• Conference attendants listening to one of the speaks
  • At lunch time participants were served with food
  • After group discussions participants had time to present (The district vice chairperson, Hon. Dickson Dismas)
  • A member of Conference secretariet (Miss Jesca Justine) busy recording Conference proceedings
  • Conference participants during group discussions
  • Members of the Conference secretariet
  • MMatumaini Mapya Organization Coordinator addressing the Conference
  • Members of Conference secretariet (Mr A. Mazoko and J. Makwaru) busy jotting down Conference proceedings
  • Matumaini Mapya organization coordinator elaborating someting before the Conference participants
  • Participants busy jotting down what was presented
  • One of MM supported farmers making a call to her customer before the visiting L3F team
  • Mr Abel Makassy (Principal-Gera Community Development Institute) making a contribution
  • Mr. Albogast Mutayoba, a Radio Karagwe FM reporter contributing to presented papers
  • The Missenyi district education officer presenting a paper on the state of education in Missenyi district
  • The Missenyi district education officer presenting a paper on the state of education in Missenyi district
  • The Kanyigo ward councillor Hon. Esta Rwegasira had something to contribute
  • The Missenyi social welfare officer Mr. George Katabaro
  • The Ruzinga ward executive officer (Madame Mectilida Nshunju) contributing to presented papers
  • The Tanzania L3F key players visited mobile phone companies in Bukoba town
  • The guest of honour, District Commissioner Issa Njiku taking tea with other Conference participants
  • THE GUEST OF HOUNOR, District Commissioner (Retired Colonel Issa Njiku) officiating the Conference
  • The Bukoba L3F trainees leanrning on how to develop Frontline SMS
  • The Bukoba L3F ODL& ICTs trainees were taught on how to develop Audio scripts
  • The Bukoba L3F trainees in one of the group discussions
  • The Bukoba L3F ODL& ICTs trainees were taught on how to develop Audio scripts
  • The Bukoba L3F trainees in one of the group discussions
  • Matumaini Mapya Organization Chairperson (Mr. L. B. Rwelengera) addressing the Conference
  • Mr. Christopher Kiiza (Executive Director KAYEN) continuing with his presentation
  • Mr. Edson Charles (Education officer) making a remark on his paper
  • Mr. Erasto Kishula (A lawyer for ELCT HUYAWA) presenting a paper on THE TANZANIA 2007 CHILD POLICY AND 2009 CHILD LAW
  • One of MM supported farmers showing the visiting L3F team how to write and send SMS to her customers
  • Participants busy jotting down some points from speakers
  • The Kagera Regional Education Officer (Mr. Florian Kimolo) contributing to one of the presented papers
  • The MM Coordinator and
  • The Tanzania L3F key players visited one of the radio stations in Bukoba town
  • The executive director of Kagera Youth Empowerment Network presenting his paper
  • The Missenyi district planning officer


Our Objectives

  • To increase community awareness and understanding about women and children’s rights
  • To stand for and promote women and children’s rights
  • To enhance the abilities of widows and orphan caregivers to engage in income-earning businesses
  • To support widows and caregivers’ initiatives to start, develop and manage income-earning businesses
  • To provide direct support for education of orphans, vulnerable and most vulnerable children (OVC/MVC)
  • To identify, collaborate and network with other civil society organizations (CSOs) interested or engaged in promoting women and children’s rights

Our values

Matumaini Mapya’s values are the underlying principles by which we operate. They are the core beliefs  
and assumptions that guide and characterize our work.

  • Belief in the resilience and strength of women and children

                             Women and children are the present and future. We believe that women and children are resilient    
and are able to rise above many challenges. We believe that women and children should be treated                           
as partners, present and future leaders, and important community members worth listening to
rather than as mere housewives and recipients of services.

We encourage others to value women and children in this way. We believe that women and children are experts in their own lives and that we should take

seriously what women and children are saying.

  • . Respect for community ownership and local leadership

As grantee and community projects implementer, we are careful not to undermine community ownership. A community’s ownership and investment in finding its own

solutions to local problems is essential to sustainability of many projects we implement. We seek to learn from and to work in partnership with the community

and local leadership.

Our philosophies and strategies are informed by practical experience in the field. We listen to members of our target communities and we adapt our strategies

accordingly to become more effective.

  • Being a learning organization

        To say that we are a learning organization is to acknowledge that we are continually developing and evolving. We learn by doing, and we extend our learning through

data collection, analysis,

         documentation, and reflection. We strive to stay informed through observing what is happening on the ground, participating in relevant networks, keeping abreast of

research and development in the field, and maintaining good communication with key partners.

  • Being collaborative

We value collaboration for many reasons, but first and foremost because we know that the scale and scope of the problems arising from violation of women and children’s

rights in Africa requires it. We actively engage in networking and in sharing information, resources, and ideas with peer organizations. We initiate strategic partnership with

like-minded organizations to extend the impact of our efforts by facilitating information exchange, enabling joint advocacy on key issues, and encouraging the leveraging of


  • Investing in professional staff and outside expertise

Our staff is informed and experienced in grants management and is credible and respected in the wider donor community and in the field. The high caliber of Matumaini

Mapya’s team differentiates and enables our work as grantee- organization. We support internal communication and team building, and we invest in the well-being

and professional development of our staff. We furthers seek to deepen and broaden our expertise and effectiveness through a wide circle of advisors, consultants,

and other outside sources.

  • Maintaining internal and external consistency

We strive to ensure that the values and approaches we promote externally are embodied internally, and are reflected in all of our relationships, communication and policies.

In Revival of Lost Hope....



Matuamaini Mapya

P.O.Box 1863

Bukoba- Tanzania





E-mail: kagde2002@yahoo.com