Calvin Manika

2023 Fellow from Zimbabwe

Calvin Manika has five years of experience in journalism. Currently, Calvin is the chief executive officer at the Besana Mail, a media organization that works to close the information gap in children's journalism in Zimbabwe's Hwange District. He has volunteered at the Zambezi Times and Community Podium News, reporting on issues that affect marginalized communities. He has also volunteered in his community on issues such as protecting the environment. Calvin holds a bachelor's degree in Media Studies. He strives to close the information gap in marginalized communities and to create media platforms for children that will give them a voice and help them become bold future leaders and participants in community development. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Calvin intends for his work to reach every child living in a rural area. He plans to grow the Besana Mail to be country's biggest children's journalism platform.

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