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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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THYOLO DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICE TO COMBAT GBV DURING COVID-19 ERA

THYOLO DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICE TO COMBAT GBV DURING COVID-19 ERA
“We are planning to conduct sensitization  and awareness meetings on Gender-based Violence (GBV) during this Corona virus era as more children and women will be victims of GBV and child abuse,” said Thyolo District Social Welfare Officer, Robert Sawiche. Sawiche said this when Creative Centre for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) was conducting one of its sensitization meetings on Corona virus at Traditional Authority Boyd in Thyolo District. Sawiche said that most women and children face child abuse issues when they are on holidays. “When school closes, many children face different forms of GB...
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JUDITH MULOPWANA BENEFITS FROM WHO POSTERS ON COVID-19 BY CRECCOM

JUDITH MULOPWANA BENEFITS FROM WHO POSTERS ON COVID-19 BY CRECCOM
  Judith Mulopwana, 56, is one of the business people who owns a maize mill at Goliati Trading Center, Traditional Authority January in Thyolo district.  When she heard that Coronavirus hit Malawi, Judith looked for preventive measures so as to prevent the spread of the disease in the district among her customers. Judith started placing a bucket of water with a soap outside her maize mill so that her customers should be using when they come with their maize to be milled. Despite this being the case, Judith used to find challenges in convincing her customers on washing hands with so...
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THYOLO DISTRICT BENEFITS FROM CRECCOM’S SENSITIZATION MEETINGS ON COVID-19

THYOLO DISTRICT BENEFITS FROM CRECCOM’S SENSITIZATION MEETINGS ON COVID-19
Through its Improving Education Qualities in Malawi (IEQ-CDSS) project, Creative Center for Community Mobilization (CRECCOM) conducted sensitization meetings in Thyolo district. In an interview, CRECCOM's Programs and Communication Manager, Linice Sanga, commented why the organization conducted COVID-19 sensitization meetings in Thyolo district. “Thyolo is one of the 4 districts where CRECCOM is implementing its IEQ-CDSS project, and we conducted such meetings to ensure that community leaders learn about COVID-19 and share to their people since they held power in their society,” said Sanga. ...
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