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).

Thursday 22 June 2017

Carving Media Space for Children in Malawi

Save the Children Malawi recently supported the newly established Media Advocates for the Advancement of Child Rights (MAACR) to conduct its first media training workshop aimed at equipping journalists with skills to competently report children’s issues. President of the MAACR, Mallick Mnela, gives an account of how the journey towards championing child-friendly journalism started in Malawi:

Tuesday 2 May 2017

UN and NGOs welcome Constitutional amendments as a major step towards ending child marriage in Malawi



UN and NGOs welcome Constitutional amendments as a major step towards ending child marriage in Malawi

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Raising Hope Amid Difficult Realities

At 47, Magret Mcheka from Traditional Authority (TA) Sitola in Machinga District, has endured more tough times than most people would expect in a lifetime. In 2010 she lost her mother and husband, leaving her with four children to raise. Her health started deteriorating and she consequently discovered that she is HIV positive. This, however, did not deter her from striving to give the best to her children and she started brewing kachasu, a local beer.