WHO WE ARE
We are a diaspora led organisation with membership of around 500 Zambians and friends of Zambia. Our organisation was formed in 2004 and operated as Scotland Zambia Association (SCOZAA). Our initial focus was providing a platform for Zambians and Friends of Zambia to interact as well as reduce social isolation. Following a consultation we undertook in 2017 to understand the needs of our community and our future direction, there was an overwhelming support for our organisation to take a more formal approach to work in Zambia. We therefore become a Scottish registered charity (SCO47771) in October 2017 under the name of Scotland Zambia Partnership.
The main aim of our organisation is to reduce social inequalities and improve peoples’ life chances in Scotland and Zambia. This is achieved through the following objectives:
To encourage active participation and community involvement as a way of reducing social exclusion.
To facilitate a friendly and open minded environment that fosters cultural exchanges as a way of promoting an appreciation and understanding of many diverse cultures in Scotland.
To actively promote health and well being through sports and recreational activities particularly amongst those that do not normally engage in these activities.
To contribute to and support Scottish organisations that promote sustainable development in Zambia.
To work in partnership with other organisations that work towards alleviation and eradication of poverty particularly in Scotland and Zambia.
Our organisational areas of interest include:
Education – Global Citizenship
Health – General
Through our existence we aim to enrich the partnership between Scotland and Zambia, encouraging involvement and participation in new community initiatives across Scotland and Zambia. We want people to actively participate in projects and inform new ideas to strengthen the relationship between Scotland and Zambia and we aim to do this by employing the experiences and expertise of our members to inform our work and projects.