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Welcome to Basilwizi – “People of the Great River”
Basilwizi Trust is a community development organization, founded in 2002 by the local people of the Zambezi valley, north western part of Zimbabwe. The existence of Basilwizi Trust is a demonstration of concern and determination by Zambezi valley communities to demand and restore their dignity taken away from them by the displacement from the Zambezi River banks. Poverty, the main cause of vulnerability to food insecurity, is one of the defining features of the Zambezi valley. The Zambezi valley districts rank least on the Zimbabwe development index and yet they have great potential to be better from the vast natural resources found in the region. Thus Basilwizi works to assist the communities of Binga, Gokwe north, Hwange and Nyaminyami administrative districts to realize own development and emancipation from extreme poverty through community led interventions.
We are delighted to parade the National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) Chairperson's Prize of Excellence in Corporate Governance.
On the 13th of August 2016, the Tonga people witnessed a historic milestone of their life time, through participating in the launch of Basilwizi book ‘The Zambezi Refrain, Lweendo LwaBasilwizi and adopting the new 5 year strategic plan for Basilwizi.
On the occasion of the international Day of the African Child.
As we join the World in commemorating the International Day of the African Child, Basilwizi calls on all responsible authorities to end violence and abuse of all kinds on children. We are strong advocates of children's rights and with our partners, Kindernothilfe and Action Aid, take note of the following vices affecting children in the Zambezi Valley:
1) Rampant and forced marriages of minors;
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