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Art, a better factor in the promotion of education and sexual and reproductive health


May 24, 2023

GITEGA May 24th (ABP) – Jimbere magazine in collaboration with the National Programme of Health and Reproduction (PNSR) and the organization ShareNet Burundi organized on Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2023 in the premises of the Technical Secondary School of Art (ETSA) in Gitega (center of the country), the final of the third edition of the drawing and comic strip festival under the theme “Art at the service of the promotion of education and rights in sexual and reproductive health”.

After the analysis of the works of art produced by 10 finalists, Mrs. Ange Quinthia Ikuze, a self-taught artist was the first and received a cheque of BIF 1,500,000. The second was Hervé Ndayishima. He received a cheque for BIF 1,000,000 and the third was Guillain Nishimwe. He received a cheque BIF 500,000.

The artistic director of Magazime Jimbere Mr. Floribert Nisabwe said that this competition was organized with the objective of restoring the image of art in Burundi, to detect and accompany young talents, but also to communicate through art which is a universal language in order to educate the population because, according to him, talking about sexuality in Burundi is a taboo subject that requires little gymnastics.

He also pointed out that each participant chose a place to illustrate while respecting the instructions set. Among these guidelines were respect for the theme, composition, originality, expression, aesthetics and execution technique.

Mrs. Ikuze, a student at Bujumbura International University, called on the young talented people not to underestimate themselves, not to be afraid but to believe in themselves. She invited them to work and compete to show what they can do.