Week 40 of 2017

week 40Artwork of the week: Bravery by Ogopoleng Kgomoethata

This week we are celebrating the World habitat day


The main theme of this year’s world habitat day is titled Housing Policies: Affordable Homes taking note of the responsibility people have in shaping the future of their cities and towns and ensuring that everyone lives in a safe and healthy environment. The artwork above depicts a child leaning against a wall. He is dressed in a black trousers rolled up to the knees and bare footed. He looks sad with his head facing down. In his hand he holds a horn. Children often find themselves homeless due to different situations that they might find themselves in such as being orphaned, as well as social and political conflicts.  The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day taking its particular consideration for children, youth, and women, the elderly and disabled as they are the most vulnerable people in any society. It also had the intention of reflect on the state of towns and cities, and on the basic right to adequate shelter.

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