Mother Groups are community-based structures which promote girl child education by helping girls to remain in school and complete their education as well as providing age-appropriate Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information.
In addition to this, mother groups are also instrumental in encouraging girls who dropped out of school because of child marriages or pregnancy to return to school.
Thus, YONECO saw the need to strengthen the capacity of such groups so that they should ably support adolescent girls and teen mothers in their areas.
In total, YONECO has trained 30 women from the areas of Traditional Authority (T/A) Kaphuka, Kachere and Chilikumwendo in Dedza as well as 30 others from T/A Zulu, Mduwa and Mkanda in Mchinji district.
After the training, participants avowed to work tirelessly in a bid to create a zero tolerance to GBV learning environment in their designated schools.
The trainings were conducted under Action for Teen Mothers and Adolescent Girls Project with support from UNFPA and KOICA.