Meet The CDF Team


 Koshuma Mtengeti is the Executive Director of the Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF). He is a child rights expert and social science researcher with 17 years’ experience of working with community development and human rights organizations. His areas of technical expertise include designing and managing of the child rights and research programmes, advocacy on policy reform, preparation and administering of the trainings, evaluation and monitoring of programmes. He has managed a number of child rights programmes, researches and trainings on diverse issues; ranging from children rights to education, health, protection and participation to macro-policy issues as well as contemporary issues such as democracy, good governance and poverty in general.

 

Lennyster Byalugaba has been a Human Resource and Administration Officer of the Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF) for the past 3 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration and Masters of Arts in Development Management from University of Dar es Salaam. Apart from being a HR, Lennyster has 6 years’ experience on program management, leadership and management skills and human rights issues particularly child rights. She is enthusiastic and passionate about her work.

 

As the Chief Accountant, Gloria has been supporting the finance department with procurement skills and completing routine clerical accounting tasks for Children’s Dignity Forum for the past Five years. Gloria holds Bachelor Degree in Finance.

Formally, with Tarime field office, I am now the Accountant at Mpwapwa field office. It is close to three years with CDF. Previously, I held the same position at Siriana Holdings and Kiota Women’s Health and Development (KIWOHEDE). I am holder of a BA in Finance.

Samson Noah has been working at Children’s Dignity Forum (CDF) as a Program Accountant based in Mara Region for over a year. Formerly, he worked as a Program Accountant at WWF Tanzania for 6 years and as an External Auditor at Fincare & Co Ltd for 3 years accumulating a great experience in financial management, budgeting, financial reporting and auditing. Samson holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and has excellent work skills in the field.

Mohamed has 18 years’ worth of experience as a driver who has worked in the telecommunication sector and judicial agencies in Tanzania. He is currently working and supporting Children’s Dignity Forum at the headquarters in Dar es Salaam and upcountry activities as a driver.


 As the Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager, Dorothea oversees and ensures that CDF programs fit for the purpose and meets both external and internal requirements for Children’s Dignity Forum over four years. She is excellent in conducting research, monitoring and evaluation and partnership. In making sure that the organization accomplishes its goals, Dorothea has been coaching number of staff on monitoring and evaluation, conducting research and writing winning proposals and organization reports. Dorothea has Masters of Arts in Economics from the University of Dar es Salaam.


 Mr. Evans Anthony Rwamuhuru holds has about 10 years’ experience in child rights sector with extensive knowledge and skills on child protection, child rights governance and mobilizing community actions in ending violence against children. He oversees day-to-day implementation of CDF interventions in Mpwapwa Field Office – Dodoma Region.

 Jovitha Alphonce is a Program Officer at Children’s Dignity Forum based in Tarime-Mara with 4 years working experience in child rights field. Jovitha has knowledge on planning and implementation of development projects, child protection and engagement of community in development activities. He graduated from Mzumbe University, Morogoro with a Bachelor degree in Science Economics, Project Planning and Management.

 

As an Assistant Girls Empowerment Officer, Euphomia Edward has been working to ensure that that girls are empowered socially and economically to achieve their full potential.Before joining CDF Euphomia has been volunteering in educating girls about their rights in her community for the past 5 years. Euphomia holds a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness.

Celina supports both digital communication and media at CDF for less than a year. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Marketing and she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Dar es Salaam. Before joining CDF, Celina worked at Jembe Media Limited as a radio host and a reporter.

Aquinas Alois is an Office Assistant at CDF; she has been a key in supporting CDF staff to ensure that there is smooth working environment at CDF offices. Moreover, Aquinas’s inner passion on children’s rights has driven her to support different CDF programs. CDF is proud of Aquinas who passionately wrote the first CDF song.