All posts tagged with: Environment

Speak out, our Voices Count! My Digital Mapping Experience

Posted September 13, 2014 no picture Maimuna Yusuf Ahmad

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All these past days of September have been fun for me! Why? Because I have been choosen as a youth mapper! I thought that all I had to do was take pictures and post them online, but no, it's more than that. Because I am not only mapping but I am also enlightening people. Poor refuse disposal. This is the major challenge in my country and in my mapping area (Kano, Nigeria), people tend to dispose refuse in any available space they see due to lack of recycling companies....


DEFORESTATION - WASTED RESOURCES

Posted September 11, 2014 no picture Nancy_VOYMaps_Zambia

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Zambia is known to have one of the highest deforestation rates in the world. This is mainly because most of its people depend highly on wood for fuel. Charcoal and timber production are the main causes of deforestation as well as bad farming methods such as the "Chitemen" System also referred to as the 'Slush and Burn' method. This is a case where farmers clear a piece of land by burning, to use for crop production and once the land proves unfertile, it is left bare, exposed and un...


Rubbish Heaps in Industrial Areas in Solwezi

Posted September 11, 2014 no picture Nancy_VOYMaps_Zambia

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Waste management practices and proper disposal seem to be a challenge in Solwezi district of North-Western Province in Zambia. From rubbish pits at home and piles of paper dumped outside offices and shops to litter thrown out of moving vehicles and heaps of rubbish in the streets. Even though they are sometimes cleared or picked up, it still poses a health hazard for people living or worning near these areas as they act as a host for bacteria and other diseases like cholera. The pr...


Street Water Spraying Program in Solwezi

Posted September 11, 2014 no picture Nancy_VOYMaps_Zambia

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Solwezi is the capital city of the North-Western Province of Zambia. Due to recent mining and land clearing practices Solwezi's roads have become a huge source of dust. According to research, dust kicked up by vehicles moving on roads makes up to 33% of air pollution. This poses grave danger to children, older people and people suffering from respiratory diseases by affecting their breathing. It also worsens illnesses such as lung disease, asthma, heart diseases and other chronic d...


The Pure Water Effect

Posted September 3, 2014 no picture Leiya_VOYMaps_Ghana

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In Ghana, the common medium used for drinking water is the sachet. Locally called "pure water", these water sachets are the cheapest and safest form of water consumption. Sold by everyone from street hawkers to kiosks, they are accessible to all, and extremely reliable. The expansion of the pure water production industry may be key in helping decrease incidents of water-borne diseases such as cholera. However, this beacon of hope is also digging a grave. A grave for the env...


Burning Museum

Posted September 3, 2014 no picture Children's Radio Foundation

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Burning Museum is an arts collective in Cape Town. Their mission is to make ordinary people part of history, to remind us of our stories and memories, and to take the museum to people. The young reporters at Red River Primary School in Manenberg did a "burn" with them, and found out what these public works of art are all about.


Trash dumped in some areas of Kitwe - Climate Mapping

Posted September 2, 2014 no picture Luckson_VOYMaps_Zambia

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From an anti-hill to a trench and finally a man made hill of garbage. Waste disposal is of the major environmental problems that many residents of Kitwe go through, And only a few of the residents know how to manage their waste/garbage. For the past 2 years people of this township have been dumping their garage at this site illegally the images will show the exact location of this dump site in Ipusukilo Township in Kitwe, before this place become a dumping site it was an anti...


THE VALUE OF TREES

Posted September 1, 2014 no picture Raphael-Connect-Zambia

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Since the beginning, trees have furnished us with two of life's essentials, food and oxygen. As we evolved, they provided additional necessities such as shelter, medicine, and tools. Today, their value continues to increase and more benefits of trees are being discovered as their role expands to satisfy the needs created by our modern lifestyles. Community and Social Value Trees are an important part of every community. Our streets, parks, playgrounds and backyards are lined with...


Is it simple to keep healthy?

Posted August 28, 2014 Avatar maryb

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This week, dedicated to NCD (Non Communicable Diseases), every young man/woman should take a moment and think about his/her life, what he/she might be doing wrong and what he/she could improve. Again, I am speaking about your own life. We all know empathy, productive relationships and helping others are beautiful emotions or actions for every man/woman to feel or do. And they are very much interconnected with our own and inner life: our mind and our body. Beautiful social and “...


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