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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 in 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 will work 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 the host of many socially relevant arts and cultural performances.

EDZAI ISU Trust is a vibrant and growing Zimbabwean based transformative arts organization whose work has not only entertained but engaged, empowered and developed youth, women and men in community centres, workplaces, colleges, churches and other spaces tackling a range of developmental, human rights, governance and social issues. Their work centres on creating community, responsibility and opportunity as well as promoting engagement, empowerment and development.