Hughes Munthali – Mchinji
Hughes Tawanda Munthali is a holder of a University Certificate in Counselling from St John of God College of Health Sciences. Currently he is the District Manager for YONECO-Mchinji. His expertise and experience is chronicled from 2007 to the present which includes Psychosocial Counselling; Child Protection; Case Management; Project Management as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for young people. He undergone a number of capacity building initiatives, among these include the Feminist Counselling for GBV survivors from GBV Prevention Network in Uganda and Comprehensive Sexuality Education Trainer of Trainers course from UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office in Swaziland. Over the years, he has been involved in the consultancy for the Malawi Youth Situation Analysis 2014 under Maestral International; the Roll-Out of the National Child Helpline Services in Malawi; the development of the revised Youth Friendly Health Service Manual 2015 edition; Malawi Case Management Strategic Plan under the Ministry of Gender and the Multi-Disciplinary Sexual Gender Based Violence team for Zomba District. In addition to this, he has been a co-researcher for the Parents and Guardians for Child Abuse Survivors Study that was conducted by YONECO. At the moment, he is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration from Amity University.
Dauson Whayo – Rumphi
Dauson Whayo holds a Bachelors degree of Education – Special Needs from Catholic University of Malawi and he holds a Certificate in Initial Primary Teacher Education and a Certificate of Teaching HIV/AIDS Pandemic a course designed for Teacher Educators of Sub-Saharan Africa to respond to HIV/AIDS Pandemic in African Communities, from University of Western Cape. Dauson joined YONECO in December, 2016 and is the District Manager of Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) for Rumphi District. Dauson had been a Teacher Trainer at Lilongwe Teacher Training College for eight years after teaching in various Resource Centres and Primary Schools for sixteen years. At a Teacher Training College, he was teaching Foundation Studies, Life Skills Education and Special Needs Education. He attended and completed several short courses which include: Life Skills Education for Teacher Trainer offered at Malawi Institute of Education; Institutional and Record Keeping and Management for Professionals by Liverpool Hope University and SOS Children Village of Malawi Trust (2004); Dauson`s position outline in YONECO include: Providing guidance and expertise in enhancement of child development and protection; enabling the youth development, Planning, managing / coordinating and monitoring projects available in the district; carrying out gender and women rights; Preparing budgets for managing projects at district level; consolidating the official reports at district level and submit the reports to authorities in timely manner; Organizing the implementation process; Institutional development and management and documenting success stories for the best practices achieved in the District. The current projects in the District, include: Child Labour Elimination Action for real Change (CLEAR Project) and Intergrating Youth Friendly Health Services Project (Segal Project, looking at SRHR issues) and is being implemented by Hospital Staff. Dauson participated in the National and International survey for the improvement of the literacy domain in Primary and Teacher Education. He took part in the national survey for education improvement in Malawi whereby, had been seconded by the Ministry of Education to accompany delegates to Zambia (Lusaka and Chipata) in the initiative of the Malawi Breakthrough to Literacy. He was one of the people who wrote and produced a Primary Mathematics Text book for infant section and a Teacher Training module for Initial Primary Teacher Education ( IPTE) for Foundation Studies, the concepts that helped to add value in the National Primary Curriculum and Assessment and Teacher Education Curriculum. Dauson collected ideas in carrying out a research and coming up with a dissertation on: Role of Early Childhood Education to a learner with Special Needs. This was a study in partial fulfilment of the requirements of Bachelor of Education Degree (Major in Special Needs). Dauson has a vision to join hands with district staff to come up with a proposal so that Rumphi should have a Youth Centre for YONECO, (a building) that shall accommodate all youth interventions and help accordingly the exising youth clubs.
Temwanani Kachipapa – Balaka
Temwanani Kachipapa joined Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) in 2012 as a Project Officer. In this capacity, she is responsible for project monitoring and evaluating various programmatic interventions, supporting in project formulation and programme design, implementing activities at community and district level. Temwanani is also responsible for supervising field officers and providing technical support to volunteers at community level.
Temwanani holds an advanced Diploma in Community Development as well as a Certificate in Business Management. Further to this, she has also attended various capacity building exercise and short courses which include; Sexual and Reproductive Health workshop (2012)- Cape Town, RSA; Community Paralegal Training (2012), Training in Women Empowerment and Feminism Workshop (2012) – Swaziland; Psychosocial Training, Documentation and Reporting, Parenting Training (2013); training in Girl and Boy Friendly School Monitoring.
Temwanani’s passion is in youth empowerment and this area has greatly assisted her to demonstrate her ability to contribute positively to youth development.
