WELCOME - TERVETULOA!

The Finnish-Zambian Association (FinZam) also known as Suomi-Sambia Seura is a non profit organisation that is registered with the registrar of societies in Finland. The aim and purpose of the association is to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of Zambia and Finland through promoting public awareness of Zambia in Finland and the observance of important Zambian and Finnish anniversaries and social events. The Finnish-Zambia Association also promote cultural exchange activities between the two countries. Membership is open to everyone.

WHO WE ARE

The Finnish-Zambian Association – Suomi-Sambia-seura is a friendship association founded in 1977. The aim of the association is to bring together Finnish people and other nationals interested in Zambia, Zambians living in Finland and Finnish-Zambian families  in order to enhance the friendly relations and cultural understanding between each other.

Finnish-Zambian Association, Suomi-Sambia Seura aims to uphold the interests of community development in Zambia, Zambian cultural activity in Finland, and bi-lateral relations between Zambia and Finland. The Finnish-Zambian Association, Suomi-Sambia Seura welcomes everybody, without looking at nationality, as equal partners in cultural exchange and community development.

We also wish to cater to the cultural and social needs of children born of mixed parentage, for example through activities like the Language Nest project where we teach basics of the Zambian languages of Bemba and Nyanja as well as songs and games. The Language Nest is also designed for Finnish students and development workers, and indeed tourists who wish to learn some basic language before they venture to Zambia.

The purpose of the association is to increase knowledge about Zambia in Finland. We invite anyone who has lived or visited Zambia as well as those who wish to go there to join us in our activities! We organise social gatherings for our members as well as events to a wider audience in Finland.

We are members of Moniheli and Kepa and co-operate with organisations such as Zambian Vocal Collection Suomen yhdistys, and we are open to various co-operation possibilities, so please do not hesitate to contact us!

THE BOARD

Ernest Izai-Zai Yikona

Ernest Izai-Zai Yikona

Chairperson

Allan Funji Chombela

Allan Funji Chombela

Board member

Wendy Savolainen

Wendy Savolainen

Vice-Chairperson

Annina Chiboma

Annina Chiboma

Board member

Paula Paukku

Paula Paukku

Secretary

Slade Syakango

Slade Syakango

Board member

Eugene Chiboma

Eugene Chiboma

Treasurer

Chanda Mulenga

Chanda Mulenga

Board member

THE CONSTITUTION

The Finnish-Zambia Association’s constitution was written in 1977. Given the changes in membership and the objectives for which the association was formed the board has been working on drafting a new constitution that will include all the issues facing the composition of the new membership and changing demand and challenge. Below you can download a copy of the original constitution written in 1977.  Click on the links below to download a copy of the constitution. Click to download a copy of the constitution in Finnish or  a copy of the unofficial translation of the constitution in English

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