A number of parents and guardians around Tengani Trading Centre in Nsanje District reported to YONECO that their children are spending much time watching films in various video showrooms to the extent that they get home late at night and some even abscond from school.
It is against this back ground that YONECO collaborated with the Malawi Police Service and other community rights groups in conducting engagement meetings with owners of various video showrooms within the area. YONECO and various stakeholders also conducted a monitoring visit of video showrooms around Gazani, Zyuwaki, Chiku Viano and Makokayo villages in the area.
The visit was conducted to monitor the presences of children in the video showrooms. On the other hand, the video showroom owners were also engaged in a bid to discourage them from admitting children during school time or at night.