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youth promise to score goals for democracy
November 08, 2012
In a 'Score
a Goal for Democracy' Tournament held in Chiredzi in Tshovani,
the youths from Chiredzi promised to register as voters and vote
in all forthcoming elections in a peaceful manner.
a Goal for Democracy' tournaments are sport tournaments held
by the Youth Forum through its elected leadership across the country
to try and encourage fellow youths to register as voters as well
as participate in elections in a peaceful and meaningful manner,
by turning out to vote and not to engage in violent activities.
The Forum has
distributed soccer kits, soccer balls, volleyballs and netballs
across the country to boost the hosting of such tournaments which
have seen tremendous success in encouraging young people to register
as voters and peacefully participate in elections.
the Chiredzi Score a Goal for Democracy Tournament, the Youth Forum
Masvingo Province Chairperson, Mr Marko Shoko said, "This
has been a great success, with over 80 players involved, we expect
them not only to score in these social sports, but also score even
more goals for democracy by not only registering to vote, but encouraging
their peers also to register and eventually vote."
going to have similar tournaments in all the other districts of
Masvingo Province and the other provinces as well where we expect
to encourage more young people to desist from violent behavior,
but encourage each other to vote for their respective parties"
the soccer tournament's top goal scorer was exhilarated by
the program, and said he would use his goal-scoring prowess to motivate
other youths from the region to vote, "I scored 5 goals in
this tournament, and now my goal is to assist 5x5, or 25 more young
people to score goals, but this time for democracy by registering
as voters and voting".
best player, Isolation Muchenje also reiterated the importance for
other young females to be involved in elections, highlighting the
importance of a peaceful environment in the country for the full
participation of young women.
have assisted many young people with information they need to know
before registering as voters and many youths have since registered
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Forum fact sheet
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