The Vice President of Malawi, Saulos Chilima, attended the commemoration of the Day of the African Child in Dowa where he also heard some of the services that are offered by YONECO’s Tithandizane National Child Helpline on a pavilion which was set by the organisation at the venue.
Social auditing that was done on Public Works Programme revealed that more than 20 beneficiaries from the areas of Traditional Authority Malengamzoma and Senior Traditional Authority Nyaluwanga were not given their dues after toiling and sweating for a wage.
Rumphi District Commissioner (DC), Rodrick Mateauma, has strongly implored all traditional leaders in the district to be vigilant and take a leading role in ending child marriages within the vicinities that are under their authority.
In an effort to promote and improve access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRH&R) services for young people including adolescent boys and girls as well as married adolescents, YONECO in partnership with UNFPA conducted outreach activities in four Traditional Authorities (T/As) in Nkhata Bay district.
Young people are predisposed to sexual and Reproductive Health challenges mainly due to the fact that they lack information and access to
Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), as an economic empowerment initiative has been pioneered by many NGOs including the government of the Republic of Malawi and it has been successfully adapted to reach out to poor people in rural communities.