It is wild
It is a gateway to the creative and generative
It is allowing the silenced a voice
It is peace and healing
It is called Gateway
You are igniting passion
You are our new language
You are the children and their laughter
You are our abundant Zimbabwe
I am dawn after a long dark night
I am an exploration of everything you are
I am helping you learn how to fly again
I am here - I am patient
My name is Gateway Zimbabwe
GENESIS OF THE POEM: In January 2018 we met as the convening organizations and along with key thought partners we did a shortened Pantoum Process (a longer poetic exercise) from which this poem was birthed collectively. And so we became Gateway Zimbabwe.
IT’S US & IT’S NOW: Whatever the question, community is the ANSWER.
Gateway Zimbabwe is a co-creation of Kufunda, ORAP and Trust Africa with a purpose to catalyze agency, enhance social cohesion, build healthy communities and contribute to reweaving the social fabric of Zimbabwe.