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 Esther ManduwaA 22-year-old man is in Police custody for allegedly tattooing thighs of three primary school girls all aged 13.Kanengo Police Station spokesperson Esther Mkwanda said the suspect James Chasowa committed the offence between the months of April and August in Lilongwe’s area 25.Teachers at Mvunguti primary school are said to have noticed that […]Read More
By Pemphero Malimba A 56-year-old woman in Dedza district has been gruesomely murdered after unknown assailants crushed her head with a heavy stone whilst she slept on the veranda of her house. Police have disclosed to Timveni that the victim and her husband wanted to get fresh air following very hot temperatures the country has […]Read More
By Jecina Chikwelete Some parts in Malawi have registered record figures in temperatures this November since 1981. According to the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services, for six days, from 19 to 25 November the country has experienced very hot and sunny weather conditions. The southern region has been the worst hit and […]Read More
By Aamon Butao The Civil Society Organization Nutrition Alliance(CSONA) says the Malawi stands to benefit a lot from the United Nations’ first food summit slated for September next year. According to the organization, the event will provide opportunity to delegates to discuss building food resilience across the world. Mike Khunga, an official from CSONA, has […]Read More
By Kenson McCloud Agricultural stakeholders have stressed that the country must invest cooperatives in its commercialization drive. In an interview with Timveni, officials from the African Institute for Corporate Citizenship(AICC) say capacity building in technical and governance skills is instrumental in having thriving cooperatives. AICC Chief Executive Officer Dr Felix Lombe noted that most cooperatives […]Read More
By Aamon Butao Child rights activists have warned that the Affordable Input Program has provided fertile ground for child abuse. The remarks come as parents and guardians are spending more time at various depots in an attempt to purchase farm materials. In an interview with Timveni, Fred Nyondo said by staying longer at selling points, […]Read More
By Chilenje Chilenje The Diabetes Association of Malawi has decried the shortage of drugs in public hospitals to treat diabetes. The President of the Association Clement Mandala said the development is proving to be a huge setback in the fight against the disease. Mandala’s remarks come as the country is observing diabetes awareness month. Speaking […]Read More
By Meclina Chirwa Government has removed Six Hundred Thousand people from the list o 4.2 million beneficiaries in the Affordable Input Program following a validation exercise. The cut means the 160 Billion Kwacha program will have 3.6 million beneficiaries. Principle Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture Erica Maganga confirmed this when officials from the ministry appeared before […]Read More
By Aamon Butao Save the Children Malawi has called on parents and guardians in the country to invest in future of children. The organization’s Country Director Kim Koch made the remarks during the launch of a cash project meant to facilitate self reliance among beneficiaries in Mzimba district. Save the Children in conjunction with the […]Read More