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Programme Support Manager

Sewenthe joined YONECO in 2004 as a Centre Coordinator for Machinga District before being reassigned to the position of District Manager for Ntcheu. She holds a Diploma in Rural and Community Development with the Association of Business Managers and Administrators (ABMA). Sewenthe has attended a number of trainings and courses  in different disciplines like; Leadership and Life skills in 2006 (YONECO), HIV Testing and Counselling in 2005 (Ministry of Health), Participatory Vulnerability & Analysis in 2006 (Action AID), Financial Management in 2006 (YONECO), Child Protection and Counselling Skills in 2007 ( Eye of the Child and YONECO), Project Management in 2007 (YONECO), Livelihood in 2008 (FACT), Civic and Voter Education in 2009 (YONECO), Resource Mobilization in 2009 (FACT), Policy Analysis and Advocacy in 2009 (FACT), Staff Supervision in 2010 (Waverley Care), Training on Advocacy in 2010 (Waverly Care), Training on Material Development in 2011 (YONECO), IEC Material Development in 2011 (YONECO and Norwegian Church AID), Youth Task Force Capacity Building on Youth Action Leadership for Reproductive Health in 2012 (IPAS), Capacity Building on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Policy Analysis in 2012 (YESE and FIPAM), Report Writing and Documentation in 2013 (YONECO) and Theatre for Developmen in 2013 (Norwegian Church AID). Prior to joining YONECO, Sewenthe worked as a volunteer counsellor for Community Initiative for Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse (CIADISA) from 2001 to 2002. She also worked as a Field Monitor for Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) from 2003 to 2004. Sewenthe enjoys working with youths, women and children and the community at large . she was very instrumental in transforming local service provision for young women and young people to double the uptake of sexual and reproductive health services through Speak Up Project in Ntcheu district. Sewenthe’s dream is to see community members being self reliant by engaging themselves in tangible livelihood development initiatives like the VSLAs and IGAs.

Email: sewenthechipofya@yoneco.org.mw

Phone: +265 888 958 726


District Manager

Eunice joined YONECO in 2004 as a Centre Coordinator  in Zomba district. In May 2005 she was promoted to the position of District Manager and she pioneered the establishment of YONECO’s District Office in Mangochi. Currently, Eunice is the District Manager for Rumphi.

In this capacity she is responsible for managing two major Projects namely; Child Labour Elimination Actions for Real Change (CLEAR) and Youth Earning by Learning (YEL).

She holds a Malawi Schools Certificate of Education and currently pursuing a diploma in Rural and Community development at Mzuzu Technical College.

Eunice has participated in a number of capacity building trainings and courses which include; National training on Education in Emergence (EnE) by UNICEF, Behavior Change and Communication in HIV with African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF in Kenya), and Youth – Adult Partnership, Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation training organized by Family Health International (FHI- Namibia).

District Manager

Veronica joined YONECO in January 2013 as District Manager for Balaka. In this capacity she is responsible for the implementation of projects at district level. Currently, Veronica is overseeing the day to day management of Dzukani project, Learn without Fear project and the Reaching the Hard to Reach with HIV & AIDS and Sexual Reproductive Health Interventions.  She holds a University of Malawi Diploma in Counseling and Psychology from St John of God College of Mental Health Sciences. She also has other certificates in HIV Testing and Counseling from Ministry of Health (Malawi), Certificate in Teaching from Karonga Teachers College (Malawi), Certificate in Special Needs-Learning Difficulties from Montfort College (Malawi) and a Certificate in HIV/ AIDS Care and Counseling from the University of South Africa. Prior to joining YONECO, Veronica worked as a teacher for several years and she also offered counseling in cross-cutting issues. Veronica also brings with her experience she acquired from working with St John of God as a psychological counselor where she worked with women and children on social and psychological issues affecting them. She also worked with Partners in Hope as a trainer and facilitator for people living with HIV&AIDS. Her interaction with special needs children and their significance in the community is what triggered her interest in the vulnerable groups

mail: veronicamkandawire@yoneco.org.mw

Phone: +265 888 958 726

District Manager

Dunreck joined Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) in August 2006 as a Field Officer, Project Officer before being promoted to his current position of District Manager for Nkhatabay district. In this capacity, he take a leading role in the implementation of organizational activities and projects in Nkhata Bay district through supervising his project officers.

He holds a Certicate in Parelegal Services, Malawi School Certificate of Education and a Selling & Sales Management and Accounting (LCCIEB) certificate as well as a Primary school Teaching Certificate (Montfort College).

Dunreck has also attended a number of capacity building trainings including Governance Accountability Training Course (MS- TCD Co-operation) in Arusha, Tanzania, Civic Education and Voter Information Modules (BRIDGE),

 Prior to joining YONECO, Dunreck worked as a debt Collector for First Collect (pvt) Ltd from 2003 to 2004.