WELEAD drills University of Zimbabwe students on constitution culture
WELEAD Team held a workshop on Constitution Culture in Mt Pleasant, near the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), with 36 students attending.
Zimbabwe: WELEAD Team held a workshop on Constitution Culture in Mt Pleasant, near the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), with 36 students attending.
“As the WELEAD Team, we have six pillars that we call WE-PILLAS, and these are our organisational leadership pillars. One of them is RESPONSIBILITY, which is what we are doing here in Mt Pleasant," said Maybe Gave, a WELEADER.
"We value responsibility in youth leadership, and we are committed to developing the concept of taking responsibility in all aspects of the youth leadership walk," she added.
"My message to you young people in Zimbabwe is very clear: we should know our constitution because it is the one that governs us," said one of the UZ students.
He went on to say that young people are the leaders of tomorrow, and it will be difficult to lead a nation without understanding the constitution.
"It is important for youth to understand Section 20, we have a problem as youths because we do not take the time to learn about the Constitution," said Bridget Mambondiani.
"You have to know your rights and responsibilities if you want to be a better citizen who is aware of everything around you, whether it is the economics, social, and politics of your country," she added.
The 'We Know The Constitution Campaign' aims to close the youth constitution illiteracy gap, which has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, as identified by reports and studies conducted in 2018 with organisations such as Youth Empowerment Transformation Trust(2019) and MACRAD (2021).
The WELEAD Team's engagements in Zimbabwe have received positive feedback from young people.
Interviews have been conducted, and young people have testified that they are learning about the Constitution for the first time.
The WELEAD Trust platforms (@weleadteam on all social media platforms) host the youth interviews.