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Thursday 7 June 2018

Livelihood programs help youth secure a better future in Malawi

23-year old Peter is a proactive youth with a passion for designing clothes. Second born in a family of five, Peter completed his secondary school education in 2015.

Upon completion of his secondary school level, Peter was not successful to enroll with one of the Country’s universities.

Tertiary education in Malawi is not free. As such, one needs to be financially prepared when they are enrolled at any university.

Like any other person whose ambition is to go further with education, Peter was frustrated as his parents could not afford to pay for his education.

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Invest in Youth. Transform Lives

30th April 2018, is day that the future of 102 young Malawian people transformed. Prior to this day, these youths all had one thing in common; they were school dropouts with no income or skills to survive. But now their story is different.

Wednesday 22 November 2017

ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE, INCREASING SECONDARY EDUCATION. A SAVE THE CHILDREN AMBITION FOR MALAWIAN CHILDREN

By Lindiwe Bandazi

Poor access to schools and lack of learning resources are some of the biggest barriers to education for children in Malawi. In Mwalasi area of Machinga district, the most difficult challenge for many children is access to secondary school. The area has 14 primary school but no secondary school, leaving children to ‘scramble for places in schools in faraway places’.

Thursday 14 September 2017

Children speak their mind on child marriage

If children in Malawi were to make and pass laws regarding their protection and wellbeing, top of the list would be very strict and absolute laws against child marriage. Every person that contravened the laws would be dealt with ‘stiff penalties’ including going to prison for ‘a very long time’. In effect, no child marriages would exist in Malawi. This is what children in Mwanza and Neno district revealed when they conducted a children’s parliament session hosted by Save the Children.

Friday 14 July 2017

Improved Collaboration Yielding Fruits

Mwembedzi is a primary school in Mwanza district that is situated near the boundary with Chikwawa district. The school has four feeder villages namely: Ngadziwe, Mdzinja, Mwalemera and Jeke – characterised by many children who drop out of school due to poverty and lack of parental interest. 

Like many schools in Malawi, the school has governance structures including Mother Groups (MGs), School Management Committees (SMCs) and Parents Teacher Associations (PTAs).

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