Climate Change Awareness Through Creative Arts in Chiredzi South


Under a project entitled Sengwe Carbon Reduction project  (http://safireweb.org/adapting-to-climate-change-through-protecting-and-enriching-local-natural-woodlands-and-forests-in-malipati-chiredzi-district-2013-2016/?customize_changeset_uuid=9864ff7d-5c64-4e6b-8e68-04062ee68b02 )

which is supported by Liechtensteinischer Entwicklungs Dienst (LED)and implemented in conjunction with the Chiredzi RDC, Forest Commission, EMA and other government departments Climate change awareness activities are being conduted in schools Chiredzi South Ward 13, 14 and 15. This part of the project aims to create awareness on climate change, its effects and pioneer knowledge on carbon sequestration in Chiredzi.

In so doing, we are in 2018 again conducting the annual Creative arts competitions which have been held under this project since 2014. These competitions are in public speaking, drama and art competitions for the schools in the wards 13, 14 and 15 of Chiredzi.  The competitions will be held on the 28th of September 2018 at Rutandare Primary School. This year’s Theme is Climate Change in the Sengwe, “Embracing the costs, exploring the Opportunities.”

The main topics for the various competitions developed for art, drama and public speaking include areas below;

The Carbon Shield being held by a local teacher

2017 Winners Malipati High School students

  • Survival tactics to Climate change effects in Sengwe Communal Area
  •  Adaption strategies to combat climate change in Zimbabwe
  • Climate Change adaption strategies for sustainable livelihoods

It promises to be an amazing day as these are the only major event of its kind in the year!!!