Maria Tsehai leads Compass Communications, a well-known independent production house, communications and events management company. Tsehai is also the founder of #ChangeTanzania, a nonpartisan social movement focused on bringing positive, sustainable change to Tanzania. The movement currently has over 50,000 members and followers on Facebook and Twitter, and has recently run successful campaigns to repeal an unpopular tax on sim cards and draw attention to repressive cybercrime laws. Because of this activism, Tsehai was appointed by the president of Tanzania to be a member of the Constituent Assembly in 2014. Tsehai plans to use her communications talent to launch a TV station, Kwanza TV, which will be the first station in Tanzania to buy and co-produce content with independent producers, providing unprecedented opportunity for young and creative people.


Compass Communications


Co-owner and Director of Production

Areas of Interest

Communications, Media
  • maria tsehai

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Single Nation/Region Program

Country of Origin


Destination Country

United States