Day of the African Child Celebrations
August 1, 2019
The Day of the African Child (DAC) is commemorated in June every year continues to raise awareness on the rights of the children. Mazowe District celebrated the day on the 27th of June at Shingirirai High School in support of the rights of children through denouncing the societal scourge of marrying children under the age of 18.
DAC was commemorated under the theme Humanitarian Action in Africa: Children’s Rights First. The theme reiterates that the physical and psychological safety of children is key to their rights such as health and future prospects. When this safety is threatened, their rights and needs are ignored.
The event was spiced up with quiz, drama, music and dance which created a fun-filled environment to learn and interact. ZISAF together with Tau Tona, a South African Dance dance group graced the event with their creative arts skills. A total of 732(507 girls and women and 225 boys and men) people attended the event.