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of the African Child celebrations
June 12, 2013
June 16 is celebrated
as the Day of the African Child. On this day, about ten thousand
black school children marched in a column more than half a mile
long, protesting the poor quality of their education and demanding
their right to be taught in their own language. Hundreds of young
students were shot, the most famous of which being Hector Peterson.
More than a hundred people were killed in the protests of the following
two weeks, and more than a thousand were injured.
Every year CHIPAWO
hosts a concert to commemorate this day, and call it THE CHIPAWO
DAY, but this year CHIPAWO children are visiting different children's
homes on Saturday June 15 2013 to mark with them the Day of The
African Child. The children will engage each other in discussions
about the significance of this day what it mean to them as Zimbabwean
children while dancing, singing and games will cap the day’s
Some of the
children’s homes that the proactive organization will visit
include Jairos Jiri, Chinyaradzo, Shammah children’s home,
Emerald Hill and Harare Children’s home to name but a few.
The children from CHIPAWO will be accompanied by staff and arts
educators from the organisation, who will also actively take part
in the proceedings.
in 1989 CHIPAWO is an Arts Education for Development and Employment
Trust which works with children and young people in child development.
As an organisation that has been working with children and young
people for over twenty-two years and has been involved in many international
festivals and exchanges, CHIPAWO, has learnt from its own experience
how valuable it is to invest in young people.
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