U-Report: Enabling Youth Participation in Zimbabwe

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Courage Nyamhunga
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U-Report is a SMS mobile technology tool developed by UNICEF to empower youth to have a voice on the social and economic issues affecting their communities. Through free SMS participants, called U-Reporters, are able to respond to weekly polls and report issues, amplifying their voices at the local, regional and national levels of government.Through working in partnership with Zimbabwe Youth Council our lead implementing partner, U-Report expands young people’s representation in social and polit...


World Water Day 2017: 'Why Wastewater?''

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Courage Nyamhunga
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World water day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for sustainable management of fresh water resources. This year’s theme ‘Why waste water’ is about reducing and reusing waste water. Waste water is a valuable resource to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 6 target. This target aims to halve the proportion of untreated waste water and increase water recycling and safe use. Access to safe water i...


For Every Child: Safer Internet

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Safer Internet Day is a day that is aimed at raising awareness on cyberbullying, stalking and all the ills that come with the accessing the internet. It is a day that also stresses the positive, supportive aspects of children’s online lives. Looking into the exponential growth of the internet penetration in Zimbabwe, UNICEF Zimbabwe is committed to ensure the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. This year’s theme is running und...


In 2017, we renew our commitment towards Zimbabwean children and its young people. For us it is a year of progress and promise with new responsibilities to deliver positive results that ensure that a girl child in Bulilima is able to finish her Ordinary level studies free from the fear of being a victim of child marriage. To save more precious lives of children from the widespread of typhoid and also to ensure that a child in Mutare does not have to suffer the same fate as that of...


Educated Unemployed Youths: the agony of anxious parents in the village.

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Courage Nyamhunga
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When I was young growing up in the village, it was the hope of every parent that after sending children to school, things would change for the better in the family and the cycle of poverty would be broken. This was premised on the expectation that once their educated children left school they would be gainfully employed in the city and start fending for the family, taking care of the aging parents back in the village. That was then, poor villagers! Things have changed now and man...


#FEES MUST FALL: why South Africa needs to listen to its young people.

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On the morning of March 11, 2015 I was surprised to find police officers and police dogs manning the University of Zimbabwe’s gates. Armed with guns and baton sticks they searched everyone and asked many questions no one could answer. We spent the entire week with them, eating with them in our dining halls, seeing them camped on the University grounds and being searched every morning. I would later learn that during the weekend before that Monday some flyers had circulated call...


"No one cooks a day old chick " - addressing child marriage

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“Hapana akambobika katiyo”- No one cooks a day old chick, and if one does then there are serious problems with that individual. This is the shocking reality that we now face in this day and age where our own custodians have lost the compass of upholding the moral fabric that ensures sanity in our respective communities and guards the freedom of our children for their own wellbeing. The little girls are at the receiving end as they have to encounter the consequences of this moral de...


Empowering the Girl Child:Lets act today for a better tomorrow.

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As Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child, under the theme “The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030”, I stop and ponder if the education of my mother has had and continues to have, such a tremendous impact on my life, imagine how our collective national effort in educating all girls today will help shape Zimbabwe in 15 years and beyond? There are nearly 600 million girls aged to 10 to 19 in the world today, each w...


The scourge of the H.I.V and Aids pandemic which has spread across most of the rural parts of Zimbabwe over the years and the continued economic down turn has had untold suffering on children. Most children in rural areas of Zimbabwe as noted in the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014, have been recorded as orphans and life for them is filled with horror and a bleak future as they survive on hand to mouth. The survey concluded that most households are now child-headed and th...


  • Courage Nyamhunga

    An innovation enthusiast,who specializes in innovative solutions that have a direct impact on children and youth.Courage is more interested in identifying emerging opportunities in utilizing technology,empowering youth-led innovation and broadening the partnership engagement.


    Member since June 8, 2014


    Age 26 • 9 Posts


    Unicef Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe