and individual development.