|We can’t contain the excitement about unveiling our 2022 Basic Education Media Fellows. The Basic Education media Fellowship is an initiative funded by the Malala Fund and RiseUp that seeks to recognise impact driven stories on basic education in Nigeria.
We see advocacy as a collective responsibility of citizens and the government, media however plays a key role in bridging the knowledge gap and increasing public awareness on key issues and the need for policy reforms.
In this regard, the Basic Education Media Fellowship choses to recognise and strengthen the capacity of 15 existing media personnel to understand the nuances of education funding and laws in Nigeria, how to use their skills, existing platform and networks to advocate for a 12 years free, safe, quality education in Nigeria. The fellowship will also support media reporting towards the amendment of the Universal basic Education Act, and the National Secondary Education Commission Act.
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.