Brian Ncube

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: Digital Skills TrainingZimbabwe

Brian Ncube is a journalist and the founder of iNkatha Qreative Arts, a youth arts organization. He is also the CEO of its multi award winning subsidiary grassroots publication Ekasi Magazine, an online publication that seeks to promote and provide a platform for youths in arts, sports and business. Brian previously served as the Assistant Provincial Commissioner and the Provincial Scouts Commissioner for Matabeleland with the Scouts Association of Zimbabwe. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Digital Skills Training

The EKASI Digital Skills Training project equipped 20 young individuals in Bulawayo with essential digital skills, created awareness about drug and substance abuse, and empowered them to actively participate in the political process and contribute to the development of their community. The project had 12 workshops with local experts on digital skills that included social media use, marketing, information verification, graphic designing, podcasting, communications skills, and drug awareness. The project also ensured that there was gender parity in the selection of participants.

Since the project was completed, participants have been inspired to start their own projects. For example, one participant, created a podcast called “The 24/7 Podcast with Teresa”. Because of the networking opportunities of the project, other participants were able to join project partner Ekasi Magazine as interns to further develop their professional skills.

"It is my greatest hope to help young people stay ahead of the curve by embracing the digital era and have boundless opportunities right in their fingertips" - Brian Ncube

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Brian was a participant in the IVLP Project Not Too Young to Run - Engaging Youth in the Political Process organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center.

Brian's exchange experience led to the development of his IVLP Impact Award Project: "My [IVLP] visit inspired my project. We have to use the influence and resourcefulness we have in our community to impact positive change."

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; Manchester, NH; New York City, NY; Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX

Country: Zimbabwe

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