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Foundation promotes human welfare through arts

BY SHARON SIBINDI

Anthu Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has embarked on an initiative meant to promote and cater for the socio-economic needs of the citizens of Bulawayo through a series of competitions under the banner Africa Through My Eyes.

The competitions include an art competition, a Ndebele spellings Bee and a debate.

The competitions involved students from high schools including Mzilikazi, Sobukhazi and St Columbas’.

“We had our first art competition, which was hosted at the National Gallery in Bulawayo on September 27 under the theme Africa Through My Eyes,” said Anthu Foundation founder and chairperson Lionel Muchirahondo.

“Learners from the three schools were given discarded mannequins and asked to depict how they saw Africa through this media.

“Their creativity was expressed through their artwork and the winner was Brandon Mguni from Sobukhazi High School. He walked away with a new floating trophy and a laptop.”

He said the Ndeblele spelling Bee was hosted at the small city hall on September 28 and pitted 15 students from the three schools, while the debate was held on October 5.

“The Africa Through My Eyes series will be hosted annually. Anthu Foundation is proud to have worked with its partners Mzansi Express, Edgars Stores, Ticket Joint, Innscor Zimbabwe, Hella Hella Entertainment and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary education,” Muchirahondo said.

“Anthu foundation is an organisation that has been established to unite the culturally diverse community and to work with its members to develop the wards through active citizenry, unity of purpose and social, economic and cultural focus.”

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