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  1. My experience engaging with community reporters of the ECID project in Nigeria

    The need for engagement with project communities in Nigeria under the ECID project was what brought me to post as Community Engagement Officer working with On Our Radar (OOR). Communities especially remote areas in Nigeria are faced with difficulty accessing social and technological services such as health care, infrastructure, agriculture, gender inclusion and justice, livelihood…

  2. COVID-19 pandemic stifles the fight against early child marriage in Nigeria

    In many countries around the world, marriage before the age of 18 is a violation offundamental human rights of children. But in Nigeria, child marriage is still very mucha big problem. The country has one of the highest child marriage prevalence rates inthe world with an estimated 44% of girls marrying before their 18th birthday.…

  3. My experience working with community reporters in Zimbabwe

    It was a quiet Monday morning and my day started slowly. I had just started work as a Community Engagement Officer on the ECID project with On Our Radar. From day one, I was fascinated by the nature of my job-working with reporters in the 4 districts of Zimbabwe – Binga, Mutasa, Lupane and Mutare.…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…