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Exhibition Bay: Key Highlights

Young people interacts with Japan Embassy and collect key information

Young people interact with Japan Embassy and collect key information

Its systems go at the 3rd Edition of theSpace

Today we reflect around one of the key activities that make up theSpace – the Exhibition Bay

It is that time of the year again when more than 2000 students will have an opportunity to interact with at least 20 embassies and several UN agencies courtesy of theSpace. Held under the theme Challenging Power, the event which will be held on the 15th of September will be a golden opportunity for young people to interact with various embassies, UN agencies and influential people from the business world.

The annual event which has grown in leaps and bounds since its formation three years ago will be held at the Harare Gardens (behind National Gallery) where the embassies will run an exhibition to showcase scholarships, business opportunities and study opportunities on offer in their respective countries.

The organizers said the event is unique in that it will draw students and young people from all walks of life to have an appreciation of different countries sharing diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe.

“The exhibition is unique because we are targeting the youths. We are providing a rare opportunity for the youths to interact with the embassies. This is a way for the students from different walks of life to know different countries,” said Florence Mahwata, an administrator of the Exhibition Bay at theSpace Event.

Some of the schools that will be attending the 3rd edition include Eddrovale High from Masvingo, Tynwald High School and Harare International School, will also exhibit at colorful event.

Students from tertiary institutions that have confirmed their availability at the event include University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Open University and Women University of Zimbabwe.

Europe, Africa and America will be represented during the event.

According to the organisers, theSpace Event is an annual international platform with global aspirations organised locally by young people under “theSpace” as a national process with the sole purpose of re-imagining Zimbabwe’s future, influencing an inclusive society and shaping the discourse.

Aimed at harnessing youth power, agency and energy to unleash the most creative generational potential into nation building.  theSpace is an annual  event that has proved strong, creative and popular. The platform has become crucial for new ideas that have generated impact.

It has brought young Zimbabweans, the community of authentic thinkers, the development community of practice, conveners, diplomats, government officials, academics; all committed to share their ideas to advance the prospect of re-imagining a Zimbabwe centered on the role and agency of this generation.

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