Europe Day celebrates Zim ingenuity

Citizens of the EU around the world celebrate Europe Day on May 9, to commemorate peace and unity in Europe. In Harare the EU embassy took the opportunity to exhibit some of the young entrepreneurship talent and skills they support in Zimbabwe.

Lorraine Muwuya: These products enable the marginalised make a living.
Lorraine Muwuya: These products enable the marginalised make a living.

The festivities brought together a mix of Zimbabwean and European culture, with a food festival that introduced a variety of delicacies as well as selected wines and beers.

The Arts Assistant Director with Lynde Francis Trust, Lorraine Muwuya, displayed handicrafts manufactured by vulnerable groups.

“This exhibition shows the world that people can make a living out of any circumstance,” said Mawuyu.

Dishes from Denmark on display.
Dishes from Denmark on display.

The products ranged from paper dresses made by people living with HIV and AIDS, to bottle-top handbags and waste bins by people with disabilities. Bags made by mentally challenged women and jewellery made of waste paper and plastic were also on display.

Child-headed families displayed hand-bags made of discarded chip packets and disused ‘Mahewu’ drink containers, while Britain, Denmark, Greece and other countries showcased their respective foods.

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