The NTZ is a proud member of the International National Trust Organisation and our colleagues John and Emily from the ‘Cross-Cultural Foundation’ of Uganda developed a concept for a project reflecting their conviction that we must focus much of our work on the youth and a desire to share the lessons they have learned from their work to support “Heritage Clubs” in (now over 100) Ugandan secondary schools in the past few years.
“The idea behind the project is to ensure that young people from Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and Uganda develop a better appreciation of the diverse heritage across the continent and become more effective in its preservation, through an electronic platform/ learning network related to heritage conservation and to strengthen the skills of our organisations in delivering more effective Heritage Education programmes for youth in a globalised, but diverse world”
(John De Coninck, Programme Advisor)
Following this idea the first ever crowdfunding campaign was launched by INTO on Monday 14th November 2016 at 2pm GMT to raise as much money as possible from as many donors as possible in five weeks. The project page can be found at www.bitly.com/INTOAfrica.
The good news is that the threshold goal of £2,500 was successfully reached with the assistance of Global Giving and we have earnt a place in their crowd funding community!
As part of the global family of National Trusts The National Trust of Zimbabwe would like you to get involved too!
I love my Heritage!
Show the world Zimbabwe’s unique heritage!
If you are under 20 years and a heritage club member in an Nyanga Secondary School in Zimbabwe then you are invited to join heritage clubs in Sierra Leone and Uganda in a competition to share an experience or activity of your heritage club, which you feel is exciting:
- Submit a 2-3 minute video clip taken on a phone or camera depicting an exciting experience/ activity related to heritage.
- Write half a page (about 250 words) explaining your video clip.
- Submit your entry on a flash drive or memory card to your Principal or Heritage Teacher, who will submit it to Faith at the Nyanga Library or Marshall at Rhodes Nyanga Historical Exhibition (Museum).
You will be invited to present your entry to a panel of judges on 20 September 2017 at the Rhodes Hall, Nattional Park.
Winners receive cash prizes!
Your video may be publicised nationally and used by the International National Trust Organisation to promote Heritage Education!
DEADLINE: 14TH SEPTEMBER (first week of 3rd term)
For further details please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, we look forward to receiving your entries.