Bantwana ambassadors attend child advisory board meeting

April 10, 2015

Bantwana ambassadors and top Zimbabwean musicians Mai Olivia Charamba, Alexio Kawara, and Cynthia Mare attended an April child advisory board meeting to lend their support for ending child abuse and gender based violence in Zimbabwe.

Child advisory board meetings are run by youth delegates from all over the country.  The meetings allow children to discuss important issues that affect their lives with local organizations that conduct youth activities.

At the meeting, Charamba, Kawara, and Mare all voiced the need to educate people against the dangers of child abuse.  The three became Bantwana ambassadors at the beginning of 2015 as part of Bantwana’s Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Program.  The musicians have been using their public images to spread awareness about gender based violence and abuse by attending local events and contributing PSAs on TV and social media.

Their visit to the advisory board meeting was profiled by Zimbabwe news outlets The Herald and News Day.