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Media is also a vital tool for social change!

With the outstanding support from the Malala fund and Rise Up for Girls, YouthHubAfrica launched the Basic Education Media Fellowship which kicked-off with a 3-day training of 15 selected journalists and media professionals from diverse media houses across Nigeria.The 3-day training had key facilitators from the media and Civil society space who trained and engaged fellows on the state of basic education in Nigeria, understanding policies and legislative processes, assessing the role of media in advocacy, Methods and strategies of investigative reporting, Self care and Safety in policy and education reporting amongst several other key sessions.

The highlight of the the 3-day training was the Fellows Award and Gala  Night where top 3 fellows with unique submissions covering Basic Education-related stories in Nigeria were awarded cash prizes. Fellows will also be awarded the sum of 1000 USD each to support their media research, report writing and advocacy.

For the next six months, fellows will produce unique stories and uncover issues plaguing Basic Education and education financing in Nigeria. They’ll use their media skills to advocate for improved basic education financing in Nigeria.


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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