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Youths in Zimbabwe are unaware of the contents of the constitution. A survey conducted by YETT in 10 different areas has revealed that 80% of young people are unaware of the constitution and only 20% have basic knowledge on their rights and freedoms contained in the constitution.

YETT  working with 10 youth organizations in Bulawayo, Kwekwe, Chipinge, Hatclife, Ruwa, Masvingo, Plumtree, Kariba,Kwekwe, Chinhoyi and Mutokoand with the aid of 127 other volunteers ensured the publicity of the constitution by carrying out "constitutional caravans" in these communities,.

The caravans took form of unorganized information dissemination tactics that were carried out with the aid of volunteers to distribute information and IEC materials to young people.

The project also ensured that 127 young people who were oriented as volunteers had increased knowledge on the constitution as evidence by their articulate explanation they gave to young people during the constitutional caravans.

“I believe that by taking part in the constititutional caravan as a volunteer has enhanced just my knowledge of the rights and freedoms in the constitution because by talking to young people, I think  I have managed to discover some of the things that I was not aware of as the discussions have sharpened ny understanding” – Mellisa , from Plumtree.

“It was a great learning experience and an exciting exercise which provided me an opportunity to dialogue with my fellow young Zimbabweans as we provided public awareness on the constitution coutersy of YETT and about how much how young people know about the constitution it would be a mischievous statement to say they know but , the activity actually activated their willingness to want to read the contents of the constitution” – Simbarashe Mukori – Ruwa.

The activity resulted in a combined approximate of 5 000 young people from the 10 communities receiving IEC materials containing information that can enhance their knowledge of their rights and constitution 

20 000 more young people were potentially reached through the posters and fliers that were also distributed during the caravans as the 2 000 posters were pasted in the most popular places therefore, an average of 10 as stated by the volunteers would read the posters and were urged to read the constitution as urged by the message contained on the poster for young people to get familiar with the declaration of rights in the constitution.

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