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  • Feedback from Mashonaland East outreach on constitution making
    Youth Agenda Trust
    February 11, 2010

    Marondera The Youth Agenda Trust conducted a consultative meeting with school children at Marondera High School on Friday 5 February 2010. The meeting was attended by over 900 children from Marondera High School, Waddilove High School, Nagle House Girls High School, Nyameni High School and Bernard Mzeki Boys High School. Speakers were Mr Chimukuche, Provincial Head, Ministry of Youth, Last Patsika, Child Mayor of Marondera, Mr Dhliwayo, Education Officer, Assistant Inspector Madhoyo, Victim Friendly Unit of the Zimbabwe Republic Police. The meeting was chaired by Dalia Patsika the child governor of Mashonaland East. The main aim of the meetings is to champion the rights of children during the constitution making process which is currently underway. The meeting was successful though it was almost derailed by a one Mr Kunaka who is purported to be the national youth service focal person in Mashonaland East. He was ignorantly arguing that the graduates of the national youth training service and the Zanu PF youth league should teach the school children the correct history of the country.

    Wedza Youth Agenda Trust held a Community Discussion Forum on constitution making at Wedza inn in Wedza on Saturday 6 February 2010. The meeting was attended by over 150 youth who had walked from Garabha village, Makwarimba village, Matsine village, Zaire and other surrounding villages in Wedza. The meeting was facilitated by the Youth Agenda secretariat and representatives from the local council. Top amongst the concerns of most youth from the community was the need for constitutional provisions which guarantee civil liberties and political rights as well as clear mechanisms for transitional justice.

    The two meetings are part of the outreach programme rolled out by the Youth Agenda Trust as it seeks to empower youth and school children to participate in the constitution making process. The outreach will be targeting eight districts for the month of February and will be carried out in four provinces i.e. Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Midlands and Matebeleland North.

    This weeks activities:

    ACTIVITY: Children's rights consultative meeting
    VENUE: Batanai High School, Redcliff
    DATE: 11 February 2010
    TIME: 12 00hrs - 15 00 hrs

    Hon Child MP Mbizo Constituency : Bridget Mwabvu
    Hon Child MP Kwekwe Central Constituency: Mashley Nkoma
    Hon Child MP Redcliff Constituency: Tamary Mafika
    Provincial Education Officer- Midlands
    Officer in Charge, Victim Friendly Unit, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Midlands
    Facilitator: Lawrence Mashungu: Youth Agenda Trust Programmes Officer Advocacy

    ACTIVITY: Community Discussion Forum Youth and Constitution Making
    VENUE: Tiger Reef Mine, Silobela
    DATE: 13 February 2010
    TIME: 1200 - 1500 hrs
    Facilitator: Fortune Nyamande, Youth Agenda Trust

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