Companion of Women and Children Empowerment (COWOCE)
Additional Info about Us
Organization has four permanent staff as it has indicated below with their duties.
1. Chairperson is a daily over all in charge of the organization activities
2. Program Manager is responsible for organizing programs, Developing a budget and new programs to support strategic direction.
3. General Secretary who is to support the Chairperson in ensuring the smooth functioning of the Management
4. Treasurer who ensures that proper financial records and financial reports are well documented
COWOCE is an abbreviation of Companion of Women and Children Empowerment. Companion of Women and Children Empowerment was established on 22th of October, 2007 as a CBO was called Ebeneza Group working to cover Shinyanga Region and later registered as an NGO on 21th August, 2018 by the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children and was issued with the Reg. 00NGO/00009869 under the NGOs Act of 2002, section 12 (2) Tanzania Laws No 24. COWOCE is a Non-partisan, Non-Religious and Non-profit Organization geared at promoting human rights and Community Development. COWOCE was established with the aim of preventing and controlling HIV/AIDS and its effects in the community. The Idea of establishing COWOCE started from few Members of the Organization after seeing many People of their Community Members affected by HIV/AIDS and increasing number of widows, widowers and Vulnerable children who were seeking for assistance in the Community.
In 2017, COWOCE came to realize that violation of Human Rights in the Community was a Problem. Since then, COWOCE started working on four core programs which are; HIV/AIDS control and prevention, Child and Youth Protection, Community awareness on the women, elderly and Children and Prevention of Gender Based Violence, Child marriages and Early pregnancies. The COWOCE’s goal is to enhance community especially women, youth, children and the elders with capacity to access legal aid services, reduce incidence of HIV/AIDS and its impacts, income generation and abilities to prevent human rights violation