Habakkuk bridges digital gap through documentaries

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BY SHARON SIBINDI

HABAKKUK Trust has embarked on documentary screening sessions in remote areas that have limited access to mobile networks to bridge the digital gap between urban and rural communities.

In a statement, the trust said the media technology had enabled them to do screenings on the benefits of natural resources and access to justice for women in traditional courts in Bubi, Gwanda, Bulilima and Nkayi districts.

“The documentary on community benefit from natural resources captures community voices on extraction and benefit including environmental impact. The documentary also includes the views of local authorities and other key players in the natural resource governance sector,” read part of the statement.

“The documentary on access to justice captures the voice of women and traditional leaders on the customary justice system. These sessions have provided a platform for traditional leaders and the community to actively give feedback on issues of access to justice and natural resource benefits.

“Participants, who have attended the screening sessions, have welcomed the move that has provided them with a cross-learning experience.”

Grey Ndlovu, secretary to Chief Madlambudzi in Bulilima ward 11 said: “We greatly appreciate the move by Habakkuk Trust to bring the documentaries to the community which has provided us with a platform to interact on issues raised in the documentary”.

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