Child Rights Op-ed Stories by Children

Period Poverty, A Girl Child Crisis

Some of you may ask, What is period poverty. From my understanding, period poverty is generally lacking access to menstrual products, education and hygiene resources needed when having a period. Now, Let’s talk about this. Is period poverty a girl’s crisis? Most people think it’s not but I fully disagree and and support the fact […]

Climate Change Op-ed Stories by Children Uncategorized

It Is Time We Hold Ourselves Accountable

Most of the time you will hear people shout, Climate Change! Climate Change!, but does everyone really care about our planet? I don’t think so. Do we not know that human activities such as deforestation lead to environmental degradation where animals and plants lose their habitat, loss of trees and other vegetation can cause climate […]

Op-ed Stories by Children

Are Women To Be Blamed for the Rise of Femicide Cases in Kenya?

It is so sad that most times women are the ones to be blamed when they are killed. Femicide can be defined as an intentional killing with a gender-related motivation. Femicide may be driven by stereotyped gender roles, discrimination towards women and girls, unequal power relations between women and men, or harmful social norms. Based […]

Climate Change Health Stories by Children

Children’s Education at Risk as Cholera Crisis Hits 

Lusaka, Zambia’s capital is in the grips of a cholera crisis with 3,757 cases and 128 deaths, forcing the government to postpone school reopening by three weeks. This delay raises concerns about the 2024 academic year’s integrity. The majority of Lusaka’s 3 million residents who are squeezed into 9,150 homes per square kilometer, live in […]

Stories by Children

Staying Safe and Wise Online

In today’s digital age, the internet plays a significant role in our lives, providing us with endless opportunities for learning, entertainment, and socializing. However, it is crucial for children and teenagers, like us, to be aware of the potential risks associated with online activities, such as cyberbullying and exposure to harmful content. This article aims […]

Child Rights Climate Change Op-ed Stories by Children

A Ticking Time Bomb

In our world today, a looming crisis quietly accompanies our daily routines, and it goes beyond the immediate concerns of our daily lives. We’re talking about climate change, a force that not only transforms landscapes but also holds the power to reshape the very foundations of our global economies. The world is currently very dependent […]

Child Rights Stories by Children

Children Caught in the Storm: Battling Poverty’s Grip on Zambia’s Youth Amidst Global Turmoil

    The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the Russia-Ukraine conflict, has undeniably brought about significant social and economic challenges to countries worldwide. Zambia is no exception, grappling with a myriad of economic issues, from mounting local and foreign debt, totaling nearly 27 billion dollars, leading to a countrywide default in 2021.  The surge in food and essential […]

Child Rights Climate Change Stories by Children

Urgent Call for Action: Children Demand Meaningful Climate Change Solutions

Children worldwide are urgently demanding meaningful action, not just any action, in the relentless fight against climate change. Their impassioned call for effective measures cannot be emphasized enough. Children have been urging local, regional, national, and global leaders to take decisive steps against the looming threat of climate change, which imperils the very future of […]

Latest News Stories by Children

Mtoto News Young Advocates Training

By Esther Angie An interactive training on how to become young journalists, future activists, and public speakers were conducted at Mtoto News offices on 21st August 2023. It was attended by children between the ages of 7-17 years and were taken through various topics by Mtoto news officials and specialists. The training dubbed Sauti Zetu […]

Latest News Stories by Children

Digital Literacy and Advocacy Training Program

By Magret Mucheru Twenty-four children gathered at Mtoto News office on August 21st, 2033 for an interactive session on digital literacy and advocacy. The discussion was on molding children to become digitally literate and better advocates. The digital literacy and advocacy program intends to equip children, soon-to-be adults and leaders, with the know-how to survive […]