Gango Weekly | 17 Nov 16 | Takazvarwa Takangodaro

Defining young people using Killer T's hit song, 'Takazvarwa Takangodaro', Sanitary pads for young girls, still with bond notes
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“The more we increase the active participation and partnership with young people, the better we serve them. … And the more comprehensively we work with them as service partners, the more we increase our public value to the entire community.” — Carmen Martinez

Whither #BondNotes, as nation remains divided.

The introduction of bonds notes which according to the Reserve bank of Zimbabwe are supposed to act as an export incentive, has ignited heated debate amongst Zimbabweans, with a lot of arguments being propelled both for and against the introduction of this surrogate currency. Over the course of the past two months, O4Z has talked to many citizens who have voiced varying opinions on the bond notes.

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Harare City Council: Rule By Diktat, Worshiping at the Altar of Elitism and Money

By Takura Zhangazha*

The Harare City Council (HCC) recently issued an odd equivalent of an edict or decree. It announced, rather ominously, and like an arrogant overlord of our urban life, that it is shutting down house water supplies in at least eight residential areas of Harare. The reason it gave for doing so is that there are too many defaulters on paying not just for water but other charges such as refuse collection, sewerage and other amenities.

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STORIFY: The Bond Notes mess: Citizens vow to take the government head-on

Zimbabweans have vowed to resist the bond notes which is supposed to the introduced into the market by end of November. There are fears by the general citizenry that if bond notes are introduced as a legal tender, the economy will slide back to the 2008 era, characterised by hyperinflation.

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Takazvarwa Takangodaro: Defining the Zimbabwean Youth
Does Killer T's hit song, 'Takazvarwa Takangodaro', give a true reflection of the definition of young people in Zimbabwe? A few Zimbabwean youths give their views of a typical Zimbabwean youth using the song in this video

'Gvt MUST provide free sanitary pads in schools'

Menstruation in many societies is discussed in hushed tones. Unfortunately, the ripple effect is that young girls across the country are forced to drop out of school because they cannot deal with it.

The girls say whenever their  periods come, they immediately go home, probably not appearing the entire week.

We asked a few young men and women on what are the main effects of this lack of access, listen to this podcast and hear for yourself.

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PODCAST: 'Gvt MUST provide free sanitary pads in schools'


Youth for innovation Trust

Youth for innovation Trust is a youth led national association that seeks to engender consciousness among young people against discrimination on the basis of gender and age through innovative solutions that uplift livelihoods for active global citizenship. Since its formation, the organization conducted several community building initiatives to foster economic, social and political empowerment of young people through social innovation. The organization’s motto is “Forging ahead, creating opportunities”

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While there is much reason to celebrate the progress Africa has in education over the past decade, the barometer shows us that there is a deeper learning crisis that needs to be addressed. Unless African governments and the international community work together and act now to raise standards and improve learning outcomes, the potential of tens of millions of African youth will be wasted and Africa’s social and economic progress will stagnate.

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African Union Youth Division Call for Projects
The African Union Youth Division is pleased to launch the World Heritage Volunteers 2017 campaign and welcome the participation of all interested organisations and institutions. The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World. Click for more information

Next Einstein Forum Fellows
Applications to be a NEF Fellow are open to Africans from around the world – including those who currently reside in the Diaspora – in all fields of science, including the social sciences and technology fields. Applicants should be under 42 years old and have a doctorate degree with a demonstrated track record of innovative research and findings. NEF Fellows must also be passionate about raising Africa’s science profile and be able to captivate both a scientific and non-scientific audiences. Find out More here

SMEAZ's Free training, funding assistance for youth-owned businesses

Are you Female, Aged between 20 and 35 years, Running a business in Bulawayo, Business has operated for at least 6 months, Require expansion capital/funding for your business?, Wanting to see your business grow rapidly?

If you answered “Yes” to all the above and are based in Bulawayo, we have the perfect program for your business. The SME Association of Zimbabwe, in collaboration with the International Youth are looking for businesses such as yours to accelerate and grow into large businesses! At no cost to you.

If you are Whatsapp GROWMYBUSINESS to 0774 371180 and we will take it from there!

International Development Youth Forum 2017 – Tokyo, Japan (Scholarships Available)

Applications are now invited from youth worldwide for the International Development Youth Forum (IDYF) taking place from March 12-19th, 2017 at the Youth Education National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo, Japan. The IDYD brings together youth who are willing to make a contribution for International Development from all over the world, to design the future by proposing innovative and local-oriented solutions for developing issues in the world. Click to apply

Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE)

Applications for YSE 2017 is now OPEN! The YSE programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs). If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen!
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Morocco Forum for Adolescent & Youth Human Rights 2016 (Fully Funded)

Application is ongoing for participants to attend the Morocco Forum for Adolescent Youth Human Rights 2016. Morocco Forum will be held in Marrakesh from December 8-9, 2016 to help create a well-articulated and strengthened CSO movement in Africa in this regard. It will be a platform for young people from the African Continent, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), high level United Nations officials and celebrities, to under the auspices of the National Observatory for Children’s Rights (Morocco), meet and have a discourse on the theme ‘Adolescent and Youth Human Rights Driving Sustainable Development’. Click for more...

VACANCY: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer: Family AIDS Caring Trust (FACT)

To provide Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting technical expertise in the implementation of FACT Children Tariro Project (USAID Funded); The M & E Officer will support the MERS in coordinating and managing project reporting on specific indicators and activity-related accounting at District level. More here

VACANCY: Field Monitor: Africare

Purpose: Compile, verify and update beneficiary registers and monitor food distribution process at final distribution points, food usage and usage of related resources. More info

VACANCY: Community Health Coordinator: Family AIDS Caring Trust (FACT)

Coordinates and facilitates community, health and HTS facility linkages and coordination of health services; Ensures provision of quality health services to children in line with PEPFAR 3 Guidance; Coordinates and supervises health interventions e.g HTS linkages, referrals and referral tracking for OVC exposed to HIV infection; Participates in trainings, needs assessment and analysis on children’s health... Learn more here

VACANCY: Field Officer: Local NGO

A local NGO is seeking to fill the position of Field Officer. The position is based in the rural areas and one must be willing to stay within the communities. The main objective of the project is to assist smallholder farmers improve productivity and marketing of their crops, adopt improved household nutrition and hygiene practices. The Field Officer will work closely with beneficiary farmers, conducts trainings and gives technical assistance, collects data, liaises with relevant stakeholders, and assists smallholder farmers to ensure organizational objectives are achieved. Find out more by clicking this link

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