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Vic Junior, Mucheke win GBV drama competitions

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Vic Junior, Mucheke win GBV drama competitions




MASVINGO- Victoria Junior Primary and Mucheke High schools scooped trophies for coming first in the primary and secondary schools 16 Days of Gender Based Violence (GBV) awareness drama competitions at the Civic Centre on Monday.

Six primary schools, Dikwindi, St Don Bosco, Francis Aphiri, Hellen McGhie, Victoria Junior and Urombo and two secondary schools, Rujeko and Mucheke competed.

The competitions and 16 days of GBV awareness campaign launch were organized by Masvingo City Council and Charles Austin Theatre. 

Representatives from the Ministry of Women Affairs, Small and Medium Enterprises, Zimbabwe Gender Commission ,Civic society and Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education attended. 

Victoria Junior winning drama was premised on how fights between parents affect their children’s welfare and performance at school. 

Urombo came second. Its drama showed how GBV leads to child marriages and drug abuse. Francis Aphiri came third, Helen McGhie fourth, Dikwindi fifth and St Don Bosco sixth. 

In the secondary schools category, Rujeko came second. 

Mucheke teacher, Handina Mutero told The Mirror that she is pleased with how her pupils grasped the GBV concept.

“I am happy with my team for winning this prize. My students performed well since we had little time to prepare them,” she said.

The world is commemorating the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence that runs annually from November 25-December 10.

This year’s commemorations are under the theme: Unite! Invest To Prevent Violence Against Women and girls. 

Masvingo Town Clerk, Engineer Edward Mkaratirwa said Council is working with other stakeholders to eliminate GBV in all spheres of life.

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