FINZAM PROJECTS

Sustainable Development, Tradition & Culture, Education & Charity

SYNOPSIS BY OUR CHAIRPERSON

 

Finnish-Zambian Association has embarked on an ambitious path of rebranding itself to align its goals and objectives to prevailing needs and areas of interest. This has necessitated creation of three departments namely; Sustainable Development department, Tradition and Culture department and Education & Charity department. FinZam has since launched projects in all the three departments.

Sustainable development department focuses on initiating projects that foster sustainable development in Zambia. These projects include Energy, Environment and Climate, Commerce and Trade, Water and Tourism. The Association plans to hold FinZam Expo 2020 in Helsinki on 23 October. The theme is ‘Business opportunities and Tourism in Zambia’.  Companies, organizations and individuals from Zambia will highlight business opportunities in Zambia to promote cooperation and partnership between Finland and Zambia.

Tradition and Culture department aims at promoting rich Zambian culture in Nordic region through performances and workshops. FinZam Cultural Ensemble has since been formed for that purpose. The group consists of persons with rich cultural and traditional background. Cultural ensemble plans to hold performances and workshops in schools, public gathering and government events when called upon. Tradition and Cultural department embraces and plans for celebration of Zambian Independence Day in Finland.

Education and Charity department focuses on promoting early childhood education and enhancing academic relations between Finland and Zambia. FinZam Bright Zambia project has been launched to identify 100 most vulnerable children in Zambia and sponsor them to school. Furthermore, FinZam Student Affairs has been launched with the objective of supporting coming and going students/staff between Finland and Zambia. The scope extend to building Alumni network and promote academic possibilities between the two countries. FinZam Deafblind project, on the other hand, focuses on addressing some of the challenges of Deafblind community through awareness and empowerment.

FinZam welcomes companies, organizations and individuals with similar interests to collaborate with us.

 

Benjamin Musuku

Finnish-Zambian Association Chairperson