Young people are an important component and resource of any nation but are often excluded from decision making on matters that ultimately affect them. In Zimbabwe, young people are the largest demographic group, and as the nation gears for the 2018 elections, different political parties are jostling to lure the votes of this demography.
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. The cash crises and continued economic challenges especially in rural areas has left them with little options to survive and adequately raise their children.
Zimbabwe for the past few years has been experiencing economic, social and political tremor, giving birth to corruption and decay of the once intact moral fabric. Young people, being the most mobile, moving from one country in search of greener pastures and opportunities are caught up in the way by poor roads, corrupt police, reckless bus drivers resulting in multiple accidents that have claimed so many lives.
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 test to the governments’ commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, come 2030.
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