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WHEEL OF LIFE SAVING PRACTICES: THE VISUAL REMINDER FOR PROMOTING MATERNAL AND NEONATAL HEALTH IN RURAL LILONGWE

WHEEL OF LIFE SAVING PRACTICES: THE VISUAL REMINDER FOR PROMOTING MATERNAL AND NEONATAL HEALTH IN RURAL LILONGWE
Although the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy targets for under 5 mortality and infant mortality were surpassed;63/1000 live births against a target of 78/1000 live births for the former and 42/1000 live births against a target of 45/1000 for the latter. There was also a steady decline in the maternal mortality ration which was estimated at 439/100,000 live births in 2016 down from675/100,000 in 2010 Neonatal mortality Rate was estimated at 27/1000 live births in 2016 down from 31/1000 live births in 2010. Despite the progress, Malawi’s Maternal and Neonatal Mortality are still amongst ...
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NDISANI RLC GROWS GROUNDNUTS

NDISANI RLC GROWS GROUNDNUTS
Ndisani Radio Listening Club (RLC) is one of the radio-listening clubs implementing PAST project in Mzimba district. The club is working with the PAST beneficiaries in Ndisani Nzima cluster, in the area of tradition authority Chindi. There are 15 members in the club out of which 10 are females and 5 are males. One of the activities the club planned to conduct was having a groundnuts garden. A place to grow was provided by one of the club members who volunteered to offer it free of charge. Early December in 2020, the club started clearing the land in readiness for the growing season. As for th...
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PAST PROJECT FULFILS TRYNESS’ VISION

PAST PROJECT FULFILS TRYNESS’ VISION
Tryness Nyirenda aged 43 is one of the PAST project beneficiaries. She comes from Edakweni, T/A Mtwalo. Tryness has been receiving SCTP money amount to K5000 which she was using to support her family with the basic needs. She has got 4 Children. Alice has been suffering as she could not manage to support her family with the little, she was getting from the SCTP. She has been struggling to buy farm inputs such as fertilizer for her garden and she could not afford to pay school fees and buy some necessary material for her school children. Tryness once had a vision to start a small business but t...
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COMMUNITIES HAIL CRECCOM FOR IMPROVING ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECTS IN MCHINJI

COMMUNITIES HAIL CRECCOM FOR IMPROVING ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECTS IN MCHINJI
Community members at Traditional Authority (T/A) Kawere in Mchinji district have expressed their gratitude to Creative Centre for Community Mobiilization (CRECCOM) for encouraging them to be tracking donor funded projects through their Amplifying Peoples Voices in Demand of Accountability project funded by Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). A Chairperson for Kawere Community Theatre Group (CTG), Goodwell Mwawa said that the training which his club received empowered them to be tracking down development activities with their duty bearers like Chiefs, Village Development Commi...
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KAWERE RADIO LISTENING CLUB TRACK TEACHER’S HOUSES PROJECT

KAWERE RADIO LISTENING CLUB TRACK TEACHER’S HOUSES PROJECT
Kawere Radio Listening Club (RLC) is one of the six RLC and Community Theatre Groups (CTGs) which was trained by Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) under its one-year project called Amplifying Peoples Voices in Demand of Accountability  (APV) funded by Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). Kawere RLC which is based in Mchinji district, has managed to conduct a follow up of two teacher’s houses that are being constructed at Kawere Primary School. The secretary for Kawere RLC, Janet Kosam, said that before receiving trainings on accountability by CRECCOM u...
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CRECCOM motivates student

CRECCOM motivates student
Isaac Mbukwa,19, is in Form Four at Nkhangwa Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Chitipa, but he nearly quit school. Business people who go to Tanzania inspired him to join their trade. They said there was no hope in school. Moreso learning at a CDSS. Their words rang bell in his head because he was from a poor family that needed urgent help. So, for him, business was the only venture that could give him quick finances to support his family. Mbukwa said: “I was born in a family of seven children. All my elder brothers and a sister dropped out of primary school and got married. I was lo...
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GVH KAWINGA ENDS OVER 20 EARLY MARRIAGES ADMINIST COVID-19

GVH KAWINGA ENDS OVER 20 EARLY MARRIAGES ADMINIST COVID-19
Group Village Head Kawinga of Traditional Authority Kawinga in Machinga district has said that over 20 early marriages of children below the age of 18 have been ended in her village during this COVID-19 pandemic. Kawinga said that with the closure of schools nationally, many children were married off by their parents as they lost hope that schools will reopen soon. “Children lost hope of their education and their parents opted to marry off their children” said Kawinga She said that this has been achieved through an initiative by Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) on ending...
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CHURCH LEADERS ACCLAIM SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE IN MACHINGA

CHURCH LEADERS ACCLAIM SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE IN MACHINGA
Reverend Misheck Nkubadzala of Mbenjere C.C.A.P church has appreciated the Spotlight Male Engagement project, a Spotlight Initiative, at Traditional Authority (T/A) Kawinga in Machinga district. Spotlight Initiative is a global European Union – United Nations (EU-UN) partnership aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls, and other harmful practices. The project is being implemented by Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) has trained over 30 community leaders including Reverend Nkumbadzala from Traditional Authority Kawinga with an aim of promoting positive masculi...
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Committee brings school innovation

Committee brings school innovation
Some students need motivation to work hard in school and some things that motivate them include provision of well-trained teachers, desks, chalkboards and teaching and learning materials. Nangwengwere Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Thyolo has all but desks. During classes, some students used to sit on the floor. The development discouraged some students who dropped out of school. Those who still remained in school performed poorly because they lacked motivation. This being the case, the school turned to its School Improvement Plan committee for help. With K700 000 grant from Creat...
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CRECCOM IMPROVES EDUCATION QUALITY AT MULOMBA CDSS

CRECCOM IMPROVES EDUCATION QUALITY AT MULOMBA CDSS
Creative Center for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM), a local Non-Governmental Organization which is based in Zomba has enabled Mulomba Community Day Secondary School in Mulanje district build a school block of two classes through its Improving Education Qualities in Community Day Secondary Schools (IEQ-CDSS) project. The construction of the school block at the school follows the training offered to the School Committee members, Traditional leaders, Religious leaders, Mother Group and other local structures on how they can champion their community’s development projects such as education. Thi...
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