Zimbabwe Association

Zimbabwe Association (ZA) Leicester Drop In Centre

A fortnightly Drop In Centre(DIC) providing a lifeline for Zimbabwean & all refugees. Comfort, support & advice & a traditional hot meal. Plus involvement in life-enhancing activities & projects. The DIC is a bridge leading the desperate from destitution & despair to services by larger organisations

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,500

Amount raised

£1,783

Donations

23

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy

    Helping

Location

Situation

There are a large number of Zimbabweans in Leicester caught in the asylum process over many years. This difficult situation has dragged on leaving them drained and dispirited as well as isolated and overwhelmed. The ZA meets the increasing welfare needs of members by providing grassroots local support. We aim to strengthen the Zimbabwean community enabling it to become actively involved at a local level.

Solution

The Drop In Centre helps individuals strengthen and recover their self esteem enabling them to offer support to others. Centre members form a united group which participates in local community events and raises awareness of issues surrounding asylum. The Drop In Centre helps break down barriers and misconceptions in the local community by running projects which involve working alongside other groups