Zimbabweans Celebrate Their Contribution in the UK

By Nyasha Jeche

Celebrating contributions is an integral part of any people, especially those living far from their home. Zimbabweans living and working in the UK are set to do just that starting the month of June up to July and various workshops and events are lined up.

The project is dubbed: Dispersed – Celebrating the contribution of Zimbabweans in the UK. It is a family oriented project that will include workshops, music, poetry, drama and other activities. Starting on June 4 in Herts, it will run up to July 28. The final event will be held at Africa Retreat Centre in Peterborough.

The project is the brainchild of Heritage 4 Children (H4C), a London based trust that centres on education. It is sponsored by Heritage Lottery Fund.

H4C events director, Martin McGarvey said that, “This project is meant to celebrate cultural, economic and social contributions, among others by Zimbabweans in the UK. When most of us came to live and work here, we left our homes but did not leave our culture and we are proud of our culture and how we have added value to the UK scene. This is the reason we are celebrating.”

“This event is not only for Zimbabweans, but everyone who thinks they want to experience our rich and diverse culture, anyone who wants to understand how we as Zimbabweans live. There will be Zimbabwean music, drinks, food and more.

“This is a platform for Zimbabweans to express themselves, to tell their stories about how they live and interact with the locals and people from around the world who also live in the UK,” added McGarvey.



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