Local musicians using music to empower

Local artists team up to create awareness campaign against gender-based violence.

A group of musicians in Kwatsaduza are embarking on a gender-based violence awareness campaign which will see them visiting various secondary schools to give educational and motivational talks on the subject.

Artist-manager Nkosana Mhlandla, who is also part of the organising committee, says:

“The reason for holding this event is to educate children about gender-based violence while also providing entertainment.

“The event will also help the school to fund-raise by having learners wearing casual clothing.”
The tour, which will be on Fridays, will start on February 7 until March 13.

The first school to be visited will be Mamellong Comprehensive School. It will be followed by JE Malepe Secondary School.

“We are targeting high schools because the youth are our future leaders, fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters.

“They have a better understanding of issues, and I believe with that knowledge they will be able to pass it on to the younger generation,” he says.

The line-up will include, among others, comedian MJ, DJs Jandas and Chef Phola and rapper Taded. The guest speaker will be Miss Sundowns 2016, Sharon Rose Khumalo.

Tshepo Mofokeng, who is the organiser of the event, says gender-based violence is a serious social scourge which needs to be addressed.

“This tour will provide a platform for us as the youth of Kwatsaduza to address and discuss gender-based violence issues while educating each other, and sharing helpful tips.

“I think there are a lot of social ills which we are currently being exposed to,” says Mofokeng.

Source: Africa reporter.co.za
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