Respect conveyed through songs

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RESPECT for one another is the message from human rights activists in songs which portray a world where respect and love are unknown virtues.
The human rights division of the Community Development Department spread this message yesterday in Port Moresby where they engaged St Paul’s Primary School, Gerehu, student Julie David, 10, to record and sing about respect and love for fellow human beings. 
It was part of the department’s initiative to use songs to highlight issues affecting human beings.
Under the guidance of local recording studio, GMA studios, the recorded album contains 11 songs, two of which were sung by Julie and citations from elementary children regarding the various international conventions PNG signed up with. This album will be launched on Nov 20. 
Another talent harnessed by World Vision was  Sarah Kume of Sabama. Ms Kume was a natural at singing and composing her own music which the World Vision had exclusively asked her to produce advocacy material for their use.
Ms Kume said apart from singing, she participates with World Vision in bringing awareness to her community on various issues affecting them and the best ways to overcome and live better lives.
Ms Kume and Miss David were part of the launching of the 20 Days of Human rights activism 2009, themed: “Together we respect, promote and protect human rights for all”, yesterday at the AOG  church in Gordon.