GRD Shines Light on Drug Abuse

  • Written by: Gary Howes

Magwegwe, a densely populated township to the north of Bulawayo’s CBD, witnessed an extraordinary event as students from GRD Academy took to the stage for their debut performance at the Anglican Resurrection Church.

After an intense month of lessons, these talented young individuals captivated the audience with a poignant performance on the pressing issue of drug abuse, a problem that has been plaguing the community.

This was the culmination of countless hours of practice, dedication and hard work by the students.

Under the guidance of their passionate teachers, they meticulously prepared a thought-provoking play that shed light on the devastating effects of drug abuse and its impact on individuals and their families.

The theme struck a chord with those attending, as drug abuse has become an alarming issue in Magwegwe.

Commenting and addressing the congregation on the play, Father J Munsaka said the play served as a wake-up call, urging the community to come together and address this pressing problem that negatively affects the lives of many young people.

It resonated deeply with the audience who were moved by the students' heartfelt portrayal of the challenges faced by those caught in the grip of addiction.

The GRD Arts Academy students' play was, not only a display of their talent, but also a testament to the transformative power of education and the arts. Through their involvement in this project, they learned valuable lessons about teamwork, empathy, and the importance of raising awareness about social issues affecting their community.

The GRD Arts Academy students' first performance was, not only a celebration of their achievements, but also a call to action for the entire community. Together, they can work towards creating a safe and drug-free environment, nurturing the potential of every young person and ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.