Youths in Bulawayo, on 02 January 2020 organized an event to recognise the rights of the elderly at Bulawayo’s Entembeni Old People’s Home honouring the elderly with blankets, clothes, foodstuffs and toiletries.
The function was organized by Friends of Elitah and Raising 1000000 Champions with Activist and Community Influencer Khumbulani Maphosa being the Guest of Honor in the event.
The day long event was also attended by youths from various locations of the City who presented clothing and cooked for the elderly and further sought to get the wisdom of the elderly on various subjects like growing up, dating and other pertinent youth issues.
Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights enhances the promotion, protection and fulfillment of human rights in the Matabeleland region of Zimbabwe and with specific emphasis for vulnerable and marginalized community groups. In the year 2020 the organization is mainly focusing on enhancing youth active participation in human rights promotion, protection and fulfilment in-line with the UN Human Rights Theme: Youth Stand Up for Human Rights. The organization shall also be supporting youths from Matabeleland to stand up for their rights and the rights of members of their community. The organization is further supporting the Campaign by Khumbulani Maphosa for the rights of the elderly in Zimbabwe on #GugawithRights