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 Kenson McCloud Director in the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Brighton Kumchedwa says tremendous progress has been registered over the past decade in combating wildlife crimes.Kumchedwa was speaking in Lilongwe on Wednesday during an overview meeting with the media on illegal wildlife trade assessment.According to Kumchedwa, strong laws that have stiffer punishment and fines […]Read More
By Richard Tiyesi The Malawi National Examinations Board has announced that the body is going digital for its registration and payment of exam fees for the 2021 national examinations. The measure is aimed at curbing rampant abuse of national examination fees by school authorities. In an interview with Timveni MANEB spokesperson Mayamiko Chiwaya said, "Currently […]Read More
By Jecina Chikwelete Stakeholders championing female representation in politics have stressed the need to level the playing field to create an enabling environment for young women. Chief of Party for Democracy Works Foundation, Augustine Magolowondo said, "Political parties have a huge task to clear misconception that politics is a field meant for men." Magolowondo added […]Read More
By Aamon Butao The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has disclosed that it is still engaging political parties on constituency demarcation exercise. MEC Chairperson Justice Dr Chifundo Kachale said this in an interview with Timveni as the electoral body entered in second week of its interface with political party leaders on the matter. According to Kachale, […]Read More
By Kenson McCloud As pre-budget consultations are in progress, youth activist Lucky Mbewe has advised government to come up with a strategic plan to ensure youth development is prioritised in the 2021/2022 National Budget,. In an interview with Timveni, Mbewe said, "It is important for the Tonse administration to admit failure to meet campaign promises […]Read More
By Aamon Butao The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has handed over to the National Assembly materials used in the March by-elections. The ceremony took place on Monday at the Parliament Building in Lilongwe. MEC Chairperson Justice Dr Chifundo Kachale said, "The procedure is not new as it is enshrined in the country’s laws that Parliament […]Read More
By Kenson McCloud The Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiative has written the Anti-corruption Bureau and Office of Ombudsman to probe Malawi Housing Corporation for allegedly implementing a K3.6 Billion housing project on a private property. Speaking to the media on Monday, CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa said the piece of land, which belongs […]Read More
By Aamon Butao Some child activists have expressed concern over continued rise in defilement cases. The remarks have come as Malawi recorded a number of arrests in connection to defilement over the past days. Last week, a chief who had been on the run for allegedly defiling three girls in Dedza district was arrested […]Read More
By Franklin Mtambalika 9 suspected hardcore thugs accused of masterminding criminal activities in Kawale Township in Lilongwe have finally been caught by law enforcers. Police say the alleged gang leader Mussa Phiri, aged 31, is among the suspects in custody. Kawale Police Station deputy spokesperson Mabvuto Phiri says Police acted on a tip from well […]Read More