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Youth in Action
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The Youth in Action programme aims at reducing HIV/AIDS
infection rates in Northern, Central and Southern districts of Malawi
and to increase opportunities for out-of-school youth to play a
positive role in society and to boost their self-esteem. Youth workers
and teachers have been provided with training in coaching for male
and female athletics, basketball, football, volleyball, netball
and table tennis.
Within the first year of the project, there has been:
Training workshops for 126 out-of-school youth workers and primary
teachers as well as 48 secondary teachers
This has resulted in coaching for male and female athletics, basketball,
football, volleyball, netball, and table tennis coaching as well
as the setting up of 10 new club teams, including single and mixed
The development advisors are working closely with the Minister for
Youth, Sports and Culture and working towards re-introducing a sports
curriculum within the education sector at all levels up to University.
To negate the trend of HIV infection be increasing the opportunities
of out of school youth to have a role and positive identity in society.
To strengthen organizational and technical capacities of local
youth NGOs and CBOs to become more active and effective in their
efforts to equip the youth with the knowledge and skills to empower
and enable them to make informed decisions about their lives.
Target group: Young people (specifically out-of-school
Time Frame: Over 4 years
Youth Net and Couselling (YONECO)
This project supports three youth development advisors and three
sports development advisors to work in partnership within NGOs and
government in the Northern, Central and Southern districts of Malawi.
It aims to deliver a coherent, comprehensive and systematic youth
development programme through youth clubs and schools, using sport
as a vehicle for behavioural change, motivation and increasing awareness
and education on HIV/AIDS.
The programme also helps reduce stigma attached
to the disease and allows both boys and girls to work together,
making the communication of sexual health messages easier. The sports
development advisors are focusing on building capacity and training
of sports activities to contribute to the beginnings of a sports
structure across Malawi.
Phone: 020 8780 7367