Call for Applications: Nanomedia Training for Women Community Champions in Bulawayo

Deadline: 30 May 2022

Youth-led Innovative Engagement with Leadership and Development (YIELD) Trust in partnership with YETT and FEPA is pleased to announce the call for participants for a six-week Nanomedia training for Women Community Champions in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

The Nanomedia training aims to equip young women who are active in their communities with critical knowledge and skills on the use of digital nanomedia in conducting campaigns, advocacy, peer mobilising and localised gendered advocacy. Additionally, the program seeks to amplify previously unheard Bulawayo young women’s voices through multimedia and digital support.

Women Community Champions are women who are actively involved in developing their local communities such as, but not limited to, community organisers, community-based organisation workers and volunteers, GBV and HIV activists, artists, journalists, volunteers, bloggers, social workers, entrepreneurs, those mentoring others, and individuals who have a proven track record of work that has either empowered or brought about any form of change within their communities in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

We expect to gather a diverse group of 20 participants who have demonstrated dedication and commitment towards improving their community and seek a wider audience to engage with for national development. Selected participants will attend a nanomedia training and will be featured in a book and a docuseries.

 

Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicants must be women aged between 18 and 35 years.
  2. They should be residing in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  3. Have demonstrable work in their local community in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  4. Have proven leadership traits and including volunteering at a community level
  5. Have access to a mobile phone
  6. Availability to fully participate in a six-week part-online and part-offline training program

NB: This will be practical hands-on training. Specific dates and modules will be provided to selected participants. Those who have received similar training or spotlight elsewhere are not eligible for selection.

 

Application Instructions

To apply for the Nanomedia Training for Women Community Champions, please send your CV including your address; and a one-page motivation letter answering the two questions (a) what are you doing in your community? (b) how do you intend to use this training? via email at info@yield.co.zw and/or WhatsApp at +263 77 642 3412 / +263 78 249 1083 before 2pm on 30 May 2022.

All hard copies, although discouraged, can be submitted in person at Office 7, Centenary Building, 9th Avenue and Herbert Chitepo Street, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

 

Costs

YIELD Trust will cater for all costs associated with the training program such as venue, data, meals and transport. Please note that YIELD Trust does not ask participants to pay a fee to participate. Selection will be on merit only. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

Inclusivity

YIELD Trust encourages applications from peri-urban, economically disadvantaged, young persons with disabilities, young people who are HIV positive and other minority groups.

For more information about the work of YIELD Trust, please visit www.yield.co.zw

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