ZIMBABWE – Students from the University of Wales are set to visit the country for a cultural exchange project that was initiated by Love Zimbabwe through their Love Zimbabwe Cultural Exchange Project.
They are expected to arrive in the country today and begin their programme that ends on January 25.
The students are expected to visit several places like the National Heroes Acre, Chimhamora Community, Domboshava Caves, Tengenenge Arts Community, National Archives of Zimbabwe, Kutama Mission and Chihoyi Caves among other places.
In a statement Love Zimbabwe, an organisation that started in 2010, said they wanted the students to engage in several cultural activities as well as furthering fair trade development and education between Wales and Zimbabwe whilst fostering global awareness and common unity.
“The visit by the university students, Love Zimbabwe partners and trustees will help in community development issues. It shall be educational for Social Sciences faculties and may also add value to our universities curriculum and modules in future.
“The tourism sector is also set to benefit as we believe the visit will help portray to the world the positive things happening in Zimbabwe as well as strengthen the relationship between the two countries,” reads the statement.
They said Chinhamora was the first community to work with the organisation for their projects and plans are that they would spread their wings to different parts of the country.
“The Chinamhora Community was chosen to be in pilot projects for communities working with Love Zimbabwe and plans are at an advanced stage to spread the Love Zimbabwe wings to the whole country as envisaged in the charity organisation’s name.”
Working in partnership with the Chinamhora community has helped both parties to collectively identify what is needed to deal with poverty the community is experiencing and provide basic standards of living.