Uniting to build a stronger community
Dear members of Zambians Together, friends and colleagues,
It is with profound sadness that the Zambians Together Board of Directors inform you of the passing of our President Mr. Elias Phiri, on 27th January 2021, due to COVID-19.
Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual but also for the loss his family suffers.
Mr. Phiri's contribution and commitment to the Zambian communities in the UK and around the world was commendable. He was instrumental in setting up and leading a number of Zambian Diaspora community led organisations and groups in the UK and globally, with the core purpose of establishing and maintaining cohesiveness with Zambian communities around the world.
He was one of the driving forces behind Zambians Together, a non-profit organisation set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which he co-founded. Mr. Phiri led as President from March 2020 until his untimely passing yesterday. During his term as Zambians Together President, he successfully led the organisation to global and Zambian government recognition, and thus established it as one of the forerunners in Zambian Diaspora engagement.
Further, his leadership helped to cement mutual relations between Zambians Together and the Zambian government through the Zambia High Commission to the UK. His loss will be greatly felt by all of us, his friends and colleagues. Nonetheless, his legacy and drive to unite the Zambian Diasporic communities into a supportive and comprehensive body able to contribute efficiently and productively to the national development of Zambia will live on.
We would therefore like to honour him and his family during this difficult time by pausing and taking the time to grieve our friend and support his family just as he has supported all of us and the wider Zambian communities. Hence, we will be putting our Town Hall Meetings on hold until further notice.
We send our deepest condolences to Mr. Elias Phiri's family and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers are also with all the families within our community that have been adversely affected by COVID-19.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of Zambians Together’s continued commitment to support the Zambian Community within the UK.
Zambians Together Board of Directors
Thursday 28th January 2021 - 13:30Hrs (UK Time)
We are non-profit organization setup as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic to help provide a one stop shop for the Zambian community in the UK and the Republic of Ireland; to communicate, collaborate, donate, raise awareness and unite with the purpose of providing the help and support that our community requires.
Build a strong and connected community within the UK & Republic of Ireland, providing support during the COVID-19 pandemic to all adversely affected within our Zambian diaspora community and to ensure the wellbeing of our community past the Covid-19 pandemic.
Food Pack Assistance
Food shopping/prescription collection for those quarantined
This initiative is run in collaboration with the Zambian High Commission London and several community leaders across the country.
In true Zambian style we believe in One Zambia and One Nation, there's several ways to support this initiative.
Message from the Zambia High Commission UK
Many in our community have expressed their willingness to help, support and contribute towards those in need of help during this unprecedented time. The Zambia High Commission UK recognises and endorses initiatives such as ZambiansTogether, that deliver a concerted and coordinated effort to support those in need.
We encourage those who are willing to help, to join Zambians Together in making an impact on the wider community in the spirit of One Zambia, One Nation and in supporting those amongst us in need.
Please note that this is a ZambiansTogether initiative and as such is managed and effected by this organisation.
Lieutenant General (Rtd.) Paul Mihova
The High Commission of The Republic of Zambia, UK