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Youths embrace Poets' Peace campaign
in Zimbabwe Coalition
April 23, 2013
youths thronged Zengeza 2 Shopping Centre in Chitungwiza on Saturday
April 20 for a Peace Screen Printing Festival which was organised
by the Zimbabwe
Poets for Human Rights (ZPHR).
the peace message that ZPHR propagated, the youths and general public
signified the quest for peace and non-violence as the country approaches
the forthcoming harmonized elections expected in 2013.
Some of the
youths ended up bringing their shirts to the stand for printing.
member and National
Association of Non-Governmental Organisations Secretary General
Michael Mabwe said:
the response we have received, it is clear that the peace message
we are preaching is gaining ground among the young people.”
The ZPHR in
collaboration with a private company Surrey Meats offered T-Shirts
as prizes for the winners of the various promotional competitions
focusing on the company’s products and printed them at the
stand manned by ZPHR graphic artists.
various messages promoting peace and the participation of youth
in the forthcoming elections such as “PEACE TODAY PEACE FOREVER”,
“I’LL VOTE THIS YEAR”, “THE FUTURE STARTS
TODAY” and “YES WE CAN”.
youth artists, musicians, dancers and poets performed at the event
while some youths did group painting sessions on two big banners
where they wrote “I’LL VOTE IN PEACE” and “YES
The event was
also graced by leaders and members of other youth organisations
such as the Zimbabwe
National Students Union, Build A Better Youth Zimbabwe and Youth
Alliance for Democracy.
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