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 Meclina Chirwa In a drive to improve access to safe water, Water for People has constructed 110 water taps in Chikwawa district.Water for People’s Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Engineer Thokozani Kaitane told Timveni that over 18 thousand people in Limphangwi area have benefited from the development."Through the programs that Water for People is implementing in […]Read More
By Kenson McCloud Self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri has appealed to government to allow his 8-year-old daughter to receive medical care abroad. Last Friday, Bushiri’s daughter was blocked from flying out to Kenya for medical treatment in the company of three guardians. According to a statement released by Bushiri’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo, both the child’s father […]Read More
By Esther Manduwa Government has warned against releasing video content that may infringe on rights of children without going through review process by the Malawi Censorship Board. The remarks come after the board moved in to bar circulation of video clips on social media of a child under the moniker Aunt Nellie. The decision, […]Read More
By Aamon Butao Livingstonia based political commentator George Phiri has called on President Lazarus Chakwera to develop well laid out plan to ensure the Tonse Alliance delivers its campaign promises. Phiri’s remarks come against background of wide criticism of government for failing to honor its manifesto plans. According to Phiri, Chakwera should come up with […]Read More
By Aamon Butao and Vyalema Kaluluma Phiri Lack of financial support has been pointed out as a major challenge affecting women participation in the forthcoming by-elections in March. In an interview with Gender activist, Emma Kaliya decried lack of commitment from nongovernmental organizations. “NGOs need to wake up and help women in by-elections and […]Read More
By Emma Zawanda After spending 6 weeks out of school due to the impact of Covid-19, learners in most parts of the country had a rude awakening on Monday morning when schools reopened but teachers downed tools to push for risk allowances among other longstanding demands. In Lilongwe, some learners took to the street in […]Read More
A Polytechnic based economic expert has said the country has lost out on foreign direct investment over the past year due to Covid-19. In an interview with Timveni, Dr Betchani Tchereni said "there has been slow progress in terms of investment" over the last 12 months "due to restrictions that were imposed in different countries." […]Read More
By Aamon Butao 410 adolescents have graduated from a 4 month training in gender, HIV/AIDS as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights in Neno district. The mastermind behind the initiative, Partners in Health, says the training was aimed at grooming the youths to become agents of change in society. The organization’s Adolescents and […]Read More
By Gerald Musambazi Viyuyi Chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission says the body is prepared to hold by-elections, come 30th March the in 9 constituencies and wards. Addressing the media in Blantyre on Thursday, Justice Dr Chifundo Kachale said the commission in consultation with electoral stakeholders and the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 received advised […]Read More