Tags : Youth empowerment

FAMA SET TO EMPOWER YOUTH IN FILM INDUSTRY

By Franklin Mtambalika  After decades of watching foreign content, the Film Association of Malawi, FAMA, says time has come for Malawian youth to market the local film industry to the outside world through their artistry. President of the Film Association of Malawi Gift Sukez Sukali says Malawi has great potential in young people who are […]Read More

GOVT CAUTIONED ON NYS IMPLEMENTATION

By Kenson McCloud  The Centre for Social Accountability & Transparency (CSAT) has called on government to desist from politicising the newly-launched National Youth Service in order to make a meaningful impact in the lives of the youth in the country. The sentiments follow the launch of the MWK3 BILLION program on Tuesday by President Lazarus […]Read More

TIMVENI INVESTIGATIONS REVEAL THE STRUGGLES YOUTH FACE IN PURSUIT OF

By Nertha Hara & Aamon Butao  The Youth in the country have bemoaned government’s failure to put in place good strategies for disbursing youth loans under the National Economic Empowerment Fund (NEEF) in the country. In an interview with Timveni, Chairperson of Umodzi Youth Group, Hamdan Nyirongo, expressed frustration that young people in his group […]Read More

YPES TRAINS YOUTH IN BRIQUETTE-MAKING

By Jecina Chikwelete  With the aim of diverting away from the use of charcoal for energy, Youth Progressive Environmental Solutions (YPES) has embarked on a project aimed at training the youth and women in briquette-making. The project, which is funded by Global Fund's Green Grants, targets 30 women and 30 young people. The projects comes […]Read More

CHAKWERA ASSURES YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF CONDUCIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

By Wilson Allan Phiri & Kenson McCloud  President Lazarus Chakwera has assured young Small and Medium innovators and investors of a conducive environment for trade activities. Chakwera made the remarks on Monday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe when updating the nation on his State visit to Mozambique over the weekend. Chakwera said the bilateral talks […]Read More

ECONOMIC HUDDLES LIKELY TO SWELL ILLITERATE LEVELS SAYS YOUTH RIGHTS

By Aamon Butao  Some youth and child rights activists have observed that the country is in danger of grooming an illiterate generation if students at various levels of education continue lacking school fees. This comes after social media platforms continue being flooded with stories of students lacking school fees in secondary schools and universities. Speaking […]Read More

LACK OF COMMITMENT TO INTERNATIONAL DECLARATIONS IMPEDES YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

By Kenson McCloud  A youth rights activist, Dingiswayo Jere, has bemoaned lack of commitment on international declarations the country signed to as a major setback to youth empowerment in the country. The remarks come as Malawi is participating in an on-going SADC dialogue in Botswana which seeks to provide an enabling platform for youth across […]Read More

CHAKWERA’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN DRAWS MIXED VIEWS

By Kenson McCloud  There have been mixed reactions to President Lazarus Chakwera’s MWK500 Billion Socio-Economic COVID-19 Recovery Plan. Some have described the 2021-2023 roadmap as mere rhetoric while some have commended the package.  In an interview with Timveni, one of the country’s political commentators Ernest Thindwa hailed the plan saying it provides glimpse of hope […]Read More

YOUTH, WOMEN IN MZIMBA HAIL GOVT’S ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION DRIVE

By Aamon Butao  Some youths and women in Mzimba district have applauded government through the Financial Access for Rural Markets, Smallholders and Enterprise (FARMSE) project for rescuing them from the jaws of poverty. Using $57,700 funds, the project commenced in July 2018 targeting more than 400 thousands rural households in 20 districts. Through interventions by […]Read More

CYECE CALLS FOR INCLUSION OF YOUTH SUPPLIERS IN AIP

By Wilson Allan Phiri  Center for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education has expressed worry that government’s position to have sixty six percent bidding power from the private sector will have a huge bearing on the youth empowerment drive. The organization’s executive director Lucky Mbewe says failure to recognize youth as potential bidders in the supply […]Read More