Ambassador Impressed By Young Talent.

The Swedish Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Her Excellency, Asa Pehrson has praised the talent exhibited at the recently held CRAFT FESTIVAL which brought together 36 young people from across the country.

The contestants were performing in various categories which included, drama, poetry, music and public speaking.

Their performances were centered on SRHR , GVV, HIV/AIDS among other in her remarks said the festival was important as it gave youth a platform to educate themselves on sexual reproductive health issues while showcasing their talent.

“We are here to celebrate talent, passion, and the young people’s desire to participate in processes that contribute to their wellbeing.

“The inclusivity that is being demonstrated here is what Sweden stands for. Sweden believes that there can never be true transformation toward gender equality, respect for democracy and human rights including Sexual Reproductive Health Rights without inclusion of young people in their diversity,” she said.

She called on the participants to be proud of their achievements.

“Be proud for choosing to be torch bearers of positive health choices and behaviours and being ambassadors of health, gender, and human rights realization in Zimbabwe and beyond.

“I am impressed with the performances I am seeing today. Your artistic work has power to re-shape today’s policies to speak to young people’s interests.”

The show was capped by scintillating performances from Alick Macheso, Freeman, Anita Jackson, and Enzo Ishal.


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