About the Viziwi Project

VIZIWI is a partnership between the Diocese of Central Tanganyika (Anglican), headquartered in Dodoma, Tanzania and led by Bishop Dickson Chilongani, and Bethany Community Church, a non-denominational church in Laurel, Maryland, USA. The partnership has grown to include other churches and many individuals from the US who are passionate about Deaf empowerment; and we collaborate with other NIGOs and the Tanzanian Deaf Association (local branch in Dodoma).

The structure of the partnership can be broken down into two core teams which can be considered hubs. On the ground in Dodoma, we have a team comprised of Project Manager and Assistant Project Manager who oversees the day-to-day work of the project, under the guidance of DCT leadership. In Washington, DC we have a team compromised of 4-5 key players whose primary responsibilities include fundraising, community awareness and advisory/consultation role. The the two teams work together to formulate short and long terms goals and set project priorities and vision.

Viziwi Partnership Teams

Dodoma Team

Dickson Chilongani

Bishop - Diocese of Central Tanganyika (DCT)

Prof. Grace Mbise

Canon - Diocese of Central Tanganyika (DCT)

Wilson Masagasi

Project Manager

Patrick Matonya

Assistant Project Manager

Washington, DC Team

Nathaniel Yates, Sr.

Pastor - Bethany Community ChurCH

Res Batamula

Project Coordinator

Kevin McGhee

DIRECTOR OF U.S. ENGAGEMENT AT CONVERGE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES

Bobby Wheeler

DIRECTOR OF CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRIES - BETHANY COMMUNITY CHURCH​

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