Gango Edition 35: When Education is a right.. Tobacco Farmers Shrink, Opportunities

When Education is a Right... Tobacco Farmers Shrink..Opportunities
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When Education is a Right…

For refusing to be taught in the language they can hardly understand, the language that reminds them of the cruelty of the apartheid system, the language of the coloniser, almost ten thousands students protested......

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Day of the African Child… Can African Governments Protect Children?

Organizing for Zimbabwe (O4Z) Trust joins the rest of the continent in commemorating the Day of the African, a day instituted by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU) in memory of those who were butchered by the apartheid regime during the June 16th 1976 student uprising in Soweto, South Africa when about ten thousands African students marched in protest against being taught in Afrikaans, (the language of the colonizer) and the Bantu Education system.

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PODCAST: Day Of The African Child .......It's Significance And Relevance To The Young People In Zimbabwe

Young people in Zimbabwe speak about the significance and relevance of the Day of the African Child, a day initiated in 1991 by the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now African Union in memory of the children that were gunned down by the apartheid regime in June 16 1976, Soweto, South Africa. These children were protesting against being taught in Afrikaans and the Bantu Education system, hundreds died.

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Video of the Week

VIDEO: June 16 1976...... A Struggle Yet to Be Won

This video celebrates the Day of the African, amid the contemporary challenges African children are facing. These problems range from child abuse, child labour, lack of education early child marriages among others. This year’s theme: ‘Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities for children in Africa by 2030’ is a clarion call to the respective governments to take stock of the progress they have made in as far as the advancement of child rights and cause are concerned. It is also a litmus .....

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STORIFY: As Tobacco Business booms in Zimbabwe... Farmers Shrinks...

Despite the boom in tobacco business, the farmers still suffer as banks are delaying to process their payments resulting in them spending endless nights in toilets waiting for the money to reflect in their accounts. In March this year the farmers staged a demonstration at Tobacco Sales Floor (TSF) over the failure by banks to allow them to withdraw $1 000 as announced by a tripartite agreement among stakeholders. This however is not good for the farmers looking at the hard work invested for the tobacco to yield.

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Community Organization Profile

Godlwayo Community Development Trust

Godlwayo Community Development Trust (GCDT) a community organization is based in Filabusi, Matebeleland South Province. The organisation was registered in 2014 and operates in most rural areas around the province especially Filabusi, Umzingwane and Gwanda.

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Communities in Action

The Plight of the Girl Child in Tertiary Institutions… The ‘Blesser- Blessee’ Moment

“Life away from home is tough. It is even tougher when you factor in the demands of university life. I am from a poor background and can’t afford a laptop. Lecturers demand that our assignments be typed and printed before they can be handed in. Now, to do that requires money; at least $5 per assignment. You may be doing 6 or 7 modules per semester. That is almost $40, and that amount is just too steep for me,” said Vivian, a Development Studies final year student at the MSU Zvishavane campus.

She sits stone-faced on the college bench. A million and one thoughts are racing through her mind. She has overdue assignments and she has just spent her last coins on a bun and maheu which will serve as her breakfast and lunch. She has nothing else left with her to print the assignments so that she can hand them in for marking.

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Africa in Focus

How solid is the African Unity?

“…..Some counties tend to think in the confines of their small, fragmented and parceled-out little states forgetting they have no impact but if colonial boarders are opened, the impact will not only be for a single state but for the entire continent……”.

Every 25th May, the African day is celebrated within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963 and the African Union (AU) in 2002, as well as celebrate the continent’s progress. 2017 of course wasn’t any different, African leaders were seen hosting events and ceremonies to mark the significant day. This year’s celebration was under the theme ‘Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in youth”.

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Education; A Critical Tool Towards Girl Empowerment and Development

Education is a critical tool towards the empowerment of women; it is instrumental in the development of a young girl's values and virtues as it cultivates children into mature individuals, individuals capable of planning for their futures and making the right decisions, subsequently leading to the development of their respective nations.

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BVR Post-Tender Wars: Closing Stable Door After Horse Has Bolted

Until Zimbabwe actually votes in 2018, the biometric voter registration (BVR) exercise is going to perpetually rear its controversial head. Not least because its about elections and who gets power next year but also because it still regrettably remains little understood

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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 newsletter.

Media Person (Photography and Videography)

Hammer & Tongues Africa Holdings is looking for a visual storyteller who can go off the shoulder as well as the sticks ... a creative go-getter, with an eye for composition and an ear for sound.

