The Sukuma Legacy Project is coordinated by a dedicated team, committed to preserve and spread the rich heritage of Sukuma language and culture. Our members are as follows:
Fr. Zakaria Kashinje, OSA, is an Augustinian 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 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 specialised 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.
Ndoleleji Research Committee collects the Stories, Proverbs Riddles, Sayings and Songs.
TANZANIA SUKUMA LEGACY CHRISTIAN RESEARCH ORGANIZATION.
To traditional legacies for strengthening faith in Christ within His Church on the way to the heavenly Reign.
Little knowledge on the traditional legacies delays people in discovering wisdom which is found in: Stories, Proverbs, Sayings, Riddles and Songs, which can assist them on their way to God. That is where an inculturation 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 neighbors in God and Him in them, on the way to the Heaven kingdom.
A research on traditional culture 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 way to God.
To conduct research meeting on Stories, Proverbs, Sayings, Riddles and Songs relating them to the Lord’s New commandment of Love.
To see the Stories, Proverbs, Sayings, Riddles and Songs and how they relate 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 collect and preserve data for using in the Sukuma Legacy Project and Website.
MEMBERS OF NDOLELEJI RESEARCH COMMITTEE
- FR. ZAKARIA RICHARD KASHINJE, OSA – DIRECTOR.
- PAULO SHIJA BUYENZE – CHAIRPERSON.
- JUSTINA LULU DEUS – DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON.
- CAT. ALBERT BULUGU SHIJA – SECRETARY.
- ROBERT NYOLOBI MAYALA – IS DEPUTY SECRETARY.
- JUSTINA YUNGE DEUS – TREASURER.
- RICHARD KASHINJE MZEHE – MEMBER.
- CAT. RAPHAEL KASHINJE KUYELA – MEMBER.
- LEAH KWEJI DEUS – MEMBER.
- BONIFACE GITU – MEMBER.
- CAT. ROBERT GALISHI – MEMBER.
- CAT. EZEKIEL D. JOHN – MEMBER.
- FELISTER DANGU – MEMBER.
- MARY GENI JOSEPH – MEMBER.
- HELENA WANDE RICHARD – MEMBER.
- VERONIKA KABULA KASHINJE – MEMBER.