Zimbabwe today joined the world in commemorating the International Children’s Day of Broadcasting with the ZBC opening its television and radio studios to children from all walks of life.
Pockets Hill studios in Highlands, Harare was a hive of activity as the ICDB attracted children from all walks of life.
For the young at heart, it was a time to play, but for the older generation in high school, the chance to be in the studio control room and go live on air proved a step closer to making a career choice.
Serious issues affecting children such as education, sexual reproductive rights, drug abuse and peer pressure all came under the spotlight.
The day commemorated on the first Sunday of every March and was launched in 1991 by the United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) to encourage broadcasters promote awareness on children’s issues.
The ICDB clearly achieved its purpose of promoting children’s right to freedom of expression, from those who were nervous, to those who were confident.