Timveni is a child and youth media organization registered as a Trust with focus on empowering children and youths to know their rights and responsibilities. From a radio project implemented in 2006 to an independent institution in 2010, Timveni has been a platform where children and youths have voiced out the challenges that they encounter in their respective communities. Timveni has been able to leverage the capacities of children and youth to make observations,
Timveni targets youth in Malawi, giving them a platform to speak out hence the name Timveni which translates to hear us out.
Timveni ensures that children and youths voices are heard by duty bearers and taken seriously by decision makers as provided by article 12 on the convention of the right of a child, as well as prepare children and youths with a good start in life through knowledge and information sharing on their rights, responsibility via its media platforms.
Timveni's mission is to engage children & youths in Malawi through social programs,ensure they are protected and that their voice is heard by decision makers in order for them to become active participants in society and development work of the country,while empowering them to maximize their potential through media.
Timveni's vision is to empower children and youths in Malawi in realizing their rights and participating fully in national agenda.
Timveni remains committed in being a leader in high quality production of social programs while maintaining the promotion of children and youths in various national development sectors.
The project aims at reducing child marriages in Malawi using the media. The Media sector is an important stakeholder in ensuring that the public is well sensitized about the consequences of child marriages and can provide a plat- form for other stakeholders such as girls and youths to share their experiences on the fight against child marriages.
Mwauona mwala’competition has been launched on social media where young people were encouraged to look for the rocks that have painted 18+ atsikana osaphweketsa in their area and take a ‘selfie’ there, tag their friends on facebook and send it to us with any message of the child marriage that they know.
By Aamon ButaoIt has emerged that the country’s health financing is heavily dependent on donors who contribute more than 50%.Following the findings by Impala Insights, which was tasked by Facilitators of Community Transformation (FACT) and Journalists Association against Aids, stakeholders have called for long term plans to detach the country from the pattern. Presenting the study […]Read More
By Jecina Chikwelete School authorities and learners have hailed hygiene initiatives being undertaken by Water Aid Malawi as the right step in achieving quality education. Through the Wash for a Healthy Learning project, toilets and change rooms for girls are being built in selected primary schools. In an interview with Timveni, one of the teachers […]Read More
By Richard Tiyesi The Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences, formerly The Polytechnic, has advised graduates to make a difference in society by providing solutions to pressing challenges confronting communities. Its Principal Nancy Chitera spoke when she presided over the awarding of certificates to 92 electrical installation graduates in Blantyre. Chitera pointed out that graduates […]Read More
By Kenson McCloud President Lazarus Chakwera has defended the decision to go against advice from the World Health Organisation not to destroy Covid-19 vaccines that have expired. In April, government destroyed 16 Thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccines that had expired. Chakwera told CNN on Thursday that he did not want people to think that […]Read More
As one way of achieving its overall goal of taking Parliament to the people, the Malawi National Assembly has embarked on a process of selecting representatives for the Youth Parliament. A statement signed by clerk of Parliament Fiona Kalemba said the development follows the end of a 2 year term for the previous youth Parliamentarians […]Read More
By Aamon Butao The Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TEVETA) has disclosed that the country is experiencing high demand amongst youths interested in enrolling in technical colleges. According to TEVETA Executive Director Wilson Nkhoma, out of the 28 community technical colleges government planned to construct, only 14 are fully operational. Nkhoma said, […]Read More
By Aamon Butao Government through the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources has called on companies and other private sector players to invest in protection of forests. Minister responsible Nancy Tembo said this in an interview with Timveni. According to Tembo stakeholders in the private sector should protect the environment by adopting a forest. "Companies […]Read More
By Jecina Chikwelete The United Nations education and scientific agency (UNESCO) says the country should engage young people more in cultural preservation initiatives. The remarks were over the weekend during the ETHNO music camp at Chingalire cultural centre in Lilongwe organized by Music Crossroads Malawi. Speaking with Timveni news desk, UNESCO’s country office senior […]Read More
By Jecina Chikwelete The White Ribbon Alliance says its 10 day awareness campaign on respectful maternity care charter has been successful. The campaign, which started on 20th April, aimed at utilizing social media to advocate for rights of women and newborns when receiving medical care. In an interview with Timveni , White Ribbon Alliance executive […]Read More