Our True Voice are the eyes and ears of the communities that drive the ECID programme.

They are our network of community reporters sharing first-hand accounts of the challenges and solutions of social exclusion.


  1. Women and people with disabilities taking part in community decision making

    Our True Voice reporter Twinet Ncube shares an insight into a community meeting about taking part in decision making processes and how this helps her, as a woman with a disability, as well as others in her community, ensure their needs are heard and taken into account. “Chimwara village 3, ward 25 today held a meeting. The meeting…

    Twinet Ncube

  2. Community covid concerns: violence, thefts and education uncertainties

    The affects of Covid-19 go far beyond health impacts for many communities, with many children uncertain about the future of their education and people experiencing violence and thefts. This report from Muya Mudenda shares experiences of people in her community.  Ward 11 is facing a lot of challenges caused by Covid-19. Now school children are…

    Muya Mudenda

  3. Zimbabwe’s education inequalities deepen due to COVID-19

    This article was written in co-production with Our True Voice community reporters Bridget Munkuli, Linda Supiya and Faris Davidson who were reporting on these issues in their communities. For the first time in 5 years, Zimbabwe recorded its worst ever Grade 7 results, with children from the poorest families bearing disproportionate hardships in adapting to…

    Michito Mudimba

  4. Child-marriage in Zimbabwe: a crisis within a pandemic

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, child marriage is a silent crisis raging on in Zimbabwe. Angela Saurombe (not her real name),16, is now a part of the tragic national statistics as one of hundreds of young Zimbabwean girls who will not return to school to write this year’s university entrance examinations. Angela hails…

    Michito Mudimba