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MITA hosts artistic night to fight drug abuse

Roseline Mutare

MASVINGO -The Masvingo Industrialisation and Traders Association (MITA) formerly Masvingo Informal Traders Association, in partnership with Charles Austin Theatre and the Masvingo Provincial Drugs Taskforce, is hosting a music, arts, and culture night tomorrow, June 28, in a bid to combat drug abuse among young people.

The event, themed “Fighting drugs through growing Masvingo’s economy,” will take place at Charles Austin Theatre from 5 pm till late, and entrance is free.

Fitness and wellnes at work.

In an interview with the Midweek Watch, the MITA Programs Director, Kudzaishe  Chirobe said, the event seeks to help young people deal with cravings, cope with negative emotions, and develop strategies to deal with future situations that may arise.

The program aims to use music therapy to address the challenges and complications associated with drug and substance abuse among the youth.

Masvingo Provincial Drugs Taskforce spokesperson, Rodgers Irimayi said they are happy to be part of the campaign.

“We are thrilled to be part of this initiative, the event offers a unique opportunity for young people to engage in a fun and interactive way, while also learning about the dangers of drug abuse, we believe that music therapy can play a vital role in addressing the challenges associated with drug and substance abuse, and we are eager to see the impact it will have on our youth,” said Irimayi.

The program aims to use music therapy to address the challenges and complications associated with drug and substance abuse among the youth. The event will feature musical performances, and drug awareness lectures, accompanied by short presentations from professionals from the Masvingo Provincial Drugs Taskforce.

In addition, the event will include an aerobics class, led by Sensei Douglas Machingauta from The Midweek Watch, to promote a healthy lifestyle and provide a fun and engaging way to stay active.

Midweek Watch aerobics class led by Masvingo prominent instructor, Sensei Douglas Machingauta.

The initiative is part of the government’s efforts to combat drug abuse, which has reached alarming levels in Zimbabwe, particularly among young people.

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