20 Jul Durban, South Africa: Phansi Musem competition to promote awareness in children
The Phansi Museum collected art reflecting South Africa’s human rights created by grade 7 school children from across KwaZulu-Natal.
“Hundreds of submissions were received from more than 80 schools, many from KZN’s deep rural areas.
“’We have reached kids who have never been exposed to human rights,’ said Ndiki, ‘In this way we are getting children to speak about things, and to become aware of a range of issues.’
“Participants in the art section of the competition had to be in Grade 7, artworks had to be A3 size, only one entry per participant was accepted, and teachers were supplied with a resource book, Durban Human Rights Wall, which contained explanations in English and Zulu of the 30 clauses of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”
By Shelley Seid