Empowering Zambians in the New England Area
The Zambian Association of New England traveled to Connecticut on September 30th, 2012 to meet its Zambian family and to revitalize its base there.
ZANE leaders present were happy to introduce themselves and share their experience as a whole; sharing anecdotes of what ZANE means to them.
ZANE President Mr. Kwanga Kaweza told the audience of ZANE’s beginnings, what it’s goals are as an organization, the challenges it faces such as a lack of leaders and participation at a community level, and solutions needed to overcome said challenges. Mr. Kaweza informed Zambians living in Connecticut of the ‘Tiyende Pamodzi’ challenge that was launched in February 2012 at ZANE’s Indaba, in response to the challenges the organization faces. The Tiyende Pamodzi challenge is all about solutions, participation and bringing about a sense of togetherness through committees. These committees include men, women’s, youth, event coordination and fundraising.
Representing Connecticut residents, Mr. Hendrix Musonda thanked ZANE for all that it does, and expressed confidence that ZANE’s ideas will not only be welcomed by the Connecticut community at large, but will have a lasting impact.
A Q&A session was held that brought forward great ideas from the audience. Examples of this were the opening of a sports bar with incentives for ZANE members, the development of family membership dues, and a recycling program . Overall sentiment was that the mission of ZANE; which is to ‘Empower Zambians’, would spread to those who were not able to attend the event.
At the end of the successful meeting, a ‘Thanksgiving Dinner & ZANE Launch in CT’ event was agreed to be held the weekend of Thanksgiving, on Saturday, November 24th, 2012. It was seen fit to host the launch event following this first ever ‘Meet ZANE in CT event’. A Steering Committee is to be formed, charged with uniting & networking the ZANE community in Connecticut.
Kudos to Zambians in New England!
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