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Feeding mouths; is it a child's responsibility?

Publié 6 octobre 2014 no picture christinemwanachilenga_connect_zambia

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Is it a child’s responsibility to feed his family or siblings? More especially if the child is only 12-years-old? Poverty being a state of lacking, certain needs like food and clothes drags children into child labour. In Luanshya, a small town in Zambia, there are homes that are child-headed and some children are street vendors which makes it hard for them to get fed or go to school. If you were to walk in the streets that lead to the industrial area in Luanshya where scrap m...


Community Gardens

Publié 1 octobre 2014 Avatar Luckson_VOYMaps_Zambia

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The Kafue River is the major source of water in the Copper Belt province of Zambia. Not only being the source of water supply to the communities the river shore has given an advantage to the local people to grow vegetables. Community gardening is of the activities taking place on the shores of the river because the area is fertile. Many residents of the area have land that allows them to grow vegetables to sustain them as well as a source of income The area is one of the major...


THE VOICE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Publié 23 septembre 2014 no picture Katongo_VOY_CONNECT

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THE VOICE OF SOCIAL MEDIA# In today’s world people can communicate over great distances. You can even chat with someone who is on the other side of the globe as though you were in the same room. All this is possible because of social media. Social media is an essential tool in the work that we do as advocates for change and if anything voices of youth is a social networking site. Not long ago I had the privilege of attending the Zambia Children’s Climate Conference 7 and o...


'Better do something than waiting'

Publié 22 septembre 2014 no picture Moonga

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Youth unemployment in Zambia is a national crisis that needs immediate attention. The time is now to transform the unemployment dilemma the youth way. We the youth have to take the reins in our hands and choose to do something about our situation rather than waiting for others to do something for us. Unless the youth work together and remain determined to do something about the unemployment crisis, it will simply remain a discussion discussed over and over. We have the potent...


DEFORESTATION - WASTED RESOURCES

Publié 11 septembre 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

Publié 11 septembre 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

Publié 11 septembre 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...


A good Road network is vital

Publié 9 septembre 2014 Avatar Luckson_VOYMaps_Zambia

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Road maintenance is vital to the well being of so many societies across Zambia - especially a good road network. Kitwe is not an exception; it being one of the major mining town on the copper belt province. If roads are in a bad state this raises major concern for the local people. Especially when transporting copper and other goods outside the province. Faulty roads were one of the major challenges in so many communities but due some positive actions that are being taken now, th...


Trash dumped in some areas of Kitwe - Climate Mapping

Publié 2 septembre 2014 Avatar 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...


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