Deputy Chief of Party (COP), OVC - Zimbabwe

Location: Zimbabwe

Division.: International Programs



Save the Children is recruiting for an experienced Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) for a USAID/PEPFAR project providing support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their caregivers in select districts in Zimbabwe. The DCOP will work with Save the Children’s existing country office, and will significantly contribute to the strategic focus and provide operational leadership to support the direct implementation of program activities. The DCOP will oversee the overall operations and ensure the smooth running of a complex, multi-layered project by managing systems, staff and building capacity that support the results of the project. As the DCOP, s/he is also responsible for supporting the Chief of Party (COP) in the overall management of the project. In collaboration with the COP, s/he will maintain close liaison with USAID, Save the Children offices, various line ministries and partners as needed. Additionally, s/he will coordinate and manage district implementation, grants/finance, operations, and management information functions of the project. S/he will lead the operations, finance and support services project team and be responsible for working with the country office for the financial and grants management, HR, administration, IT, logistics and procurement of the project.

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Warehouse Supervisor, Mutare, Zimbabwe at World Vision

Purpose of the Position

To ensure proper and safe custody (storage) of all food and non food commodities entrusted to the care of WV by donor. The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for documentation of commodity transactions in the warehouse, including receipt, storage and delivery of all food commodities.

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Call for Applications: Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT) Youth Leadership and Development Course – Winter School 15 – 22 July 2017

Deadline: COB 30 June 2017
The Youth Empowerment and Transformation Trust (YETT) is looking to develop young leaders aged 18 to 25 years who have an interest in community development? If you are a young woman or man within that age cohort, this is an opportunity for you to participate in the Youth Leadership and Development Course (Winter School 2017). If you are interested in taking part in this year’s Winter School, don’t wait, apply now!

Call for Applications, the INK Fellows Program which brings together a young, global and cross-disciplinary community of path-breakers who we believe will be the shapers of tomorrow

The INK Fellows Program brings together a young, global and cross-disciplinary community of path-breakers who we believe will be the shapers of tomorrow. Every year, INK identifies the minds that are redefining their field of work, and the world around them. The Program aims to provide them the support necessary to leverage their impact. The INK Fellows Program is an initiative of Ixoraa Knowledge Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Ixoraa Media Private Limited. Tata Trusts is a key partner of Ixoraa Knowledge Foundation in supporting the INK Fellows Program.

DAAD Helmut-Schmidt Scholarship Programme 2018 (Fully funded to Study in Germany)

Deadline: July 31, 2017
Location: Germany
​Fully funded!
This programme is designed to further qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of good governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life. Very good graduates with a first university degree get the chance to obtain a master’s degree in disciplines that are of special relevance to the social, political and economic development of their home country.

Call for Papers: The Sur International Journal on Human Rights

Conectas Human Rights and the Fund for Global Human Rightsinvites contributions in the form of articles, case studies and institutional reflections – with preference given to activist voices from the Global South – for the 26th edition of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights, to be published in December 2017. The special edition will focus on the responses to the crackdown on civil society currently seen – to different degrees – around the world.

Call for Applications: FSC Youth Correspondent 2017. Fully-funded to Vancouver, Canada

Application Deadline: Friday 14th July 2017
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): Vancouver, Canada
About the Award: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Youth Correspondent 2017 will select two youth correspondents who can engage their peers by covering the FSC General Assembly with originality, accuracy and inspiring reporting.

2017 Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is now accepting submissions for its 2017 awards in international journalism, including a new annual award for ‘News Fixers.’
Since its inception in 2002, the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund has sought to support those journalists Kurt most admired, the freelancers and local reporters whose work is often poorly paid, mostly unsung and all too often fraught with danger.

EU Call for Proposals - Strengthening The Role Of Civil Society In Promoting Equality And Empowerment Of Young Women And Men In Zimbabwe

Deadline for concept notes: 22 June 2017, at 16.00 (Brussels/Sweden time)
Total grant available: EUR 5 000 000
Min-max grant: EUR 500 000 – 2 500 000
Max EU contribution: 75% (for EU based CSOs)
Duration: 24 to 60 months
The global objective of this call for proposals is to enhance Civil Society Organisations' participation in Zimbabwe's public policies and programmes to promote a more equitable, open and democratic society.
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