Gango 41: Constitutional Amendment, Child Prostitution and the Struggle for Survival, Kenyan Elections Sexist,

Constitutional Amendment, Child Prostitution and the Struggle for Survival, Kenyan Elections Sexist, Opportunities
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Quote of the Week

“Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.”

John W. Gardner

 

Teacher’s Motivation Central in Maintaining High Educational Standards in Schools

Education is a very integral component for child development and empowerment of communities. Despite such importance, it also comes with responsibility and more are resources needed to make sure that it translates into a meaningful investment that benefits society and develop the world.

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PODCAST: Lack of Entertainment and Recreational Facilities in Rural Areas: A compromise to Healthy and Active Living

Entertainment and recreational facilities are essential for youth development. Rural youth however have limited access to health care, commercial exercise facilities, and community or corporate physical activity programs.
 
 

Video of the Week

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: #Zim's Financial Crisis: The Failure of the 'Green Currency'

Many people in Zimbabwe are caught between the hard rock and soft surface as they can’t access their hard earned cash in the banks. Meandering queues are always seen at most banks, especially in the morning, the elder people most of them pensioners being the majority. Sad however, is that after sleeping at the bank queue prospects of getting the money remains low, and even if they get it, it has become more expensive to purchase some of the products in local currency, bond notes. The disappearance of the United State dollars has resulted in some unscrupulous business people hiking prices much to the disadvantage of the general public.

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Community Organization Profile

Spark R.E.A.D (Sparking the Resilience, Empowerment, Activism and Development)

Sparking the resilience, empowerment, activism and development of girls and young women ( Spark R.E.A.D) is an initiative that was founded in 2013 under the backdrop of addressing and redressing challenges faced by women and girls. The organisation is based in Harare but also works in Mtoko, Chiredzi and Silobela. It works in underprivileged and grassroots areas in Zimbabwe.

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Communities in Action

Seke Youth Bemoan Lack of Recreational Facilities

Recreation and general entertainment is often ignored but it plays a critical role in the socialization and everyday living of any person. After some household chores and day today responsibilities, the rural youth in Zimbabwe is found with nothing else meaningful to do or draw their attention, a situation that has been worrying many young people living in rural and farming areas.

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Africa in Focus

Election Season Offers a Reminder that Kenya Remains Deeply Sexist

Kenyan folk stories celebrate women as strong, fierce heroines of the distant past. Women in some communities in western and central Kenya are said to have enjoyed considerable power directly or indirectly as chiefs, queens, queen mothers and advisors.

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Feature

Amending a Constitution Using a Constitution: Basic Politics’ Triumph Over Law in Zim

Zimbabwe’s Parliament had to be divided to vote on constitutional amendment bill number 1 of 2017. And it was pretty much a foregone conclusion as to how it would all turn out. Zanu Pf has not only a two thirds majority (required to change sections of the constitution) in the National Assembly but a currently unassailable ‘super majority’.
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Child Prostitution in Hopley Farm - The Vulnerability of Young Girls and the Struggle for Survival

Antagonistic life experiences such as divorce or death of parents or caregivers, neglect and abuse by families and extended family members as well as peer pressure can leave the girl child vulnerable to various forms of self-destructive behaviour such as promiscuity among other negative behaviours, at times to try and solve the emotional pain they hold.

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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 newsletter.
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Team Leader and Institutional Capacity Development Expert, Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability.

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Education Manager - Zimbabwe

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We're the world's most forward thinking professional accountancy body. Since we were founded in 1904, we have expanded to over 1200 staff in 53 countries, meaning we’re a truly global organisation. Our people enjoy a working environment that is dynamic, human and connected, and have a strong focus on creating value for our students and members.

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Vacancy: Internship Program

The Community of Democracies offers university students and recent graduates the opportunity to spend three to six months working on real projects at the cutting edge of democracy, human rights and diplomacy at the Permanent Secretariat of the Community of Democracies in Warsaw, Poland.

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JOB TITLE: PROGRAM DRIVER – MUKUMBURA ADP

The Driver is responsible for providing safely driving services to the ADP, carrying staff to and from different work locations and ensuring that program vehicles are maintained in good working condition.

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DEVELOPMENT FACILITATOR – NYANYADZI ADP

To provide Field Leadership and support in planning, designing, and implementation of the new ADP Chimanimani Lower with emphasis on community organization, participation, education in liaison with key stakeholders in line with WVI policies and philosophy.

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Internal Communication Officer (Fixed term contract-full time)

The new internal communication officer will be part of the Strategy, Communication and Innovation (SCI) department at Hivos Global Office in The Hague, and he/she will be situated at our Southern Africa hub in Harare.
 
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Project Manager: Women Empowerment and Care (INT3634)

 

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

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Stellenbosch University Scholarship 2018 in South Africa

The call for applications to the 2018 Graduate School programme will be open from the 16th of June to the 31st of July 2017.

Prospective students may apply for full scholarships, which amounts to at least R138 000 per year for three years. The Graduate School allocates these scholarships by considering each application on its own merit.

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Study in Switzerland: The IMD Future Leaders MBA Scholarships 2017 – 2018

The IMD Future Leaders MBA Scholarships, Opportunity is now available for students who want to study in Switzerland, this country has the third highest salary and job security out of all OECD countries. Studying in a country with such a rich pedigree won’t be a bad decision to make.Students who therefore, wish to study in Switzerland are encouraged to apply for The IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarship.

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Project Manager: Women Empowerment and Care (INT3634)

 

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

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MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program 2018 in South Africa

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a 10-year, $500 million global initiative to educate and develop next generation leaders who will contribute to social and economic transformation. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program (MCFSP) targets academically qualified, yet economically disadvantaged young people in South Africa, SADC and the rest of Africa, who will contribute to the transformation of the continent.

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