The festive season is a period that excites many children,its a period they count down to from the beginning of the year up until it comes. Children get new toys, clothes and different treats from their parents as Christmas gifts. This is why The National Gallery of Zimbabwe has chosen to give a treat to those vulnerable children with no one to look up to.
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is set to treat Bottom of Form vulnerable children from children’s homes in and around Harare to a fun day co-organised by the Gallery and partners on the 9th of December 2016 in an event which is set to become an annual part of their Cooperate Social Responsibility.
The Education Officer at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe Mr Akim Nyakudya, said they will invite children from institutions they have previously visited in their outreach programmes which include the Autism Organization, Good Sheppard Children’s Home, Chinyaradzo Children’s Home, S.O.S and St Catherine and total of 80 children are expected to attend.
“The children will be guided by volunteers by the School of Visual Art and Design through a variety of fun activities, including tours of exhibitions in the Gallery, Culture Box Workshop, Storytelling, Castle jumping, face painting and music, Cosmo golem, and the children will be provided with lunch.
“The Gallery believes this will be an amazing opportunity for them all, to really enjoy and that there will be so much smiling and laughter. The Gallery believes that the event will offer a unique opportunity for those involved. Those invited would be doing something different that they wouldn’t normally do and have a bit of fun in a Gallery environment,” said Nyakudya
The NGZ has done such a great job, this kind of an event not only gives vulnerable chidren a good time but also helps in letting them be able to totally forget about any difficulties they have and enjoy themselves.