Kidzcan Zimbabwe Joins Chipawo in Girl Child Celebrations
KidzCan Zimbabwe on Saturday 24 October attended the International Day of the Girl Child celebrations held at The Harare Gardens by Chipawo Zimbabwe, an event which drew a lot of people, especially school children, from in and around Harare.
Speaking at the event, KidzCan Fundraising officer Pamela Makanjera said it was necessary to celebrate the girl child and as KidzCan Zimbabwe, it was good to come and talk to the age groups that the organisation mostly serves in the world of childhood cancer.
‘We want to commend Chipawo Zimbabwe for inviting us to celebrate the international day of the girl child.
“For us, it is an opportunity to mix and mingle with the little ones as we bring awareness to them on the various cancers affecting children of their age with the hope that they will also take the information back home to their parents.’’
Pote Primary, Acacia Junior, Haig Park, Alfred Beit, Martin Luther Junior, Theatre in the Park Emerald Hill School of the Deaf, Marian Primary School were among the schools present.
Chipawo is a non-governmental organization focused on programs that benefit and empower Zimbabwean children through participatory arts education. It was founded in 1989 by Stephen Chifunyise, Farai Gezi and Julie Frederikse.
The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges faced by girls, aims to promote girls’ empowerment and to create awareness about their rights since with the first having been commemorated in 2012 following the United Nations General Assembly’s declaration on 19 December 2011 that October 11 was to be the International Day of the Girl Child.
The celebration at the Harare Gardens saw attendees involved in some Zumba Dance, Drama, Fun and Music, and Jumping Castles while across town at Old Hararians another fun day was being held for children in a bid to raise childhood cancer awareness.