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Christian Aid High Powered Delegation Visits YONECO

YONECO Head Office in Zomba hosted senior staff members from one of its strong partners, Christian Aid.

The delegation comprised of Paul Valentine, the Director for International Affairs for Christian Aid; Sally Foster-Fulton who is the Head of Christian Aid in Scotland; and Pansi Katenga, Christian Aid Country Manager
in Malawi and other senior staff members from Christian Aid country office.  

During the visit, the high powered delegation in the company of YONECO’s Executive Director, Mac Bain Mkandawire, toured various structures that are within YONECO Head Office. The delegates firstly went to YONECO IT Centre where real-time data entry for Toll Free Helpline services is managed. The centre is also responsible for the development of internet-based socioeconomic development tools for enhancing the rights and welfare of the youth, women and children.

The visitors also toured YONECO Helpline Services Centre which, among other things; handles walk-in clients as well as others who seek support through its three toll-free lines namely; 116 – Child Helpline, 5600 – GBV Crisis Line as well as 6600 which is a Drug and Substance Hotline.  

Finally, the delegates were taken to YONECO FM where they interacted with the Chief Producer, Rodrick Mwale. In the studios; Mwale briefed the delegates on the programming and operations of the radio station which has a nationwide coverage.

Currently, YONECO is implementing a Project called Investing for Impact against HIV and TB. The project is being implemented in various parts of the country with funding by Global Fund through Action Aid and Christian Aid. I addition to this project, YONECO, with support from Global Fund through Action Aid and Christian Aid, is also implementing another project in Mulanje district which is being aimed at reducing the spread of HIV among girls and young women.

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