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DR Kholowa bids farewell to CRECCOM

DR Kholowa bids farewell to CRECCOM
Dr Foster Kholowa last Wednesday bid farewell to Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM), which he served for over 11 years as a Board Chairperson. In his farewell speech during the dinner farewell ceremony organized by CRECCOM at Ku Chawe Hotel in Zomba, Kholowa thanked CRECCOM for working together with him during his period as a Chairperson. He urged CRECCOM to remain united and work together and achieve meaningful developments. Speaking on behalf of the organization, Executive Director for CRECCOM, Madalo Samati, appreciated Kholowa for the leadership he has depicted to the org...
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Shoes spur girls to work hard

Shoes spur girls to work hard
Students at Chikonde Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) are all smiles after getting shoes from Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) and Bata Malawi. The Mulanje-based CDSS is one of the schools that benefitted from the initiative, aimed at keeping the girl child in school. Sixteen-year-old Rose Kaunde is in Form Two and could not hide her excitement. “The donation will motivate me to work hard in school,” she said. The school’s deputy head teacher Ruthness Kabango said most girls fail to continue with their education due to poverty, among others. She said: “Besides, gi...
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AGYW PROJECT BAILS OUT MODESTER FRED FROM EARLY MARRIAGE

AGYW PROJECT BAILS OUT MODESTER FRED FROM EARLY MARRIAGE
Modester Fred is a 17-year-old girl from Nkutche Village, Traditional Authority Chapananga. She was happily staying with her parents and was receiving all the support from her parents in terms of food, clothes and education. Although this was the case, adolescence and peer pressure triggered her to get married. Her parents tried to advise her but she insisted and proceeded with marriage processes. Modester got married at the age of 13. Modester stayed in marriage for four years and bear a child who is currently staying with her grandparents. The husband, Tauya Chimbaya, who got marri...
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Vulnerability to Viability (V2V): A Global Partnership to Build Strong Small-Scale Fisheries Communities

Goal: to critically examine diverse factors and conditions contributing to the vulnerability of small-scale farmers’ capacity to respond to social, political and ecological threats and engage collaboratively with communities and other key partners to enhance the farmers’ viability. Objectives: To co-produce a comprehensive understanding of both the sources of vulnerabilities experienced by SSF and their inherent and potential capability to enhance viability To develop a database and resource portal of V2V case studies to integrate and mobilize the knowledge produced. To engage in trans...
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Social and Behavioral Change Communication for malaria prevention and treatment (July – December 2020).

Sub granted to CRECCOM by Management Services for Health. Goal: To prevent malaria deaths Objectives: To create demand, through awareness, for malaria prevention and treatment To build the capacity of government and community stakeholders on how to manage malaria prevention and treatment information To monitor and document lessons and success stories for ripple effect Districts: Mchinji and Lilongwe (4 Traditional Authorities each)
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Spotlight Initiative Male Engagement Malawi Program. (1 March 2020 – 28 February 2021).

Funded by UN Women Goal: to accelerate efforts towards the elimination of violence against women and girls (VAWG), including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and other harmful practices, by addressing their structural roots and linkages to sexual and reproductive health and rights Objectives To strengthen Chiefs Forums in Paramount Chief Kawinga to monitor implementation of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV)/ Harmful Practices (HP) and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) laws, policies, programs, services, including for those most marginalized and excluded; To scale up ...
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Girls Get Equal (GGE): An integrated approach to end child early and forced marriage Project (March 2020 – February 2024)

Funded by NORAD through Plan Malawi International Goal: To contribute to reduction in child marriages and teen pregnancy and increase girls’ education attainment Objective: To Promote measures for retention and Keeping children safe in schools To Increase knowledge on sexual reproductive health rights among adolescents To Raise Awareness and Influence Change in social norms and practices to end child marriage. To influence policy framework for increased protection of adolescent girls Districts: Phalombe, Mulanje and Lilongwe Targeting: 87,041 learners 189 primary and secondary sch...
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