Freeman, Cal_Vin for YPG campaigns

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MUSICIANS Sylvester “Freeman” Chizanga and Mgcini “Cal_Vin” Nhliziyo are some of the artistes set to entertain hundreds at Youth Power Group (YPG) awareness campaigns around the country tomorrow.

BY ARTS REPORTER

Hundreds of youths have registered to take part in the fourth edition of the annual YPG awareness campaigns in Gweru, Mutare, Kwekwe, Bulawayo and Harare.

Running under the theme Learn to Say No, Life is Worth Living, the event is part of the organisation’s drive to “groom well-rounded young men and women to become value-adding members of their families and communities.”

YPG co-ordinator, Ritchie Mabvira said the drive was meant to encourage the youth to lead profitable lives, as well as to reach their full potential through art competitions.

“The talents to be showcased include singing, dancing and drama. The main objective of the event will be to encourage young people to value and invest in their talents,” he said.

“In the same way, we want young people to be able to ‘say no’ to everything that is harmful to their future [because] we see many young people involved in drugs, prostitution, early marriages, violence, bullying, suicide, among other things.”

The final events follow a series of weekly life-orientation seminars that were held for the youth focusing on guiding them to make positive choices and shun destructive behaviours and other social ills.

At Stanley Square in Bulawayo and Harare Gardens in the capital, the winning groups will walk away with different prizes.