Zimbabwe Heritage Trust (ZHT) is a non-profit-making organization that was founded by patriotic Zimbabweans and registered as a trust in September 2010.
The organization has its headquarters in Harare and offices in all 10 provinces of the country.
As the name implies, the trust focuses on Zimbabwe’s heritage, with special emphasis on the building of a relevant body of knowledge and disseminating it to all interested.
The rationale behind establishing the organization was based on the realization that our history is replete with misinterpretations of the colonial era. Before colonization, Zimbabwe had achieved a lot in many fields, among them agriculture, mining, medicine, education, art, architecture, governance, trade and international relations, but these achievements were minimized misrepresented and almost erased for colonial political reasons. Accordingly, by articulating the totality of our heritage, the organization seeks to project the country’s tangible and intangible heritage and put history in its proper context.
Zimbabwe Heritage Trust has three operations, namely: Research, Advocacy and Publishing.
Zimbabwe Heritage Trust envisions a society that appreciates its heritage and is prepared to protect it at any cost.
To contribute to efforts aimed at moulding Zimbabweans who are proud and associated with their ancestry.
To research all aspects of Zimbabwe’s heritage and then to publish the findings as articles in the weekly newspaper, The Patriot and as relevant literary forms through Heritage Publishing House.
To raise public awareness of what Zimbabwe has in terms of tangible and intangible resources, for patriotic appreciation.
To raise public awareness of the colonial occupation of Zimbabwe; the subsequent struggles against it through the First Chimurenga and the nationalism that gave birth to the Second Chimurenga.
To identify threats to Zimbabwe’s heritage as a way of prompting Zimbabweans to formulate their own ways of protecting it.
To mould Zimbabwean children who are proud of their heritage by sponsoring school and college visits to heritage sites within and outside Zimbabwe.
OUR CORE VALUES
Sovereignty – Our organization cherishes the spirit of total freedom, independence and sovereignty devoid of any external influence.
Patriotism – Our organization is founded on the principle of patriotism and is run by patriotic staff who celebrate being Zimbabwean.
Non-partisanship – Our organization is apolitical because the issue of heritage affects all Zimbabweans regardless of their socio-political orientation.
Professionalism – Our conduct is above board. We maintain a professional relationship with all stakeholders – our peers, the communities we work with, as well as our funding partners.
Commitment – Our organization is fully committed to executing its mission for the benefit of all Zimbabweans.