On the 26th of March 2014 young people from diverse back grounds came to celebrate Human Rights day through poetry, dance and music at the Cape Diamond Hotel in Cape Town. The event was attended by stakeholders from different structures and organizations in Cape Town. The event also featured the final presentations of the Africa Exchange Interns from Tanzania and Zimbabwe, who were with Africa Unite for a period of a month. The interns were trained as Africa Unite Human Rights Peer Educators in early March 2014 and they spent the rest of the month involved in community work with other local AU peer educators.
The show exclusively portrayed the brilliance, creativity and vast amount of talent that young people have around Cape Town. Local youth including young foreign nationals expressed their multilingual ability to switch off from English to Xhosa, Zulu and Afrikaans–popular local languages spoken in South Africa which made their scripts more unique and entertaining. It was also interesting to note that through our recent Human Rights awareness interventions at Sithembele Matiso High School & TSiBA College, our newly trained Peer Educators were able to identify some young people with talent who also performed on this day.
From the floor, comments were made that these kinds of events should be done regularly in order to attract young people from the township who do not have the opportunity to interact the others.
Africa Unite would like to thank all the stakeholders who came to honor us on this event, the community, young performers and also Quraisha Nagdee who represented DKA- main funder of the Africa Exchange Program.
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