#SaveOurEducationZW Protest: Friday 29 January 2021

Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe, ARTUZ in collaboration with Zimbabwe National Students Union, ZINASU and people’s movements People Power and the Poverty Liberation Movement, PLM have declared 29 January as day of action for education. Citizens across the world will be joining hands under the #SaveOurEducationZW campaign demanding solutions to the deep rooted education crisis.

How to Protest?

Citizens are urged to participate in a protest dubbed “Education Relay Protest.”

Education Relay Protest

This is an online protest under which an individual raises a clear demand on education through either a placard or just a typed message. The individual protestor relays the message to 10 more citizens who are tagged and invited to help amplify the message to get attention from duty bearers. On twitter tag the President of Zimbabwe, President Emmerson Mnangagwa on @edmnangagwa, Government mouthpiece Nick Mangwana on @nickmangwana and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on @MoPSEZim. Each of the 10 protestors who were tagged is expected to relay the message to 10 more protestors.

An example of a tweet “I am calling on @edmnangagwa, @Nickmangwana and @MoPSEZIM to ensure [include education related demand]. I am also calling on [social media contacts] to keep the relay going and submit your education demands to our duty bearers. #SaveOurEducationZW” Lets use a uniform hashtag to have more impact.

We have to sustain the chain until we get a response from duty bearers.

We call upon the citizens of Zimbabwe to join the #SaveOurEducationZW campaign tomorrow 29 January 2021.

Our Demands

We demand the implementation of our proposed ADAPT education blue print to save education from collapse. Join the protest and send a message to duty bearers.

Urgent demands:

  1. Pay Teachers a living wage.
  2. COVID19 safety in schools
  3. Free Data for Education.
  4. A curriculum for development
  5. Free basic education for all.

Source: Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ)