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39African Home By PhillemonChipiro
 The artwork depicts a typical African rural homestead as its name African Home suggests comprising of three huts, a kraal and seemingly nearby fields. Shelter

39African Home By PhillemonChipiro
 The artwork depicts a typical African rural homestead as its name African Home suggests comprising of three huts, a kraal and seemingly nearby fields. Shelteris the main component of a home and it is one of the five main needs of humanity. For a place to be called a home there must be shelter and people living in it, and by African standards a home is very pivotal in shaping the culture, belief and identity of an individual.
Today we celebrate the World Habitat Day. The purpose of this day is to reflect on thestate of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to adequate shelter.It is intended to remind the world that we all have the power and theresponsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns.It also aims to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the habitat of future generations
World Habitat Day 2016 is being celebrated under the theme Housing at the Centre.Shelter is one vital human right as it ensures the security and comfort of human beings, therefore it is essential to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing for all in urban areas, towns and cities.
Access to adequate housing is a global challenge growing fast with urbanization. Around one quarter of the world’s urban population continues to live in precarious conditions.Every day, tons of people move from rural to urban centres in search of a better life and better job opportunities. This has increased the demand for housing which has left many living in informal settlements lacking basic access to fundamental services like clean water.
Everyone needs a decent place to live.A decent place to live can improve the chances of people in having access to clean water and health facilities. It is therefore necessary to develop and improve the human settlements and the quality of urban life.PERSPECTIVE: HOMAGE TO THE MASTER DRAFTSMAN OF WELD ART