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PhD student Takunda Chitaka wins 2019 Excellence in Academia PETCO Award
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Africans rising PhD student Takunda Chitaka wins 2019 Excellence in Academia PETCO Award

PhD student Takunda Chitaka has received the 2019 Excellence in Academia PETCO Award for her engineering approach towards tackling plastic marine pollution. This recognition highlights the need for peer-reviewed research that supports strategic interventions in the areas of recycling, waste minimisation and sustainability.

Lisa Chiriseri: The young activist working to eradicate pit latrines in schools
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Africans rising Lisa Chiriseri: The young activist working to eradicate pit latrines in schools

Access to education is a basic human right but many young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Zimbabwe still struggle to get access to learning opportunities because of many barriers. FACEZ (Fund a Child’s Education Zimbabwe), an education fund is helping underprivileged children to get access to education, and improving toilet facilities in schools. Led by Lisa Chiriseri, a young activist, the project currently supports over 90 learners.