Trinity Transformational Fellows Ibrahimu Yarerd Abdul, Pendo Chidebe, and Yosia Mwanayo Mahava.
Three members of the Anglican Church in Tanzania will spend the next twelve months as Trinity Transformational Fellows.
Chosen for the fellowships are: Mr. Ibrahimu Yarerd Abdul, who mobilizes villages in the Diocese of Ruaha to more effectively utilize available local resources; Mrs. Pendo Chidebe, whose past experience includes work to improve girls’ education, women’s health, and food insecurity in the Diocese of Central Tanganyika; and Mr. Yosia Mwanayo Mahava, of the Diocese of Mpwapwa, a successful farmer who shares his agricultural expertise with his community.
The Rt. Rev. Dickson Chilongani, bishop of the Diocese of Central Tanganyika, announced the names of the fellows in a video recording during the midday Ascension Day Eucharist at Trinity Church on May 14.
Trinity Wall Street has offered the fellowships since 2004 as a way to provide both a sabbatical and funds to clergy and lay leaders in the church, to encourage them to renew themselves and strengthen their ministries. For the past five years, the Trinity Transformational Fellowships have been awarded to leaders of the church in Africa.
Also present at the Ascension Day Eucharist were the three Transformational Fellows who were chosen last year from Zambia. Susan Mambo Chulu, Evans Mwewa, and the Rev. Emmanuel Chikoya are visiting New York City and the Trinity congregation this week, as the conclusion to their year-long fellowship.
Susan Mambo Chulu, Evans Mwewa, and the Rev. Emmanuel Chikoya with the Rt. Rev. David Njovu, Bishop of the Diocese of Lusaka.