Gango Edition 33: ZANU PF not revolutionary, Demystifying taboos of menstruation, Election principles, ZRP corruption

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Menstrual Hygiene Day: Time to break the silence and myths associated with menstruation

This week  Zimbabwe joins the world in commemorating the World Hygiene ......

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Rural Schools Infrastructure: A Cause for Concern

Although the Zimbabwean government has identified numerous areas of intervention as far as education is concerned, the role that infrastructure development plays in the upbringing and development of school going children must never be overlooked. Lack of proper educational infrastructure is an anomaly that is reducing the quality of education in Zimbabwe and most importantly the motivation for pupils to excel and see the positivity of remaining in school and avoiding dropping out.

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STORIFY: Corruption in ZRP: Who Will police, the police?

Recently there has been public outcry over the manner in which the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers, especially those in the traffic department are conducting their job......

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Video of the Week

VIDEO: Menstruation: The Rural Plight

Lack of sanitary wear continues to be a limiting factor for most girls in rural Zimbabwe. Most girls are out of school during  menstruation.

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PODCAST: Election principles as spelt out in the Zimbabwean Constitution

The Constitution is the supreme law of the land which guides citizens and government in its way of operation in different matters that affect the nation. The same constitution stipulates basic principles that must guide the operations, management and participation in election.

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Community Organization Profile

Budiriro Think Tank (BTT)

Budiriro Think Tank (BTT) is a community based youth-led organisation that operates in Budiriro, Harare. The organisation was founded in 2007 by un-gainfully employed local youths and registered as a Trust, (MA135/2009). 

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Communities in Action

Glenview Youth Call for the prioritization of Health and Education in the 2018 Budget

Young people in Glenview have welcomed Organizing for Zimbabwe (O4Z) Trust’s initiative on the need to capacitate the community with knowledge and skills to interpret, monitor and evaluate both the local government as well as the national budgets.

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Africa in Focus

Formalizing Informal Trade - Good for African Women?

Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa-about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people.

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Zanu PF is Not a Revolutionary Party. More Conservative, Repressive and Elitist

The ruling Zimbabwe African National Union (Patriotic Front) Zanu PF has regularly made claims that is a ‘revolutionary party’. It has buttressed its arguments on the basis of not only its role in the liberation struggle but also a default land reform exercise that it undertook in the face of a strong labour backed opposition movement in the late 1990s.

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Sustainable Development Meaningless Without Ecological Consciousness

As I write this piece, I am wondering what drove man's desire to domesticate animals. Why do we have a love for vegetation like trees, flowers and grass? Fortunately, I bumped into a very interesting article by Theodore Rosak. This article has eight principles; I'm not going to look into the principles today but I am tempted to imagine how young people are tackling environmental issues. At first I thought they really understand why they should co-exist with nature but talking to many youth leaders, I was left with no option but to conclude that I should share a few insights about why we ought to become environmental custodians.

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Please NOTE: Opportunities are updated on the website daily, always visit the website here to get the latest opportunities, as some are not availed in in this .

Communications Intern, Harare, ZIMBABWE

Closing date: Friday, 9 June 2017

Communications Intern

Location : Harare, ZIMBABWE

Application Deadline : 09-Jun-17 (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract : Internship

Post Level : Intern

Languages Required : English

Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)

Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months

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Chief of Party - OVC, Zimbabwe Company Name Catholic Relief Services Company Location Zimbabwe

Job description

Note: This position is contingent upon approved funding by the donor.

About CRS:

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States of America to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic identity is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of our staff and as partners people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need.

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Chief of Party-Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program Company Name Pact Company Location Zimbabwe

Location Zimbabwe

Department Name Program Delivery

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

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WASH Assistant: Africare Zimbabwe


Deadline: 1 June 2017

Location: Chikomba


Co-ordinate with the District Water and Sanitation sub-Committees (DWSSCs) to create demand for sanitation services and utilise participatory approaches to promote Zero Open Defecation (ODF) among the participating communities.

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National Monitoring, Harare, ZIMBABWE

Closing date: Wednesday, 7 June 2017
National Monitoring & Evaluation Intern

Location : Harare, ZIMBABWE

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Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford University for International Students

Deadline: varies, July-Oct (annual)

Study in: UK

Course starts Oct 2018

Brief description:

The Rhodes Scholarships are postgraduate awards supporting exceptional all-round students at the University of Oxford. Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international scholarship program in the world.

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Journalist-in-Residence focuses on tropical diseases [Africa, Asia, Latin America]

Print, broadcast, and online journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America are invited to apply for this all-expenses-paid program.

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM)'s Journalist-in-Residence Program 2017 offers journalists the opportunity to deepen their understanding of topical issues in tropical medicine and global health during a two-week stay in Antwerp, Belgium.

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Everyday Feminism offers reporting fellowship [US]

Journalists from diverse backgrounds with a deep commitment to anti-oppression ideals can apply for a fellowship.

Everyday Feminism is hiring 10 virtual reporting fellows who will write educational articles that will seed and amplify cultural tipping points around key social issues. The fellowship will run from July to December.

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