Zimlink is a bridge between Zimbabwe and the rest of the world, focusing mainly on the relationship between Zimbabwe and the UK. Zimlink creates a platform for the youth, Business and organisations of Zimbabwe. Zimlink launched in 2013 in the 5 years Zimlink has become a major contributor to the Zimbabwean diaspora.
With the recent change in Zimbabwe, we now have an opportunity to build a strong foundation for Zimbabwe to transform and develop. Zimbabwe has all the skills and resources needed to precipitate this change. But lacks the infrastructure, vision and leadership to put it in to place. Zimlink offers a unique opportunity in the form of; free training open to all socio-economic groups, an online magazine to promote Zimbabwe, also Zimlink can create links and improve upon existing structures between NGO’s, Business and government.
In 2015 Zimlink set up a sister organisation in Malawi Lawilink in a 18 month period Lawilink operated southern region of Malawi through University student volunteers (Blantyre polytechnic) also the community volunteers from Ndirande, Pholombe & the surrounding areas. Creating partnerships between the private sector government and NGOs in the UK, Malawi & Zimbabwe. This project was funded at cost of £105,000 with a £30.00 return. Lawilink generated new employment opportunities, contributed to government policy, supported the set of new business/organisations and conducted virous educational/training programmes.
Zimlink with cross party support from the government of the UK and Zimbabwe will raise £450,000 to create a hub in Harare based on the same model used in Malawi. In the first year we aim to train 800 students build a team of volunteers and full-time staff all of which will be Zimbabwe nationals or African descent.
Zimbabwe has the highest literacy rate in Africa after a long period of decline once being the bread bask
et of Africa with a booming economy. Zimbabwe finds herself at another cross road, now is the time to choose whether we create a Zimbabwe to become the heart of the SADAC region, an economic power house that pushes the African agenda, fighting for an independent and united Africa free from the conditions and terms of external bodies.
An estimated 800,000 – 1,000,000 Zimbabweans and peoples with Zimbabwean heritage live in the UK
offering a huge resource to draw from. Given the historical ties between Zimbabwe and the UK, the capital potential and the need for the UK & Zimbabwe to developed new trade and commercial links. Zimlink can supply Education and infrastructure to facilitate.
Projection year one:
Create a platform for the youth of Zimbabwe to learn, express and transform. Zimlink will change the world through a mutual exchange of information, nurturing skills at national and global level.
Zimlink exists to be the largest media house in Zimbabwe and the SADC region through media training and inclusion of the marginalised society.
Zimlink is a media non-profit organisation established and registered on the 15 August 2013. Zimlink is a sister organization to Lawilink a non-partisan, non-governmental organization. The core business of Zimlink is to empower and civic educate the masses through high quality low cost media services. Zimlink supports grass roots organisations & communities utilising; film production, websites, social media & articles while promoting the rights of the citizenry. Zimlink is representing the marginalized regardless of social status in the society. Currently the organization is operating in the UK, Zimbabwe and the southern region of Malawi through University student volunteers, community volunteers, business and an assortment of other professional volunteers. Zimlink has a board of directors that provide policy direction & board of trusties overseeing the practices. The executive management and part time staff that are involved in the daily affairs of the organization and community volunteers that are involved in the implementation of particular organized activities on social cross-cutting issues. Zimlink has professional accounts staff that overseer financial transactions of the organization.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
AREA OF OPERATION (geographical coverage)
Zimlink has in the past 5 years concentrated its activities Malawi, UK & Zimbabwe
ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE (Brief)
Lack of stable funding