World Tuberculosis Day

Every year on the 24th March, the world commemorates the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day. This day is meant to raise awareness and advocate for the elimination of TB. TB is a disease that is overlooked by many, yet it is one of the main causes of death annually. Although TB is preventable as well as…

Kick starting my career : my expectations vs reality

When I was in University, I looked forward to graduating and finding a job. Luckily, I was able to find something shortly after my graduation and my goodness was I glad to get into the corporate world. Being in the “actual” world, I realized that there was and is more to what we learn in…

Fighting against cholera

So a few weeks ago I wrote something concerning water and how it is our precious natural resource. Recently, there has been an outbreak of Cholera in Zambia specifically Lusaka, which has resulted in over 60 deaths countrywide. Now, cholera is preventable and thus no one should die from a preventable disease. But the sad…

Water : Our precious resource

Water is one of the most precious resources we have. Each and every human being has a right to clean water and adequate sanitation. Unfortunately, millions of people globally still do not have access to clean water. Globally, 31% of schools do not have clean water and 34% lack adequate toilets.  Over 1,000 children die…

My Tuesday Motivation

“Sometimes God doesn’t give you what you  think you want, not because you don’t deserve it, but because you deserve better.”

Leave no child behind – The rights of children

“If the soul of a society can be judged by the way it treats its most vulnerable members, then by a similar measure, a society’s future, and its long term prospects for sustainable growth, stability and shared prosperity can be predicted by the degree to which it provides every child with a fair chance in…

No under 21- The issue of early marriages

Last week, I read an article that indicated that the Zambian Government is revising the marriage act, that will in turn raise the marriage consent age from 18 to 21. Of course this has sparked a lot of discussions, both positive and negative. This I believe is a good move in combating early marriage. Even…

Unnecessary guilt

I remember back when I was in University how I always wanted to live s super “cool” life once I graduated. I honestly thought my life sucked, or maybe I was deceived by the perception of University life by the movies. You know how in the movies, the students have this presumably  “awesome”  life style…

Ruth Mubanga: Zambia’s first female chancellor

Early this morning as I was reading the daily mail newspaper, one story that definitely got my attention was that of Zambia’s first female Chancellor. Ruth Mubanga aged 60 is the new chancellor of the University of Africa. She was born in Lundazi in the eastern province of Zambia. She started her primary education at…

Happy Womens day

On the eve before the women’s day, I had attended the Zambia women awards gala. I must say that I was inspired by the hard work our women are doing in our communities. Some of the stories the women shared brought tears to my eyes. (Yes i was  a little emotional or maybe overjoyed).  Another…