I would like to take this opportunity to write over Yakobo Malima's life history. Mr Malima served as our former employee in the Kizazi Kipya program as a Program Manager. He was promoted to groly on 21st February, 2018 at the Muhimbili National hospital where he was admitted after being diagnosed of cancer.
Mr. Malima was born on 04th July, 1987. He did his primary education at Buligi Primary school in Geita and then joined Kibaha Secondary School for his ordinary certificate of Secondary education. Thereafter, he joined Musoma Alliance Secondary School for his Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education. He then joined the university of Dar Es Salaam for a bachelor's degree in Sociology where he graduated where he was awarded Upper Second with Honors' upon completion of his studies in November, 2013.
He joined the Anglican Church of Tanzania Diocese of Lake Rukwa in December, 2014 as a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in the Pamoja Tuwalee Program supported by USAID through PACT Tanzania and he also worked as M&E Officer in Access to Justice project from January to June, 2017. The Pamoja Tuwalee program ran up to May 30th, 2017 where it phased out and the Kizazi Kipya Program in which Malima worked as the Program Manager took over in June 1st, 2017.
Mr. Malima started feeling some pains along his throat at the beginning of 2017 and in May of the same year he went to Regency hospital for medical investigation of his problem. After several check ups at Regency and the Muhimbili national hospital it was discovered that the late Malima had cancer. He began treatment at the Ocean Road Cancer Treatment center in early February this year but his healthy deteriorated and he passed away on 21st February, 2018.
I met with Malima's family in Dar Es Salaam and together we brought Malima's body to Mwanza. In Mwanza we met with more staff from Lake Rukwa Diocese, and we all travelled together to Malima's hometown (Ukala) to bury him there.
We have sevelar things to learn from Yakobo Malima, his diligence, hardworking, and team building spirit. We will uphold him by imitating the good things and character he showed us.
By Rt.Revd. Mathayo Kasagara
Bishop and CEO - ACT DLR