Gango Edition 36: Demise of rural Economy, Decaying Political Culture, Why We Need to Value Midwives, Opportunities

Demise of rural Economy, Decaying Political Culture, Why We Need to Value Midwives, Opportunities
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Quote of the Week

‘Our youth are not failing the system; the system is failing our youth. Ironically, the very youth who are being treated the worst are the young people who are going to lead us out of this nightmare.’
Rachel Jackson

 

 

Young people should remain focused… as we approach 2018 elections

With elections around the corner, political parties are already jostling for support, especially the youth vote. Rallies after rallies are being held, with the ruling ZANU PF scheduled to hold ten in all the provinces.

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PODCAST: Rural Parents Struggle to Raise Children's School Fees

Confronted with the biting hunger and perennial economic woes, most parents in the rural communities are struggling to meet up with basic needs among them access to health and education for their children. In this week podcast Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust gathered views of parents from Seke communal lands on the challenges they are currently facing in raising money for school fees and everyday consumption......

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VIDEO: Working Document on the Zimbabwe Youth Manifesto - Digital Version

The Zimbabwe National Youth Manifesto (Working Document) is an advocacy tool that seeks not to challenge the National Youth Policy, but rather provide the youth perspective to the aspirations of young people, and help inform government and other stakeholders on youth perspectives to addressing their salient issues.

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STORIFY: Bullying and Neglect...Characteristics of a Decaying Political Culture

NEGLECTED: Last week was fateful as the nation lost one of its ‘gallant’ sons, a former liberation struggle fighter and musician Dickson Chingaira, affectionately known as Cde Chinx. Despite, having fought the war, lubrication the struggle through motivational songs that inspired and instilled courage to fellow fighters, Cde Chinx died a pauper, with almost nothing. He was an object of ridicule only to be recognized when he passed on with the State hijacking his funeral, so ashamedly that they grant him a ‘national hero status. He was just a neglected CDE.

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Community Organization Profile

Patsaka Trust

Patsaka Trust is a community organisation based in Kariba, Mashonaland West Province. The organisation was established and registered as a Trust in 2006 by concerned educationists and community members. It aims at promoting debate amongst youth particularly on topical community issues ranging from social, politics, health, and education, marginalisation of girls, women and young people in general. 

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Communities in Action

The Demise of Rural Economy….Villagers Bemoan Lack of Economic Activities

Villagers in Seke communal lands lament lack of economic growth and development in the country, which has resulted in them failing to provide for their families. Young people suffer the most as the situation has provided no favours to children who still have to access their education.

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Africa in Focus

Drought and Jobless, Hopeless Youth, Fertile Grounds for Extremism

Ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity, warned a high-level symposium of Africa's interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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Why We Need to Value Midwives

Each year, 1 million newborns die during their first day of life, 1.3 million babies are stillborn, and more than 300,000 mothers die during pregnancy and childbirth. That's about as many deaths as the entire population of Namibia.

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Feature

African Child Needs More Than Just a Day

Young Africans have played a pivotal role in the development of the continent despite the limited space and opportunities to develop such relevance. It is this important value that young people have that has made politicians and senior citizens realize that if ever they want to gain relevance they must therefore include youth in every aspect of development. 

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Youth skills development critical towards national development

Young people are the backbone of every country’s economy, and because of their energy, immense ambition they are an enormous resource in the global development matrix. However, in Africa and other developing countries young people lack the capacity to bloom and take charge in the development of their respective nations.

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Opportunities

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 this .
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Consultancy TORs for Hivos Hub Southern Africa: Stimulating Local Financing for Renewable Energy Projects for Increased Energy Access

This consultancy is designed to develop and submit a publication which will be able to influence creation of a well-established financial system for renewable energy financing. Hivos will approve the final version prior to publication. 
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Analyst, Laboratory Systems at Clinton Health Access Initiative

The Analyst ,Laboratory Systems (from here on “Analyst”) will be a key member of the CHAI Zimbabwe’s Laboratory Team and is expected to provide analytical support, program planning and implementation rigor to CHAI Zimbabwe’s engagement with the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) in the scale-up of access to diagnostic services including POC EID/CD4/VL.

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Associate, Laboratory Systems at Clinton Health Access Initiative

The CHAI Zimbabwe Access Programs team wants to provide high quality technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Child care (MoHCC) in the national provision of quality diagnostic services. The Associate – Laboratory systems will be part of a CHAI team in Zimbabwe and will report to the Program Manager (PM), Access Programs. The associate will work in close partnership with the PM, the Global Laboratory Systems Program, Drug Access and Pediatric Programs and with the MoHCC.

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Animal Science/Animal Production/Agriculture/Agribusiness, BVSc (Vet) and Sales & Marketing graduate trainees wanted

Drop 3 copies of your CV, all certificates from ‘O’ Level at Irvine’s Zimbabwe Head Office Main Gate by Friday 14 July 2017. (Clearly state Degree programme on envelope)

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UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities 2017 in Ireland

‘Global goals, local actions: Towards lifelong learning for all in 2030’ is the theme of the third International Conference on Learning Cities. This Conference is the first of its kind to take place in Cork, a city which enjoys a long history of lifelong learning. The conference will bring together city leaders and national government representatives, representatives of international organisations, non-governmental organisations and private-sector partners as well as experts in the fields of education, lifelong learning and city development to shape the future of learning cities.

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2018 Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarships

Exceptional students with exemplary leadership qualities in their community, sport, university, arts or their field of study and who have completed an undergraduate degree with a first class degree or equivalent (GPA 3.7 or higher) - by 1 October 2018 - from a college or university in or outside Zimbabwe are eligible to apply.

The Rhodes Scholarships are fully funded scholarships for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford

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UM iCamp 2017 in Indonesia

UM iCamp is part of the continued efforts of Universitas Negeri Malang to enhance global education. The program was initiated to provide overseas college students with hands-on opportunities to learn Indonesian language and experience the cultural and academic life in Indonesia.

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10th UNESCO Youth Forum Call for proposals for young change-makers

UNESCO is hereby launching a call for proposals for young change-makers to attend the 10th UNESCO Youth Forum, entitled “Rethinking Youth Engagement with UNESCO” (25-26 October 2017, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France).

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Call for Participants: African Youth Leadership Summit 2017 in Morocco

Applications are invited to participate at the African Youth Leadership Summit 2017 in Morocco. The Three days Leadership Summit focuses on the core challenges encountered by youth leaders.

AYLS brings a diverse group of young delegates from the whole continent together with distinguished experts, innovators, and leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors for a journey of collective exploration, reflection, and networking.

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World Bank Young Professionals Program 2018

The application for the 2018 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program will open from June 14 – July 28, 2017.

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group.

It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group (WBG). The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others.

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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!
 
 
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