ZIMBABWE – Seven students from Wales University, who were in the country on a cultural exchange programme facilitated by Love Zimbabwe, have hailed the country’s natural heritage.
Love Zimbabwe Charity is a Welsh based organisation that supports community projects in Zimbabwe by promoting sustainable living through the natural environment and the African culture.
The students, who are studying Anthropology, had a tour of the country that includes the Domboshava and Chinhoyi Caves, Lake Chivero, Kutama College, Mucheri Primary School (Zvimba), Mbare suburb and Chitungwiza.
In an interview with the team leader, Eurgain Gwilynn, she said she was overwhelmed by the reception.
“It feels like I have always been here much longer than the past three weeks, the people of Zimbabwe were awesome and generous to my crew. I will miss the Zimbabwean hospitality and my newly found family,” she said.
She said their stay in Domboshava was a dream come true.
“The Chinhamhora community Centre made us feel so welcome, we have never been to any place where we felt closer to home. We have been to amaizing places like the Chinhoyi Caves, Mbare and the Domboshava caves where we learnt a lot,” she said.
Love Zimbabwe Charity founder, Martha Musonza-Holman said the first programme has gone well.
“We are happy to have made the first visit by the students go on well and we are thanking everyone who made it possible. Special mention goes to the University of Wales that funded the whole trip,
“The students are now going back and they have something to report back in Wales, soon after that we are expecting another batch of students,” she said.
She said as soon as she gets adequate funding she will send Zimbabwean students to Wales.
“I am working hard on the reverse of the exchange programme so that we can send our own students to Wales so that they can reciprocate the visits. If all goes well our first team will be in Wales by end of year,” she added.