Bishop Desiderius Rwoma of Bukoba Diocese KST Protector
The Kolping Society of Tanzania was established in 1989 after the Diocesan Bishop, Right
Reverend Bishop Nestory Timanywa gave his consents for its establishment. Under the persuasion and guidance of the Director of the Lay Apostolate
in Bukoba Diocese , Rev. Father David Kamugisha , twelve(12) members in Bukoba Parish formed a Kolping Family which was formally inau
gurated in June of the Year.
From Bukoba Diocese the society has extended to the dioceses of Rulenge-Ngara, Kigoma , Sumbawanga, Mwanza, Dar es Salaam, Tanga , Morogoro,
Kayanga, Mbulu, Musoma, Same, Arusha, Singida, Geita andBunda. Invitations from Tabora and Dodoma dioceses are being Worked upon
. The KST has more than 10,390 registered members in 201 Local Kolping Families (LKF) estabulished in 77 parishes of these
The widespread presence of the Society in the nation gives it leverage in its outreach programmes of on going formation, social and economic
Spiritual formation of members.
Functional Education and Training to Rural Communities,
Vocational Training to the Youth and Women.
Rural development(food security improvement, improved agronomic practices, agribusiness-coffee marketing,income improvement
, rural microfinance including SACCOS, health and environmentmanagement)
Solar Rural Electrification.
" Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel
basket ; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house ".
(Math 5:15 )
" To secure the dignity and of the human being through the integral engagements of the KST's members and groups. Man/Woman ,being a
at the center of every activity , is to be assisted to develop his/her abilities and talents for his/her good and for the common good. "
" Motivated by the Gospel concept of abundant life for all and in the light of the vision of our Founder Blessed Adolph Kolping, "
we the members of the Kolping Society of Tanzania , commit ourselves to contribute towards bringing about holistic
and sustainable progress and development in Tanzania by responding to present day challenges relating to Spiritual , Socio-Political,
,environmental and economic well-being of individuals , families and communities through the application of Kolping
Care for Others.
Warmth in human relationships
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