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Greg, it is very interesting to partake in youth advocacy, I know that you will soon enjoy it when you start it. I am also convinced that this workshop will equip you further for the job.--Kafuiaheto 15:13, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Kafuiaheto (talk)03:13, 19 February 2011

Sorry for commenting on this subject late,,,Better late than never


Our organization has been involved in the Social justice fight from the advocacy perspectives. Overtime with the review of our organization, strategies we have been engaged in advocating for resilient social structures that embraces holistic approaches towards enhancing both inform and formal social protection schemes. We have been also involved in the formulation and development of social protection projects together with the Help Age UK on behave of the Aged people living with HIV/AIDS. Advocated for the strengthening of the Labor Ministry institutional capacity handle this social vice that has ravaged both the young and the old population of Zambia. Our organization has also been involved in strengthen the social structures of the vulnerable communities especially with respect to climate change. We have encouraged many to embark on improving their social safety nets by encouraging them to grow climate resilient crops. Having been involved in the championing of MDGs attainment, our organization has put social justice fight at the center stage of our organization’s mandate. This include advocate for gender friendly policies, equality in terms of health service provision and education among other important operating themes for our organization Encouraging social cash transfer as well as pass on the gift programs has been one such clear cut examples that have sent precedence of our work in Zambia either direct or indirect. - Participated in the formulation of the Climate change Civil Society Network organises by World Bank - Participated in the planning and designing of Kick out Poverty Zambia Campaign - Advocating for the enactment of Child birth registration as birth right

Messages developed include STAND UP Against poverty every October, 17th No Woman should die well giving life Fair Play Campaign , Kick out Poverty in Zambia in Zambia Gender for Sustainable Development All children should go to school No one should die of hunger We should all work towards developing one community with out trade barriers and descrimination These constitute MDGs in simple terms

What didn't Work 1. Kick out poverty Campaign didnt meet the intended objectives 2. The National strategy Document for Advocacy and Fundraising on MDGs by Zambian CSOs didnt materialize beyond consultative meeting meant for Designing and planning for clear implementation plan 3. Student charter on MDGs not formulated as planned and agreed

These and many other things i may have left constitutes my advocacy experience beyond uNIVERSITY LIFE

Isaac.fwemba (talk)03:54, 19 February 2011

Dear Greg
Trust me, youth advacacy is very interesting and you will enjoy it when you start as Kafuiaheto said. The youth are very interesting to work with and you'll learn a lot from them if you have an open mind and you will forever be a hero to them. Share your success stories as well as challenges with as and when they come in the future. Best wishes.

Pkakorsu (talk)09:54, 17 April 2011