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Remote Schools Hamper Learning in Matabeleland

Mabheka secondary school is the only school available to six villages within a 30-kilometer radius at Dwala village. Image by Lynnia Ngwenya, March 2023


For students in Matabeleland, attending school is a struggle. With fewer schools per ward, many must walk long distances just to reach the nearest one.


This story is part of a reporting series supported by the Pulitzer Centre.


BY LYNNIA NGWENYA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAR 31, 2023

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Dire Lack Of Clean Water Exposes Mine Workers To Health Hazards

Sewage waste drying up at a doorstep...Burst sewage systems run through houses at Vubachikwe mine. Image by Lynnia Ngwenya


A health hazard is looming at Vubachikwe Mine in Gwanda, where mine workers and residents have gone for months without running water, a situation which is a ticking time bomb for diseases like Cholera and Typhoid.

BY LYNNIA NGWENYA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAR 30, 2023

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Community Unites To Overcome Remote Schools Obstacles

Cottages at Lupane Business Centre used by children as boarding facilities. Image by Calvin Manika, March 2023


In Matabeleland, remote schools have brought with them a host of challenges. However, the local community has banded together to develop innovative solutions that have yielded impressive results. By working collectively, they have found ways to overcome barriers such as long distances, exorbitant boarding costs, and lacklustre academic performance.


This story is part of a reporting series supported by the Pulitzer Centre.


BY CALVIN MANIKA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAR 30, 2023

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Illegal Substance Use Takes Devastating Toll on Gwanda Youth

According to research, sixty percent of mental health admissions are due to substance and drug abuse and of those, 80% of them are between 16 and 35 years of age. Image by Newsday


As the fight against drug abuse intensifies, in Gwanda the devastating impact of illegal substance on youth is becoming increasingly apparent.
 
BY MELODY MPANDE | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAR 29, 2023

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San Children In Matabeleland Struggle To Stay In School

San children face a bleak future as they struggle to stay in school amid financial constraints. Image by Tsoro-o-Tso San Development Trust, November 2017


In Matabeleland, the San community continues to face significant barriers to learning. Without proper funding and support, the future of these children is uncertain, and the cycle of poverty is likely to continue.


This story is part of a reporting series supported by the Pulitzer Centre.


BY LIZWE SEBATA | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | MAR 28, 2023

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