This Sunday was a day to remember for children from schools around Bulawayo as they joined their counterparts from around the world in marking the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting at Montrose studios.
The day could not have come at a better time than when Montrose studios in Bulawayo had a major facelift that allowed the children to go live on television and radio.
It was a momentous occasion as the children of all ages got a rare opportunity to be live in front of a microphone and camera leading out in various subjects.
The participating children were excited as they recounted the experience of broadcasting.
ZBC TV Executive Producer, Nkosana Vuma and National FM Producer/Presenter in charge of children’s programming, Tonderai Samanyanga concurred that bringing broadcasting is an inspiration to the children and also exposes future talent for the broadcasting industry.
The International Children’s Day of Broadcasting was launched by UNICEF in 1991 to encourage broadcasters worldwide to highlight children’s issues.
This year’s commemorations ran under the theme: ‘Celebrating Cultural Diversity,’ under #our voice, our power, and was organised by the ZBC in conjunction with Plan International.