BACKGROUND AND WORKING EXPERIENCE
LEAH NIELSEN MWAISANGO
Leah Nielsen Mwaisango is a social worker and currently employed by the Institute of Social Work as an Assistant Lecturer (Social Work Department). Leah has volunteered with Fahari Yetu Foundation, a non for profit organization with a goal of supporting persons from different marginalized communities in Tanzania. Leah has worked with Selian hospital on its department of HIV/AIDS and youth to youth project which was in partnership with German foundation for world population (DWS) as a HIV counselor and core facilitator for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive health education, the project aim at empowering youths by giving the skills and changing their attitude towards life.
Leah has also works with International Rescue Committee which is partnering with the Institute of social work and the Department of social Welfare on the Healing Families Project – Parenting skills. Also has conducted training with the UN women on a project coordinated by United Nation Women, Tanzania Gender Networking Program, Legal and Human Rights Center and ULINGO; whereby she facilitated training to Election Aspirants: Women, Youths and Persons with disabilities. She participated to The 5th IREN East Africa Thought Leaders Forum on the Theme: Africa’s Elusive asset – The Mind as the ultimate capital. Leah also volunteers and works with Tanzania Gender Networking Program (TGNP) as a consultant/trainer in different projects
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