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.
SUKUMA LEGACY RESEARCH IN UNION WITH CHRIST ON THE WAY TO GOD.
Little knowledge on the traditional legacies delays people in discovering wisdom which are found in: Stories, Proverbs, Saying, Riddles and Songs, which can assist them on their way to God. That is where an enculturation takes place, in which people discover values from their traditions which can strengthen their faith in Christ within His Church on the way to the heavenly Reign.
However, making research on their traditional ways of life helps them enough to discover their legacies and use them for loving God with all their hearts. They can also manage to love their fellows in God and Him in them, on the way to the Heaven kingdom.
A research on traditional ways of like enables people to use freely their legacies enough to apply the Lord’s new commandment of love to their lives on their way to God.
To make research on the people’s legacies for strengthening their faith in Christ within His Church, on the say to God.
To conduct research meeting of all sukuma research members, at Ndoleleji Mission, on July, for one month each year, on Stories, Proverbs, Saying, Riddles and Songs, for relating them to the Lord’s New commandment of Love.
To discuss each of the brought Story, Proverb, Saying, Riddle and Song by each member and relate it to the biblical verses for simplifying its application to their daily lives, within the Church of Christ, on the way to the heavenly Kingdom.
To use a computer in preserving data enough to post them to the sukuma legacy website for book writing in the future.
PARTICIPANT MEMBERS AT NDOLELEJI RESEARCH CENTER MEETING, AND THEIR LEADERSHIP
- FR. ZAKARIA RICHARD KASHINJE OSA, IS THE COORDINATOR.
- PAULO SHIJA BUYENZA – IS A CHAIRPERSON.
- JUSTINA LULI DEUS – IS AN ASSISTANT CHAIRPERSON.
- CAT. ALBERT BULUGU SHIJA – IS A SECRETARY.
- ROBERT NYOLOBI MAYALA – IS AN ASISTANT SECRETARY.
- JUSTINA YUNGE DEUS – IS A TREASURER.
- RICHARD KASHINJE MZEHE IS A MEMBER.
- CAT. RAPHAEL KASHINJE KUYELA IS A MEMBER.
- LEAH KWEJI DEUS IS A MEMBER AND COOK.
- BONIFACY GITU IS A MEMBER.
- CAT. ROBERT GALISHI.
- CAT. EZEKIEL D. JOHN.
- FELISTER DANGU.