Scotland Zimbabwe Group

IssueSeptember 2008
News by Tecla Wright

The Scotland Zimbabwe Group was founded in 1996: the group seeks to develop social, cultural and human rights awareness between Scotland and Zimbabwe. This is identified in its constitution as being done through education, networking and raising funds for particular projects (currently a Murambinda Hospital outreach programme in Buhera, and Nhimbe Trust, a Theatre for Development organisation in Bulawayo).
The SZG is independent of any government or political party and is keen to enter into working arrangements with other bodies whose objectives are similar to those of the Group. The SZG attempts to keep a balance of Scots and Zimbabweans on its committee and organises social events throughout the year, including opportunities to meet with prominent visiting Zimbabweans.
At our next AGM, we will look at giving support for Zimbabweans who are displaced and those currently living in Scotland who are experiencing emotional instability through the recent events back in Zimbabwe. Most of these Zimbabweans are professional and highly skilled individuals who are either unemployed or in employment that is just for them to get by.
We call upon civil society and on other organisations to join us and speak loudly about human abuse in Zimbabwe.

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