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A Heartrending Tale of a Teenager who Stood against Forced Marriage

The case of Mercy from Luwalazi in Nkhata Bay district as told to by Divinous Mzuzmara during one of YONECO’s community gender equality Awareness campaigns bears testimony to the trials and tribulations which young girls more especially those who live in rural and remote parts of  Malawi face once they reach adolescence.  Mzumara explained that

Team Vimphona’s Successful Community HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

‘Team Viphona’, a group of local and international YONECO and ICS-Progressio volunteers, conducted a massive HIV/AIDS community awareness campaign at Lwazi Community Ground in Nkhata Bay district on 29th May 2016. The vent also saw a number of people accessing various services like HIV Counselling and Testing (HTC), contraceptives, STI screening as well as sexual reproductive

Nkhata Bay Youths to Benefit from ICS Volunteers

In December, 2015 YONECO partnered with Progressio in order to support and intensify the provision of Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) information and services among young people in Nkhata Bay district. The partnership has seen the coming in of six young volunteers from the United Kingdom (UK) through the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme.   These

Chikwina CRC Hailed after a Successful Probe on Stolen Materials for Construction of a Maternity Wing

Group Village Headman (GVH) Kalonga acknowledged the important role which Community Based Educators (CBEs) and Community Rights Committees (CRCs) play in ensuring transparency and making sure that people in his area are enjoying their right to development.  The remarks were made after YONECO’s CBE and CRCs followed up on corrupt tendencies that led to a

Community Rights Committee Spearheads the Process of Demanding Quality Health Services in Kande Area, Nkhata Bay

Kande Health Centre in the area of Traditional Authority Fukamapiri stayed a long time without a standard room for the provision of essential health services like Youth Friendly Health Services (YFHS), and HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC), a situation which negatively impacted on the fight against HIV and AIDS in the area. However, in 2011,

VSLA Initiative Improving Lives of Communities in Nkhata Bay

Ama Christina Mapunda is one of the 30 members of Madalitso Village Savingsand Loan Association (VSLA) that was established in Ngalauka village in the area of Traditional Authority Malanda in Nkhata Bay district. VSLA group’s activities commenced in March, 2014 and since then, the group members have been saving money and had an opportunity of getting

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