Kabwata Constituency Office hosts a school choir song composing competition

The National Assembly of Zambia through the Parliamentary Reforms Programme Department (PRP) has been spearheading the implementation and use of the Partnership Strategies and Guidelines for Constituency offices and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). Through this process, Kabwata Constituency Office partnered with some Civil Society Organizations, namely Africa Directions and SAfAIDS to implement an activity dubbed "the School Choir Song Composing competition," on Friday, 28th June 2019 at YMCA Hall.
The objective of the event was to enlighten the youths on the roles of the Constituency Office, Members of Parliament, the National Assembly and matters of Sexual Reproductive Health Services. The songs were themed around the following:
i.    roles of a Constituency Office, Member of Parliament and the National Assembly Zambia; and
ii.    Sexual Reproductive Health Services.
This partnership with Africa Directions and SAfAIDS enhanced the dissemination of information to members of the general public through the exhibition of democratic principles of enhancing and increasing public participation in parliamentary processes. Further, the event increased the interaction and engagement between the Constituency office and CSOs which is envisaged to improve member-constituent relations.
This partnership further helped to put more ideas on the table owing to the fact that CSOs have greater experience on issues around advocacy, and community engagements while the Constituency offices have expertise in matters of governance and legislation.
Further, the Given Lubinda Foundation and Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) provided additional support to the event.
The following schools participated in the competition:
i     David Kaunda Technical Secondary School;
ii    Kamulanga Secondary School;
iii    Kamwala South Secondary School;
iv    Lilayi Secondary School;
v    The Kamwala Secondary School;
vi    Chilenje South Secondary School;
vii    Nyumba Yanga Secondary; and
viii    Woodlands Secondary School.

The first prize which comprised of a trophy and K1, 500 went to David Kaunda Technical Secondary School while Kamulanda Secondary School scooped the Second prize got a trophy and K1,000.  Nyumba Yanga Secondary School who got the third prize went away with a trophy and K500.