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MYSA to perform for World Day Against Child Labour in Geneva

MYSA to perform for World Day Against Child Labour in Geneva

The Haba na Haba Band of young musicians from MYSA performed in Geneva for the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12.

The Haba na Haba Band from the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) performed during the World Day Against Child Labour celebrated on June 12th.

What is Haba na Haba?
In response to the lack of cultural activities in schools, MYSA initiated the use of music, dance, drama and acrobatics to relay messages, including prevention of HIV/AIDS, to the community. The Haba na Haba project aims to establish well-organised arts activities for youth, while at the same time using arts to educate the community. The Haba na Haba Band is made up of children and young people involved in the programme.

Their involvement in World Day Against Child Labour
A special session of the International Labour Conference was held this year to mark the World Day Against Child Labour and to celebrate the tenth anniversary of ILO Convention No. 182 on the Elimination of the 'Worst Forms' of Child Labour. The ILO Director General - Mr Juan Somavia led a panel of speakers to discuss this year's theme - 'give girls a chance'. The Haba na Haba Band played at the opening ceremony of the special session.

Official Opening of the Forum on Productive Youth Development Through Sport
The Haba na Haba Band will also be performing at the official opening of the upcoming Forum on Productive Youth Development Through Sport, held in Nairobi, Kenya from 16-18 June.

Find out more about the Forum on Productive Youth Development Through Sport

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Chris Middleton

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 23:00

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