Collins Kudakwashe Shava was born in 1992 in Gweru, Zimbabwe. He was educated in Kwekwe, where he started his journey to advance youth voices as a Child Parliamentarian from 2010-2011. He worked with the Young People’s Network around the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS and youth engagement with sexual and reproductive health frameworks. He is an active member in the Lutheran church, and has worked with the Southern Region Communion for Lutherans (LUCSA) to advance youth voices that seek to address problems within the community. He is currently interning in the Economic Justice office of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, having studied Natural Resources Management and Agronomy at Midlands State University.  

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Young People: Zimbabwe’s Untapped Resource