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Roux FrancoisWoman Readingc1927Oil on board 29x40 cm

Woman Reading
By Roux Francois

Woman reading is a painting by Roux Francois which was part of the permanent collection acquired by the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 1959.

Roux FrancoisWoman Readingc1927Oil on board 29x40 cmWoman Reading
By Roux Francois

Woman reading is a painting by Roux Francois which was part of the permanent collection acquired by the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in 1959.
This week we are celebrating international Mother Language Day, which took place on the 21st of February. It is observed to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.  This year's theme emphasizes the importance of appropriate languages of instruction, usually mother tongues, in the early years of schooling. It facilitates access to education while promoting fairness for population groups that speak minority and indigenous languages, in particular girls and women; it raises the quality of education and learning achievement by laying emphasis on understanding and creativity, rather than on rote and memorisation.
Roux’s work seeks to show that languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.