Dunreck Pande – Nkhata-Bay
Dunreck Pande joined Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) in August 2006 and rose to Project Officer and then to the current position of District Manager for Nkhata Bay district. Previously Dunreck worked as a Teacher and Debt Collector for First Collect (pvt) Ltd between 2003 and 2006. In this capacity, he takes a leading role in the implementation of organizational activities and projects in the district through supervising his project officers and field officers.
He holds a Diploma in Community Development (ABA), Qualified in Legal Skills as a Paralegal, and in Selling & Sales Management and Accounting (LCCI) certificate, also attained Global Health Certificates in Health Communication for Managers, US Abortion and FP Requirements, Community – Based Family Planning certificates by January 2018, Malawi School Certificate of Education and a 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). As a District Manager has served as UMOZA SCO Network Vice Chairperson, Chairperson for District Education Network since 2014, Chairperson for Youth Technical Sub-Committee for the past five years to-date.
Dunreck is very passionate in making accountability processes a reality as he engages the community to realize their hidden potentials
Sewenthe Chipofya Mahwayo – Ntcheu
Sewenthe Chipofya Mahwayo
Sewenthe Chipofya Mahwayo is a holder of advance Diploma in Rural and Community Development under ABM.
Currently she is studying Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with DMI St. John the Baptist University. Sewenthe is working with Youth Net and Counselling as Programmes Support Manager and District Manager for Ntcheu. She is also responsible to provide backstopping in Balaka, Machinga, Zomba and Chikwawa districts.
Before she joined YONECO, she worked with Community Initiative Against Drug and Substance Abuse as a Counsellor from 1st January 2001 to 30th May 2002. Later in 2003 she joined Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) where she was working as Field Monitor up to 2004.
Having worked with YONECO from 2004 up to date, Sewenthe has developed her capacity on Project Management and currently she is coordinating two projects namely, Feed the Future Malawi Agriculture Diversification USAID project and Empowering young people to manage their health risks a DFID project.
Sewenthe is passionate to work with Youth and Women on access to SRH&R services and Economic empowerment. In Ntcheu district she has facilitated the establishment of a number of VSL groups where women are able to buy shares, loan each other and engage in small scale businesses. Through this, most women are economically empowered.
Further to that, Sewenthe has been fighting for the rights of women, youth and children and whenever their rights have been violated she has been seeking for justice.
Sewenthe is a gender activist and in many forums she has been advocating for women and girls to be in leadership positions. In addition Sewenthe is a trainer of Electoral Administration and was trained in 2014 by BRIDGE project partners.
In 2008 Sewenthe won an award as Outstanding Performer while managing Balaka district. In 2013 she won again for her active participation at the annual staff meeting.
Being someone managing five districts is no mean achievement and currently she is planning to pursue a leadership course. The skills will go a long way in efficiently and effectively managing the assigned districts.
Phone no: +265 888 209 974
Chikondi Violet Mlozi – Machinga
Chikondi Violet Mlozi
As the District Coordinator for Youth Net and Counseling (YONECO) in Machinga district Chikondi is committed to helping underprivileged people in her community (youth, children and women) .She joined the organization in December, 2016. Chikondi’s main area of interest which she also intends to further her studies in International Community Development or Public Health.
Chikondi is a holder of a Bachelors of Arts Humanities degree obtained from University of Malawi, Chancellor College. In May, 2017 Chikondi got awarded a certificate in Civic Leadership under Young African Leaders Initiative Regional Leadership Centre in South Africa where she attended a 4 weeks intensive training. In December, 2018 Chikondi was selected as one of the Queen’s Young leader Award winners for 2018. Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, in partnership with Comic Relief and The Royal Commonwealth Society, launched The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme in 2014 at Buckingham Palace. The four-year programme, supported by The University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education, aims to discover, support and celebrate young people from across the Commonwealth who are making a difference in their societies. Currently Chikondi is enrolled in a one year “Leading Change” online course offered by University of Cambridge Centre of Continuing Learning (A package exclusive for the Queen’s Leaders).
Prior to joining YONECO Chikondi served as a Volunteer School Administrator for Girls Shine Christian Academy in Mpingu, the rural part of Lilongwe City (June, 2016). Apart from being the administrator, Chikondi acted as a role model to the young people as she was one of the young members of staff who had attained something higher education despite the numerous challenges faced. She also worked with Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education (CYECE) as an Administration Officer in 2016.
Aside her Professional life Chikondi loves the media and she volunteered with Trans World Radio as an On-air presenter from June, 2016.