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AGYW VILLAGE SAVING LOAN BAILS ETHEL NYOWANI FROM THE CORE OF POVERTY

AGYW VILLAGE SAVING LOAN BAILS ETHEL NYOWANI FROM THE CORE OF POVERTY
Ethel Nyowani is a single mother, 19, from Chidyandewu Village, Traditional Authority (TA) Mlilima in Chikwawa District. Ethel used to indulge in prostitution as a way of earning a living and also to feed her 2-year-old girl child whom she was left with by a man whom she could not trace where she comes from. After some months, Ethel was motivated to join a Village Saving Loan (VSL) club under Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) project with a mindset of getting assistance on how to get money and support her child. After joining the VSL club as a club member, Ethel got inspired by a lot o...
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A NEW DAWN WITH VILLAGE SAVINGS AND LOANS

A NEW DAWN WITH VILLAGE SAVINGS AND LOANS
Through village savings and Loans, Eunice Mikithayo is not only a livestock farmer but also a competitor in a male dominated barbering business. Her solar barbershop earns her a maximum of K1000 and a minimum of K500 a day leading to a reduced dependency on husband for household items and needs. She is able to pay school fees for her 5-year-old daughter. Eunice is a teen mother aged 18, from Mikithayo village, Group Village Head Laitoni, Senior Chief Ngabu in Chikwawa district. She is married to Shepton Mibobo aged 32 from Diliza village, Senior Chief Ngabu. She dropped -out of School in 2013...
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CRECCOM gives students solar lamps

CRECCOM gives students solar lamps
Students at Chipala Community Day Secondary in Tradition Authorities Malenga and Kalumo in Ntchisi can now study at night after Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) gave them solar lamps. Most students come from homes without electricity, being a typical rural area. Form Two student Kingsley Dickson said his home has no electricity and he found studying at night difficult. “We use kerosene lamps to light our reopen. homes and most times we don’t use them because we cannot afford fuel,” he said. Mambambeya Tamandani, is another student who is in Form Three and he received th...
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Committee motivates best students

Committee motivates best students
Mpherere Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) students visited Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in 2019, courtesy of school improvement plan committee initiative. Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) trained the committee in 2019 to take care of the school’s developmental affairs. Some of the lessons that the committee got from the training had to do with motivating students to pass their national examinations. The organisation is implementing Improving Education Quality in Community Day Secondary School (IEQCDSS) Project funded by MasterCard Foundation and Echidna Giving ...
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CRECCOM’s BETTER WORLD TRUST DONATED BOOKS, A LADDER TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

CRECCOM’s BETTER WORLD TRUST DONATED BOOKS, A LADDER TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Florence Gresham, aged 15 is one of the students at Ntambanyama Community Day Secondary School who have benefited from books distributed by Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM). The books which are for supplementary reading in secondary school, are in forms of novels, English literature and language, History, science, Geography and Mathematics. Florence enjoys reading English literature book titled McBeth, which is one of the prescribed English literature books. Before then, Florence used to have difficulties in understanding McBeth, but with the coming the books in question i...
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Committee buys school chairs

Committee buys school chairs
  Chikonde Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Mulanje used to face shortage of chairs—but now the problem is over—School Improvement Plan (SIP) committee procured them. The committee, made up of teachers, management team, students, mother groups, parents and teachers associations, traditional leaders, among others, got lessons in championing projects from Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM). So, following the training, SIP decided to buy the chairs. Chikonde CDSS SIP chairperson Ramsom Amos said the school had shortage of chairs. “This led to absenteeism becaus...
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Chikonde Primary School gets books

Chikonde Primary School gets books
Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) donated old syllabus books to Chikonde Primary School in Mulanje to boost learners’ literacy levels. Creccom received the books from Malawi Institute of Education for its reading initiative in its area project. The organisation involved community day secondary schools under its project during the donation. Speaking on behalf of Chikonde Primary School, Masters Dzimbiri, who is Chikonde CDSS head teacher, said reference books were needed in primary schools to boost learners’ literacy levels. “The books will also be used as reference mater...
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