Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
LET THEM Trust is a child-oriented creative, educational and cultural initiative that aims to create platforms for young people to groom and showcase their artistic talent. Founded in 2010, LET THEM Trust has evolved into a multifaceted cultural and arts promotion and preservation organization. LET THEM Trust hosts an annual schools festival where schools from all over the country come to participate in different categories such as music, poetry, theatre and dance. We also create a platform where painters, fashion design and sculptors exhibit their work. We always ask schools to create content around different themes that we give them each year, the recent ones being, Child marriages, gender based violence, art for climate change etc. This will enable the children to tackle vices that affect their development as young people in the society. To amplify our efforts the Trust has managed to secure land just outside Harare where a youth cultural village is going to be established. This will not only create employment but will offer a safe space where young artist will flourish at the same time promoting tourism.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Successful annual festivals that have impacted more than 500 000 young people through performing or volunteering with the trust to have a successful event. More assertive young people who are not afraid to fully express their artistic talents within their communities and beyond. Fruitful partnerships with local schools, companies and organizations