Tags : Breakthrough Project

GOVT LOSING MWK50 BILLION YEARLY TO CHILD MARRIAGES

By Kenson McCloud  Government says it is losing about MWK50 Billion every year, to low attainment to education for girls and child marriages. This was disclosed during a Breakthrough Action visit to one of its impact areas in group village Malata under Traditional Authority Makhwira in Chikwawa.  According to Director of Child Affairs in the […]Read More

BREAKTHROUGH ACTION PROCLAIMS YOUTH ADVOCACY AS VITAL TO CURBING CHILD

By Kenson McCloud  Team leader for Breakthrough Action Malawi, Jennifer Boyle, has implored adolescents in the country to take a leading role in advocating for adolescents to remain in school as one way of dealing with issues of child marriages in the country. The call was made when the team leader visited one of the […]Read More

FIGHT AGAINST ECM INTENSIFIED IN THE COUNTRY

By Kenson McCloud  Breakthrough Action has expressed satisfaction with communities’ commitment in ending child and forced marriages in Traditional Authority Makhwira in Chikwawa. The remarks were made following an engagement between stakeholders and group village headmen under Makhwira’s authority on the progress made in ending child marriages in their respective areas. In an interview with […]Read More

CHIEFS EMBRACE BREAKTHROUGH ACTION INITIATIVES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CHILD

By Kenson McCloud  Traditional leaders in Chikwawa have commended Breakthrough Action for initiating the establishment of child protection committees and intensifying awareness campaigns which they say have improved reporting mechanisms on forced and child marriages in the district. The traditional leaders said this recently when Breakthrough Action engaged chiefs under Senior Chief Ngabu. Interview with […]Read More

MACHINGA POLICE COMMITS TO ENDING CHILD ABUSE

By Kenson McCloud  Machinga Police has reiterated its commitment to ending cases of child abuse in the district which remains one of the districts that record the highest cases of child abuse in the country. The remarks were made when Breakthrough Action had an interface meeting with faith leaders and the police on Wednesday. In […]Read More

GOVT CALLS ON CHIEFS TO BE STEADFAST IN THE FIGHT

By Kenson McCloud  Government has appealed to chiefs in Machinga District to take a strong stance against early pregnancy and child marriages in the district. The appeal was made on Tuesday when Breakthrough Action engaged 40 traditional leaders to explore how the fight against increasing cases of child marriages in the district can be intensified. […]Read More

PARENTS, CHIEFS AND NRB OFFICIALS UNDER FIRE OVER AGE CHEATING

By Kenson McCloud  Some parents in Machinga district are allegedly conniving with chiefs and officials from the National Registration Bureau to issue out national Identification cards for their underage children. A Break through project on ending child marriages has exposed the malpractice. The age cheating is said to be one of the factors contributing to […]Read More

COMMUNITIES IN MACHINGA GETS EXCITED OVER BREAKTHROUH PROJECT EXTENSION

By Kenson McCloud  Extension of a Break through Project on ending early and forced marriages project has excited communities in Machinga district. This follows the decision to add four more beneficiary villages of the project namely Likoswe and M’bwabwa under Traditional Authority Nyambi and Maganisya and Chibwana under Traditional Authority Kawinga. In an interview with […]Read More