Who we are

The Sukuma Legacy Project is coordinated by a dedicated team, committed to preserving and spreading the rich heritage of Sukuma language and culture.  Our members are as follows:

Coordinator, Fr. Zakaria Kashinje, OSA, is an Augustinian Sukuma priest, from Ndoleleji Parish, who is currently working in the Archdiocese of Dar -es- Salaam, Tanzania.

Fr. Joseph G. Healey, MM, is an American Maryknoll missionary priest who lives in Nairobi, Kenya. He facilitates SCC Workshops and animates SCCs in Eastern Africa. He is a member of the AMECEA Small Christian Communities (SCCs) Training Team. He is an ordinary member of the St. Kizito Small Christian Community in the Waruku Section of St. Austin’s Parish in Nairobi Archdiocese.

 Fr. Charles Wilbert Bundu, is a diocesan Sukuma Priest, from Mwamapalala Parish, who is currently working as Chaplain at St. Augustine University of Tanzania, (SAUT) in Mwanza.

Cephas Yao Agbemenu is a lecturer in the department of fine art in Kenyatta University, Nairobi. He specialises in graphic art and photography.

Eti Dayan, the founder of Nanetya Foundation (preserving ethnic stories in mother tongues), is part of our yearly brainstorming meeting.

The whole project could not be done without the huge help of the KAMATI YA UTAFITI, our research groups located in Ndoleleji, Shinyanga and Bariadi, Tanzania. We are appreciating their enormous contribution to the success of this project.