Community Economic Empowerment and Legal Support (CEELS)

About Us

Community Economic Empowerment and Legal Support (CEELS) is an NGO which  was incepted in year 2010 and was registered in the same year through NGO Act, 2002. Originally CEELS acquired registration number 00NGO/00003988 on 26th July, 2010 followed by registration number 00NGO/0008812 on 3rd November, 2016. CEELS has complied as per improved NGO policy 2019 and NGO Act, 2022 with its subsequent amendments thus CEELS acquired newer registration number 00NGO/R1/00355 on 27th December, 2023 as issued by the registrar of NGOs.


  • CEELS head office is located at Msikitini Street, nearby Main Market, Mazwi ward, Sumbawanga Municipal in Rukwa Region. Outreach/Project/Program Offices:
  • CEELS has 2 outreach offices in Nkasi DC and Mpanda MC in Katavi Region
  • In Katavi region; CEELS implement ACHIEVE project in Mpanda MC, Nsimbo DC, Mpimbwe DC and Tanganyika DC

Current projects operation geographical coverage:

  1. Rukwa region (Sumbawanga MC, Sumbawanga DC, Nkasi DC and Kalambo DC)
  2. Katavi region (Mpanda MC, Tanganyika DC, Mpimbwe DC and Nsimbo DC)

To facilitate participatory community development and empower meaningful peoples’ livelihoods for sustainable development


Enhanced quality of life of Tanzanian community

CEELS Strategic Direction

  1. To complement government efforts on fighting against HIV and AIDS, COVID -19, malaria and public health matters.
  2. To promote environmental conservation, agriculture, food and nutrition security, education and water and sanitation
  3. To foster system strengthening, awareness and advocacy and facilitate exchange of information and dialogue on strategic nutrition issues in Tanzania.
  4. To promote communities’ livelihoods through economic easement.
  5. To promote maternal and reproductive health and rights

CEELS Objectives

  1. To advocate for ecotouarism and environmental conservation
  2. To promote and support adolescents, youth, women and people with disabilities in health and social economic development
  3. To support the government efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS and combat malaria
  4. To improve communities’ livelihoods and economic easement
  5. To promote maternal, reproductive health and rights

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