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Students improve English proficiency

Students improve English proficiency
Students at Nangengwere Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Traditional Authority Khwethemule in Thyolo now speak English fluently courtesy of reading books Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) donated. The books include novels, English literature books, History books, and Science books. The school used to face shortage of learning and teaching materials. Consequently, students had poor command of the Queen’s Language. But all that changed when CRECCOM donated text books to the school. One of the teachers, Dingase Kasenda, said students now are able to speak better Eng...
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Mother group rescues girls

Mother group rescues girls
In 2018 Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) trained Kanjiwa Mother Group to enhance girl child education in Ntchisi. The mother groups were equipped with skills to support girls’ quality education through mentoring girls in a range of subjects. After the training, the group embarked on different interventions such as fundraising for vulnerable learners, mentoring and counselling girls, awarding best performing girls and role modelling session to motivate the girls. Due to the interventions, communities around Kanjiwa Community Day Secondary School entrusted the group with...
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CRECCOM empowers community structures

CRECCOM empowers community structures
Creative Centre for Community Mobilisation (CRECCOM) has empowered community structures around Kanjiwa Community Day Secondary School to participate in the school’s affairs. The school was experiencing minimal participation from parents and chiefs. The school’s parents and teacher’s association chairperson Philemon Kazota said the problem affected the school’s operations, to some extent. He said: “Before CRECCOM empowered us, we could agree with parents and chiefs to cultivate vegetables in the school garden, but nothing materialised. “This was because parents and chiefs thought the hea...
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CRECCOM IMPROVES ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN KASUPE CDSS’s STUDENTS

CRECCOM IMPROVES ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN KASUPE CDSS’s STUDENTS
In many rural secondary schools in Malawi, inadequacy of teaching and learning materials such as textbooks and exercise books is one of the major problems. This has made many students fail to perform well in their studies, hence, aborting their dreams of going to college. Worse for the girls, if they lack chance to excel in education, they tend to exchange their bright future for early marriages. Most of these girls lose their way into a bright future as they indulge in such counterproductive behavior. As one way of curbing or containing this challenge, Creative Centre for Community Mobilizati...
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MASAMBANJATI SIP COMMITTEE BUILDS A FEMALE STUDENT HOSTEL

MASAMBANJATI SIP COMMITTEE BUILDS A FEMALE STUDENT HOSTEL
A lot of students who lives typical rural areas tend to travel a long distance to access a school. Most of the them tend to walk a distance of over 15 kilometers to reach their destined school. This makes many students to arrive at their school very late making them also to receive different punishments. As for girls, this makes them to be at risk of encountering with strangers on their way to the school who may display different forms of violence to them. One of the school’s which students have to walk a distance of over 12 kilometers to access it is Masambanjati Community Day Secondary Scho...
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CRECCOM, UN WOMEN TAKES GBV FIGHT TO MACHINGA

CRECCOM, UN WOMEN TAKES GBV FIGHT TO MACHINGA
Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM), a local organization in Malawi is implementing Spotlight Male Engagement Strategy in Machinga district with support from UN Women under the Spotlight Initiative. This strategy is promoting positive masculinities for male engagement on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Spotlight Initiative is a global European Union – United Nations (EU-UN) partnership aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls, and other harmful practices. CRECCOM organized a training of trainers’ w...
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CRECCOM TO FIGHT CORRUPTION IN BALAKA

CRECCOM TO FIGHT CORRUPTION IN BALAKA
Creative Centre for Community Mobilization launched a one-year project called Amplifying People’s Voices in Demand of Social Accountability in Balaka district. Speaking after a workshop on training of trainers on Radio Listening Clubs and Community Theatre Groups that will be working with the project, the Program Officer for the project, Muhammad Kananji, said that CRECCOM is supporting the government to fight corruption among community leaders and structures. He said that CRECCOM will amplify people’s voices in local government structures in demand of service delivery and accountability. “...
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From Herbs to Contraceptives

From Herbs to Contraceptives
Shupi Siliko, 23, from Efelemu Village, Group Village Head Jombo ,Traditional Authority Ngabu in Chikwawa District, has stopped using herbs and switched to modern family planning (FP) methods. Her husband, Raphael, recalls that Siliko, like many other women in the village, used to take local herbs for contraceptives. “However, the method was not as effective and my wife could still conceive,” Raphael narrates. So , one day Shpi Siliko attended a workshop on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV and Aids and gender-based violence (GBV), courtesy of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AG...
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A toilet gives HSA dignity

A toilet gives HSA dignity
Philip Masikale is a Health Surveillance Assistant (HSA) at Kasiya Under-Five Clinic in Traditional Authority Wimbe in Kasungu. He is married with two boys. When he arrived at Kasiya Clinic, he was given a house that had no toilet. So, his family and other health workers along with clients, were using the same toilet at the clinic. However, noticing the problem, Kasiya Radio Listening Club constructed a toilet for him. The club was established under a USAid-funded Health Communication for Life (HC4L) project, a Social Behavioural Change Communication programme that seeks to improve health ...
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PARAMOUNT CHIEF KAWINGA AND CRECCOM WITNESS ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE SUCCESSES IN MACHINGA DISTRICT

PARAMOUNT CHIEF KAWINGA AND CRECCOM WITNESS ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE SUCCESSES IN MACHINGA DISTRICT
Creative Centre  for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM), along with  Paramount Chief Kawinga visited Sale Village, Traditional Authority  Chiwalo in Machinga District to learn how communities in the area are now empowered to stop child marriages in the Yao region. The two principals went there  through the Ending Child Marriages (ECM) project. The event attracted  the presence of different stakeholders that the project reached out to namely Community Leaders, Mothers groups, Village Forum, and out-of -school girls that were returned to school. Different stakeholders’ representatives presented ...
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