WASHINGTON D.C. —
Zimbabweans in the diaspora have been encouraging each other to build their country despite the socio-economic problems currently gripping the Southern African nation.
Many organisations have taken the initiative, with one such group being Build Zimbabwe, a platform encouraging Zimbabweans at home and in the diaspora to give back to their country and communities.
Build Zimbabwe convener and founder Dr. Noah Manyika, who is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, said his organisation was working on a number of projects, including low-cost housing projects around the country.
Dr. Manyika said he founded Building Zimbabwe many years ago with the aim of helping underprivileged children.
“It was basically my organisation but I decided no, no, let me invite Zimbabweans to build this platform which would accomplish an unprecedented mobilization of Zimbabweans wherever they are, ah, to really bring about change in 2018, but also to make sure that we have an unassailable program to rebuild Zimbabwe,” Dr. Manyika said.