Tags : street connected children

KALIATI STANDS-UP FOR STREET CONNECTED CHILDREN

By Franklin Mtambalika  Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare, Patricia Kaliati, has pleaded with charity organizations to pay school fees for 212 secondary school students under One Step Foundation (ONESFO).  Kaliati made the plea on Wednesday morning when she joined the organization’s Executive Director, Moses Mwalabu, in a fundraising initiative at the city […]Read More

MIXED FORTUNES FOR STREET CONNECTED STUDENTS

By Kenson McCloud  About 368  street connected secondary students face a big hurdle in the pursuit of their education as they are on the verge of dropping out of school due to fees challenges. A non-governmental organization that champions the rights of street connected children, One Step Foundation, has sounded an SOS appealing to the […]Read More

CHILD PROTECTION OFFICERS APPEAL FOR SUPPORT TOWARDS STREET CONNECTED CHILDREN

By Jecina Chikwelete  Child protection officers have asked organizations to consider bailing out street connected children to curb crimes. The call comes following reports of increased criminal activities allegedly committed by street connected children. National child protection officer at the Malawi police service Esau Kamwendo said that the closure of Chisomo children's club affected their […]Read More

12 UNDER AGED GIRLS IMPREGNATED IN THE STREETS OF LILONGWE

By Jecina Chikwelete  There are fears number of street connected children may rise as 12 under aged girls got pregnant in the streets of Lilongwe. The girls grew up in the streets and are reportedly living in the same streets while expecting for their babies. Tikondane care for children, an organization working with street connected […]Read More

GOVT SETS TWO WEEK WINDOW FOR REMOVAL OF STREET CONNECTED

By Franklin Mtambalika  Government has once again issued a directive that all street connected children be removed from the country’s towns and cities within two weeks. Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati says the streets are not safe for the upbringing of children. "Government has learnt with great concern about reports […]Read More

STREET CONNECTED CHILDREN SIDELINED IN POLIO VACCINATION

By Jecina Chikwelete  One of the country’s child rights activists has accused authorities of denying street connected children right to health.  Amos Chibwana raised the concern after observing that street connected children were sidelined during the polio vaccination campaign.   Chibwana underlined that, "street connected children deserve to enjoy all human rights as any other child."  […]Read More

SWEET AROMA FOR STREET CONNECTED CHILDREN

By Johans Mumba  The local non-governmental organization Sweet Aroma has managed to reach its destination in Kasungu district after launching a charity walk aimed at raising K3 Million  to go towards education of street connected children. It took three days to accomplish the mission after the initiative was launched in Lilongwe. Sweet Aroma Executive Director […]Read More

GVT COMMITS TO CLEAR MINORS FROM STREETS

By Aamon Butao Government says its drive to remove street connected children from the country’s towns and cities is in full force. Minister of Gender, Community Development and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati was speaking following previous flops by authorities to successfully carry out the plan.   "Government made a huge mistake of apprehending street connected […]Read More

LACK OF COORDINATION DERAIL EFFORTS TO REMOVE STREET CONNECTED CHILDREN

By Aamon Butao Efforts to remove street connected children from the country’s towns and cities are being derailed by lack of coordination between government and stakeholders, a child rights activist has observed. The comments come against a background of previous plans by government to remove street connected children failing to bear fruits.  At the moment, […]Read More