Oasis in Zimbabwe is governed by a local Board, who take ultimate legal responsibility for our work. One of our Board Members, Richard Calder, describes his involvement:
"I am a 67 year old Chartered Accountant who has worked for many years in senior positions in Zimbabwean and regional business.
I am an active member of River of Life Church (ROL) in Harare and through ROL contacts became aware of Oasis Zimbabwe's work and contribution to Zimbabwe's poor. I have served on the Oasis Zimbabwe Board for 3 years using my financial experience to help Oasis build a stable and reliable accounting system.
I have a vision that Oasis will be able to serve the poor throughout the country, and particularly in the largely neglected communities in Harare. This work will be achieved by gaining a solid reputation of good governance and accountability that provides sufficient comfort to our donors that Oasis can attract a sustainable stream of grants, to ensure its staff are properly remunerated as reward for the excellent work they perform."
We are very grateful to Richard and the other Board members for all their expertise, support and encouragement.