75th Anniversary of Exchange Programs

U.S. State Department Alumni- Zimbabwe

Since 1940, State Department has enabled nearly a million people to experience life and the way of doing things in the United States. As noted by Secretary Kerry, the U.S. has “helped foreign journalists explore the First Amendment and observe firsthand what freedom of speech really means on the IVLP.” It has “dispatched Fulbright Scholars to teach” in other countries as well as brought in sports people to come together as well as budding entrepreneurs from Africa to meet with U.S. business owners to exchange ideas and open both markets and minds.

On Tuesday, May 26th, Ambassador Bruce Wharton addressed a capacity crowd of Zimbabwean alumni of these programs. He accounted for the importance of this exchange program and the impressive nature of Zimbabwean alumni in his remarks which can be read here.

In this section, we feature some of the alumni that have participated in these programs.

U.S. State Department Alumni- Zimbabwe

  1. Dr. Portia Manangazira, Director of Epidemiology & Disease Control
  2. Tsitsi Mutendi – Media and Fashion Enterpreneur
  3. Rabison Shumba – Author, Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur
  4. Welcome Remarks by Michael Mabwe, Coordinator for the Zimbabwe-U.S. Alumni Association (ZUSAA)