The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa says giving equal opportunities to children is important for talent identification.

She said this during the official opening of the 7th edition of the Celebrate the Children Sports and Arts Festival in Harare.

The 7th edition of the Celebrate the Children Sports and Arts Festival attracted over 700 children from different children’s homes across the country’s ten provinces.

The First Lady said such platforms give disadvantaged children a rare opportunity to have their talents discovered.

She said her wish is to see all vulnerable children getting access to life skills development.

Director of the programme Mr Maimba Mapuranga said the event has enabled some children to participate in a world soccer tournament for children’s homes which was held in Poland.

Children from the age of five to 20 years are participating at this year’s Sport and Arts Festival which feature various sport codes among them netball and soccer as well as arts exhibitions.