Current Affairs

Vox Populi

Do you need a political voice? No matter whether you are an ordinary citizen, development worker or politician, we can give you a voice for free. This is what you should do. :

Make a clear audio recording about a specific topic and send to Grassroots Radio. Recording must not exceed 15 minutes.
Tip: You don’t need a studio. Much can be achieved by recording with a good mobile phone microphone in a quiet room

A Rural Education Success Story

The school relies entirely on the generosity, not of western donors or international organisations, but of the community in which they live to survive. They have a small plot by the railway line where they grow vegetables to supplement the maize, beans and rice donated by the community. Volunteer teachers are compensated by receiving three meals from the school, and two ladies and a gentleman who have had children go through the school, volunteer to work as heads of house and cooks.

About

Grassroots Radio aims to be a non-partisan voice of the Nigerian grassroots, broadcasting issues relevant to growth at the grassroots, to a worldwide audience, over the internet.
Grassroots Radio aims to instigate desirable social change through constant networking, of progressive elements all over the world and through outreaches to the people in the grassroots.

Low Technology Irrigation Ideas

Irrigating a farm can double the amount of food it produces. But even with that potential, 80 percent of farmland worldwide is not irrigated, says the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Part of the problem may be the high cost of irrigation equipment. Also, the prospect of wasteful irrigation techniques raises the specter of environmental damage including water shortages, erosion and soil salinization. Small-scale watering systems can circumvent those issues: Low-cost, low-tech and efficient irrigation is possible. These are ten technologies that work.

A Corruption Conundrum

A lot of people say Corruption is Nigeria's biggest challenge. It is clear to every citizen that the level of corruption in the country is high. It's found in every sector of society. The effect has been the entrenchment of a culture of dishonesty in public institutions and consequently distrust of same by the average citizen.In Nigeria, corruption takes many shapes :embezzlement, bribery, rigging in elections and so on. How would you rate ongoing efforts of government to fight corruption in Nigeria?

Build a Solar Food Dryer for Less than N1000

If you’re growing your own fruit and vegetables, or just trying to eat food that’s produced locally, you come across one obvious problem: when something is in season, you have more than you can handle, and then there’s nothing for the rest of the year.

The obvious solution is to preserve your food when you have it in abundance, and drying with the sun is one of the easiest, most energy-efficient ways to do so. It also maintains a lot more of the original nutrients than canning or freezing.

Ways to Improve Healthcare

In sub-Saharan Africa, infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS cause 69% of deaths. Though we can deliver short-term aid and try to develop innovative vaccines or treatments for these diseases, the real issue is the danger of a weak healthcare system. To address this, we must focus on building better healthcare infrastructure in Africa. For example, Africa bears one-quarter of the global disease burden, yet has only 2% of the world’s doctors. This is unacceptable, and we need to take steps to address inadequate healthcare infrastructure now.

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