The 100 legendary women who could be the first to be immortalised

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Various legendary women

We would like to wish a huge congratulations to one of our very own Learning Support Assistants, Martha Musonza Holman, founder of Love Zimbabwe charity and Love Zimbabwe CIC who has made the shortlist of 100 legendary welsh women who could be made into Cardiff’s first female statute. The list is made up of 50 historical and 50 present-day women to mark the 100 years of women’s vote.

In September, 50 of the historical women will be whittled down to just five by a panel and then put to public vote to decide which of the legendary women will be immortalised into an iron statue. The statue will take pride of place in Central Square in Cardiff.

The Love Zimbabwe charity supports community projects in Wales and Zimbabwe, aiming to engage different communities to achieve sustainable living. Their main focuses are:

  • food production
  • health
  • education
  • sanitation

Love Zimbabwe works with welsh school’s curriculum to support education for sustainable development and global citizenship, which means that children learn about sustainability and other cultures.

They have twinned schools in Abergavenny, Wales, with Chinamhora Village, and other schools around Harare.

Martha teaches in the schools, encouraging young people to make simple, practical changes to support fair trade. She also participates in the Global Citizenship programme by educating children about African culture, with drumming and singing workshops.

“I am totally amazed that I was considered for inclusion with such talented and important women who have done so much for Welsh life. It means a great deal to me, having come from Zimbabwe and settling in Abergavenny just 17 years ago. I am also pleased to be part of New Directions as this has also opened a wide network of people in my community.” Commented Martha Musonza Holman.

Click here to visit the Love Zimbabwe website: