Please see below selected recent friendship-related change.
- A legacy of poverty, genocide and dictatorship left Zimbabwe struggling with an epidemic of depression. A landmark project was therefore launched, employing grandmothers to deliver therapy on park benches. Founded in 2007, the Friendship Bench project treated 280,000 people in its first 16 years of existence, in 70 communities across Zimbabwe and at spin-off projects in Malawi, Kenya and most recently Zanzibar and Vietnam. The concept has proven so successful that it’s hoped that it can be exported around the world.