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ACTION HUB - EDZAI ISU TRUST

Themes: Gender, Economics, Social Justice, Community, Freedom of Expression,
Region: Southern Africa
Country: Zimbabwe

ACTION HUB - EDZAI ISU TRUST

The ACTION Hub project is an incubation space for talented youth and women in Harare, Zimbabwe, run by the EDZAI ISU Trust. The hub promotes and mentors the concept of digital production and online distribution of film, poetry, music, theatre, comedy, and dance, in order to spark community engagement, empowerment, and development. The programming will tackle a range of pertinent issues, including gender-based violence, youth unemployment, and sexual reproductive health rights. The project works in tandem with another EDZAI ISU Trust project, the Theatre PA Bridge – a formerly neglected footbridge that has been regenerated into a vibrant community arts hub and hosts many socially relevant arts and cultural performances.

EDZAI ISU Trust is a vibrant and growing Zimbabwean-based transformative arts organization. Their work has not only entertained but engaged, empowered, and developed their community; tackling a range of developmental, human rights, governance, and social issues. This has allowed their influence to span a wide breadth of audiences, including youth, women, and men within local community centers, workplaces, colleges, churches, and other spaces. EDZAI ISU Trust centers on creating community, responsibility, and opportunity, as well as promoting engagement, empowerment, and development.