Child Protection & Youth Development

Strategic Goal: To contribute towards promotion of child protection and youth development in Malawi by 2041


  • To promote child protection and youth development in the project catchment areas by 2041
  • To economically empower the youth through provision of social protection in project catchment areas by 2041


  • Protect youth (in and out of school) from repressive actions to their education and health
  • Build sustainable livelihoods for out of school youth

Active projects implemented under the pillar

Pathways for Successful Transition ( PAST ) Funded by Financial Access for Rural Markets, Smallholders and Enterprises – 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2022

The project seeks to successfully ‘graduate’ ultra-poor households especially women-headed and youth into resilient livelihoods

Some of the completed projects for the pillar

Youth In Action ( YIA ) Funded by MasterCard Foundation – 2012 to 2018h

YIA seeks to improve the socio-economic status of around 7050 rural out-of-school young people, both boys and girls aged 14-18 years in communities of Mchinji, Ntchisi and Rumphi.

Child Labour Elimination Actions for Real Change ( CLEAR ) Funded by ECLT – 2011 to 2018

The project aims at contributing to the eliminations of harzadous child labour in tobacco growing areas in Malawi within the context of the National Action Plan for the Elimination of Child Labour in Malawi