Wednesday 18 June 2014

Launch of the National Girls' Education Strategy

Save the Children has a lot to be proud of ­– it has played a major role in contributing to the recently launched National Girls Education Strategy and has helped build a network of support towards girls’ education.

On 6th May 2014, the National Girls Education Strategy was launched at the Bingu Conference Centre. In attendance were the likes of the UN Resident Coordinator, UNICEF’s Country Director, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the Guest of Honor, the Honourable Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Lucius Kanyumba.

Monday 16 June 2014

Message on the Commemoration of the 2014 Day of the African Child, 16th June 2014

On 16th June 1976, roughly ten thousand black South African school children marched the streets of Soweto to protest against a devised education agenda by the apartheid regime.

Thursday 12 June 2014

Teachers with a Lancet—An Extra-ordinary Tale of Innovation

Save the Children Director for Health in Malawi, David Melody, recently visited Malawi’s south eastern district of Zomba where he saw how innovation is bridging schools and health centres; teachers and health workers. He reports.

Thursday 12 June 2014

Message from Save the Children’s Country Director on the Commemoration of the 2014 World Day Against Child Labour on Thursday, 12 June 2014

Dear readers,

On the commemoration of this year’s World Day Against Child Labour, we thought of giving you a snapshot of what we, in the NGO community are doing to address this malaise. Since Malawi ratified the ILO conventions 138 on minimum age and 182 on worst forms of child labour, NGOs have continued to play a complementary role to government efforts in the elimination of child labour.   

Tuesday 10 June 2014

The Multiplier Effect

If you are short of tomatoes, onions, or vegetables to make that stew you have been craving for – you are certainly guaranteed to find your desired ingredients at a Cash Transfer distribution site. Mobile money Cash Transfer distributions have brought increased income and created vibrant markets where vendors are selling goods ranging from fresh produce, meats and various household items. As a result, an economic multiplier effect has been created with numerous small traders/vendors benefitting.