Access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services has been a challenge to many young people in Malawi and the youth of Ntcheu were not spared. The youth have been complaining about insults and attitude of some service providers who whenever they visit public health centres to seek STI treatment, contraceptives or SRHR counseling.
It has been established that MK 1, 500 School Development Fund (SDF) that was introduced in primary schools is greatly affecting needy students as those who fail to pay the fee are sent out of class. This was established when YONECO conducted a monitoring visit in the area of Village Head Chinyamula, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kwataine in Ntcheu district.
YONECO in collaboration with Ntcheu District Social welfare Office organized a Sexual Reproductive Health Session for learners with special needs at Gumbo Primary School in Ntcheu district. The initiative came against the background that several studies have indicated that efforts by different actors in the process of disseminating HIV/AIDS and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information
Young people from Ntcheu district have described a Hope Kit training which YONECO organized as ‘a vehicle to the realization of
YONECO trained 16 young people in raising HIV and AIDS awareness among their peers through the use of Hope Kit Tool. The three-day training targeted the youth from villages that surround Lake Chilwa in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwambo in Zomba district.