My visit to the Connect Schools. Part 1.

Posted April 21, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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It was 5 am in the morning,this time I was heading 352 Kilometers north of Lusaka. Like always, I was very excited because I was going to meet 100 plus young people from 5 School in both Central and Copperbelt provinces of Zambia. After covering a stretch of approximately 300 kilometers north of Lusaka I arrived at Chifubu Secondary School in the Copperbelt Province. Upon my arrival I headed to the headteachers office to pay courtesy and also hear his view on how the pupils are performing academ...


Mining in a National Park: The Case of Lower Zambezi

Posted April 16, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) in the past few weeks rejected a proposal by Australia’s Zambezi Resources to develop a US $494-million opencast copper mine in lower Zambezi national park because of environmental concerns. This came into effect after this autonomous body (ZEMA) carried out an Environmental Impact Assessment (EPA) which revealed several issues which included the copper leach process whose affluence could have affected with the ecosystem. Zambia i...


Quest for Internet Access at Luanshya Secondary School

Posted April 8, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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The internet has become part of our everyday life because of its ease access and diversity. Today, pupils from Luanshya Boys Secondary School on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia took part in a training on Connect. The training was blended with sessions on how to avoid plagiarism, re-blogs, and ways of creating a realist, achiveable and time-bound action-plan. The school received a router to enhance easy internet access to the pupils. This was done in a quest to assist pupils to sh...


Climate Change and Child-led

Posted March 30, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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The Zambian economy is predominantly based on the exploitation of the country's natural resources. The adverse effects of climate conditions to which the country is overtly exposed to affects these resources. Climate-induced changes to physical and biological systems are already being felt and exerting considerable stress on the country's vulnerable sectors. Already, the country's sensitive sectors - agriculture and food security, wildlife, forestry, water and energy, and human health have been...


Zambia's First Lady Partners with UNICEF Child Ambassadors HIV Advocacy

Posted March 17, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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One third (4 million) of the Zambian population is 15-24 years old; however, every hour, 3 of these young people will become infected with HIV. Less than 40% of young people in Zambia have comprehensive HIV knowledge, with lower levels among females. A similar trend is noted for the use of HIV prevention services (condoms, male circumcision) with the exception of HIV testing among girls and their delay of sexual debuts. Young people's HIV risk is increased when they have limited knowledge about...


VOICES OF YOUTH ON AIR!

Posted March 10, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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On 2nd March, 2014 children in Zambia joined the rest of the world in commemorating The International Childrens Day of Broadcasting. The International Children's Day of Broadcasting is observed every year in March and all over the world. It gives broadcasters the opportunity to use their media to benefit children. The children who are also participating in the 'Connect Programme' convened at community radio stations in Lusaka, Central and Copperbelt Provinces of Zambia to discuss...


MITANTO SECONDARY SCHOOL GOES GREEN!

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Mitanto Secondary School is just one among the 10 Schools participating in the Voices of Youth Connect project in Zambia. Mitanto is situated in Kitwe town on the Coperbelt Province of Zambia. Kitwe is the second largest city in terms of size and population in Zambia. With a population of 504,194 (2010 census provisional) Kitwe is one of the most developed commercial and industrial areas in the nation, alongside Ndola and Lusaka. It has a complex of mines on its north-western a...


Sky not the Limit

Posted February 6, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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'At a tender age of 20, he has achieved so much not only for himself, but for the country as well. Today, he is known as the United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) Youth Ambassador, and youth reporter for the Children’s Radio Foundation of South Africa. Born to parents William and Hilda Kaoma on December 27, 1993 in Kitwe, Brighton is a shining example of a youth who is living his dreams.' - Times of Zambia Newspaper, 25th- January, 2014. Follow the...


Story Telling Through Photography in Zambia

Posted February 5, 2014 Avatar Brighton_EduConnect_Zambia

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25 young people between the ages of 15 and 18 years took part in a media training held at the Wildlife Society National Office in Lusaka, Zambia. In attendance was Mr. Stephen Kapambwe - a Photojournalist at a national newspaper agency- Times of Zambia. The training encouraged interpretation and creativity no matter what type of camera one uses, understanding the basics of how to tell a story through pictures, and understanding the basics of how to tell a story through pictures, co...


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