Celebrate 1 August in Victoria Falls

We make higher education accessible - against all odds!

“Whoever is unwilling to help himself can be helped by no one.” Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educator

empowermefirst Zimbabwe proudly presents our Swiss national day event to celebrate Swiss – Zimbabwean collaboration in providing free access to quality education to the most vulnerable school dropouts.

Swiss, Zimbabweans and global citizens come together to celebrate Swissness: Multiculturalism, human rights, equal access to quality education for all (SDG4), excellence in innovation, knowledge and research, inclusivity, high standards of work ethics, timeliness.

Enjoy cultural performances, music, speeches, celebrate student achievements, food and drink, take part in a raffle to win exciting prizes and make a difference for the most vulnerable.

Make an impact, help educate vulnerable school dropouts, become a sponsor now!

Draft Program

15:00 People arriving, drink, snack, dancing, entering raffle upon arrival
15:30 Local band, Umkhankaso wamajaha
16:00 Opening by Given Moyo introducing empowermefirst Zimbabwe and how it represents Swiss values
16.05 Student and coach performance 
16.10 cultural performance
16:20 Speech by a Swiss in Zimbabwe
16.25 Music or performance
16.30 Speech by Conium Nyathi empowermefirst and Swiss values
16.35 Presentation and appreciation of partners and sponsors 
16.40 Appreciation of members
16.45 Mduduzi Moyo Speech on value of education
16.50 Surprise 
 Raffle draw
17.10 Dinner, dessert, music
18:00 Learn a traditional dance
18:20 Local band, open mike, music, dancing

Entry ticket: $ / CHF 25.- (performances, food, two soft drinks, raffle entry)
Sponsor ticket: minimum $ / CHF 100.- per person or 200.- per family. (In addition to the above: VIP seating, special badge, mention by name on stage)
VIP sponsor: minimum $ / CHF 1000.- (In addition to the above: VIP seating, special badge, celebration on stage, logo at event, on social media posts and website, tickets for 5, student testimonials for exclusive use.)

Reserve your place now, invite your friends or watch our event on our social media!

Raffle prizes - New prizes will be announced on a weekly basis

Raffle prizes
– 2 x Boma dinner & drumshow vouchers, each for 2 pax excluding drinks
– 3 handmade baskets from the women’s cooperative
– 2 handmade batiques from the women’s cooperative
– 1 handmade quilt bag from the women’s cooperative
– 2 handmade wooden bowls from the women’s cooperative
– 2 hand carved wooden animals from the women’s cooperative
– 1 handmade wooden animal salad set from the women’s cooperative
– 2 hand carved bone keyrings from the women’s cooperative
– 4 handmade necklaces from the women’s cooperative
– 2 handmade table mats from the women’s cooperative
– 1 handmade Victoria Falls bag 
from the women’s cooperative
– 1 Sigg water bottle
– 1 Swiss army knife
– 1 Caran D’Ache pen
– 1 original Swiss Edelweiss scarf
– 1 Edelweiss scarf
– 3 empowermefirst.college caps: White, yellow, blue
– 1 set of Swiss playing cards

Funds raised for education within 1 August - fundraiser (aim $/CHF 20'000.-)
funds raised for education 39%

Event and raffle sponsors
– Women’s cooperative Victoria Falls
– Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
– Brigit Koch – event costs, Swiss raffle

VIP – Donors
– Esther and Michael Hirsch – CHF 1000.-
– Dominik Pongracz – CHF 1000.-
– Brigit Koch – CHF 5000.-

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