Youths from Bulawayo have over the past weekend been involved in promoting the rights of elderly people in the city by donating groceries, toiletries and other necessary items to two old people’s homes in the City.
The youths (about 40 of them) being organized and mobilized by Kaizen Champions Foundation and Friends of Elitah went to Bulawayo Shelter on Friday 28 February 2020 and to Ekuphumuleni Geriatric Home on Sunday 01 March 2020.
Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) applauds the youths and the two CBOs for prioritising the rights of the elderly at a time when the country is facing acute economic challenges that are making the old people’s homes fail to run smoothly.
Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights is running a #GugawithRights (#AgewithRights) Campaign that seeks to enhance the promotion and defense of the rights of elderly people in Zimbabwe. The organization is also running a #YouthStandUp4HumanRights campaign which encourages young people to defend and promote human rights in their communities.