Realizing our Potential

Poem by Nobukhosi Ndlovu Realising our potentialWe are richDestined for greatnessBut like diamondsWe are hiddenBeneath the many layers of colonialismWhich burden our shoulderswhen we want to progressTo heights unknown We belittle the resources we haveYet we find pride in boosting other nations' economyWith the knowledge that would have transformed the little we hadInto a formidable... Continue Reading →

Locked down with the abuser: Perspectives on Sexual and Gender Based Violence

By Keith M Matshazi The lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic has led us to revive our Youth for Innovation Trust Whatsapp Seminars as to engage with the youth and tackle pressing issues while maintaining social distancing. This week on our Sunday Growth Talks we looked at Gender Based Violence and Sexual Abuse. What is Gender... Continue Reading →

Dear Mr President

This is an open letter to His ExcellencyHoping you find it in your heart to have liniencyWith all due respect and all protocol observed sirI hope this letter finds you wellFor my heart is just about to swellI really wish I could extend more courtesiesMaybe even give you a little curtsyBut this letter serves to... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Girls ICT in a time of crisis

Article by Prisca Pfunye The ICT field has always been a male dominated space yet its a growing source of income from many countries. Girls have since invaded the space and are using ICTs to make a difference in the communities and the world. Every 4th Thursday of the year the world commemorates the International... Continue Reading →

Zimbabwe’s Covid-19 lockdown: Ensuring the right to food for the poor

By Phillan Zamchiya, Dewa Mavhinga, Thando Gwinji, Arnold Chamunogwa and Claris Madhuku The Covid-19 global pandemic poses serious challenges to fragile countries such as Zimbabwe, which have weak health systems and constrained social assistance programmes. Such countries must formulate and implement measures to tackle the unfolding public health crisis without plunging millions of people into... Continue Reading →

YIT to host Accountability Concert

Youth for innovation Trust in partnership with uMahlekisa Comedy Club will on Friday afternoon host local artists in an event dubbed Accountability Concert at Lobengula Hall in Bulawayo. Some of the Bulawayo artists lined up for the Concert include the Bulawayo Arts Awards song of the year hitmaker Novuyo SeaGirl, Qeqeshiwe Mntambo, Mzoe7, Msizkay, Stewie... Continue Reading →

YIT screens Vuzu party Documentary

Youth For innovation Trust (YIT) in partnership with Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA) will on the 27th of September at 1400 hrs screen a VUZU party documentary produced by Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association. VUZU Parties have been the talk of the town over the past few months across the city of Bulawayo. The behaviour of... Continue Reading →

Beyond economic hardships with Voko the Poet

Article by Prisca Pfunye The lack of enthusiasm by young people to participate in economic development is increasingly growing. Loosely termed economic apathy, not being part of the economic ecosystem is a growing trend in Zimbabwe and beyond. Youth for innovation trust in partnership with Umahlekisa Comedy Club started conversations about it earlier this year at Luveve Beit Hall through a comedy and poetry show. One... Continue Reading →

Transforming Education: #IYD219 Special

Article by Prisca Pfunye Education is freedom - Paulo Freire The 2019 edition of the International Youth day's theme spoke loudly to youth in Bulawayo as they explored ways of transforming education in Zimbabwe. Education as was known previously, it is supposed to be the key to success, hence a group of young changemakers under... Continue Reading →

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