WorldRemit has partnered with the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards Australia and US for their 2017 editions. The two awards ceremonies will be held in October and November, respectively.
Australia has become the fourth country to host the ZAA after the UK, South Africa and the US. Preparations are at an advanced stage for its inaugural awards gala dinner at the Hilton Hotel in Adelaide on Saturday 28 October. The US awards, now in their second year, will be held on 11 November at the Marriot Quorum Hotel in Dallas.
The ZAA has grown to become the biggest platform celebrating the achievements of Zimbabweans in the diaspora. The ZAA are now in their seventh year having started in the UK, in London.
WorldRemit is a money transfer company, working purely on digital platforms. The service allows individuals to send money to friends and family living abroad, using a computer, smartphone or tablet. The money can be received as a bank deposit, cash pick-up, Mobile Money, or mobile airtime top-up.
ZAA Chairman Conrad Mwanza welcomed the new partnership with WorldRemit, saying it signalled the company’s commitment to empowering the communities it worked with.
“We are delighted to be working with WorldRemit in fostering greater engagement with the Zimbabwean community around the world. Both ZAA and WorldRemit started in the diaspora and share a commitment to connect national and diaspora communities in beneficial and innovative ways. As we celebrate the achievements of our countrymen and women, we are raising awareness of our collective strength and demonstrating the huge possibilities that are within our reach as Zimbabweans.”
WorldRemit Chief Marketing Officer, Alex O’Shaughnessy said:
“We’re proud to be associated with the positive and inspiring work the ZAA is doing in connecting Zimbabweans across the globe. By bringing international remittances online, WorldRemit is making the process quicker, easier and more secure –helping people to focus on making the most of their opportunities, wherever they are.”
He added, “Like us, the ZAA believe that the mix of experiences and perspectives the diaspora possess offers them unique opportunities to build a better future for themselves and for people around the world. We’re therefore very proud to lend our support to ZAA’s vision.”
Tickets are currently on sale on the ZAA website.