Minister Ganoo honours winners of slam competition on Human Rights Day 2022

Mauritius: The winners of a slam competition, “Championnats de Slam Poésie 2022”, organised for youths aged between 18 to 35 years, were rewarded with prizes by the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, yesterday, during a ceremony held in Port-Louis.

Mauritius: The winners of a slam competition, “Championnats de Slam Poésie 2022”, organised for youths aged between 18 to 35 years, were rewarded with prizes by the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, yesterday, during a ceremony held in Port-Louis.

The competition was organised by the Human Rights Division in collaboration with Slam. mu, a platform regrouping slams performers and organisers across the island in the context of International Human Rights Day 2022.

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In his address, Minister Alan Ganoo highlighted that the Slam Competition is another key event to mark Human Rights Day 2022, with the aim to promote knowledge of human rights among the younger generation.

He rejoiced that the competition received a positive response through the participation of over 20 youths and applauded the talent and creativity showcased by all participants.

The Minister further expressed appreciation to the families of these youngsters for encouraging them to participate in the Slam Competition and to live their passion.

Besides, Minister Alan Ganoo dwelt on other initiatives geared towards raising awareness about human rights among children, namely an Art Atelier for Children, organised to enable our little ones to express their understanding of human rights through watercolour drawings on themes such as the right to food, to clean air and to water, as well as an Online Quiz on Human Rights, focusing on the Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the National Human Rights Institutions in Mauritius and Conventions ratified by Mauritius, amongst others.

In his concluding remarks, Mr Alan Ganoo encouraged the participants to use the power of words and creativity to stand up for human rights.

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“Championnats de Slam Poésie 2022”

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Category 1 – Age 15 – 18

A cash prize of Rs 15,000 and a trophy were remitted to the winner, Marie Catelina Kimberley Nanon.

The runner-up, Yoan Francis, received a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and a trophy.

The third place was awarded to Sadiyah Dulall, who received a cash prize of Rs. 5000 and a trophy.

Category 2- Age 19 – 35

The winner of this category, Jean Hervin SAMOISY, received a cash prize of Rs 15,000 and a trophy, while Ras Christ Dj Blackwell Louis was awarded the second prize, which is a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and a trophy.

The third-placed winner, Geraldine Baptiste, received a cash prize of Rs. 5000 and a trophy.