POWER TO YOU (TH)
A five-year program that centres on the youth and harnesses the power of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in achieving change to harmful practices (HPs), sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes, including unintended pregnancy.
PTY envisions more adolescent girls and young women from underserved communities making informed choices, enjoying their sexuality, and being free from harmful practices in a gender-equitable society
The project is being implemented in two Malawian districts of Dedza and Machinga, led by a consortium of six organizations: Youth Wave, Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Malawi SRHR Alliance, Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education(CEYECE), and Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre (MHRRC).
Joint Faith Community Engagement To COVID-19 Prevention
A collaborative project by Youth Wave, Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and Malawi Interfaith Aids Association (MIAA), to support positive social and behavior change and adoption of positive practices with faith and traditional leaders for engagement, dialogue, exchange, feedback, mobilization and immediate call to action to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This immediate initiative seeks to go beyond message dissemination and achieve meaningful self-reflection and engagement to achieve lasting positive change on jointly agreed priorities affecting communities including children, women and their families.
On COVID-19 response, the organization spearheads national flagship Osayidelera COVID-19 campaign in collaboration with MoH – Health Education Services on youth perspective, it is the only youth led NGO that sits on Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE), Health, Protection and Education Clusters and act as a hub of information at national level. Youth Wave facilitated a training of over 150 change makers on Infection Prevention Control (IPC) course offered by WHO nationwide, conducted online national consultations on the Impact of COVID-19 on YFHS in collaboration with RHD across the country. The project is being implemented online and offline through a wider network of volunteers across the country.
BUILD BACK BETTER IN SCHOOLS
This is a community youth driven project that empowers youth as leaders of change on COVID-19 response in their respective communities especially in schools. The project is being implemented in Mzimba North targeting 25,000 learners aged 10-24 in 15 secondary and 5 primary schools. It aims at creating safe school environments by reinforcing correct and accurate messaging, hand washing with soap and proper use of cloth mask behaviours. The project is being funded by Foreign, Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) formerly known as DFID.
This Project exposed me to ways on how I can protect myself, my family and my friends from COVID-19.
Youth Wave in collaboration with Arts and Documentaries (ADO) and Youth Initiative for Sustainable Development (YISD) has been implementing the Tidziwe project with financial and technical support from Trócaire Malawi from June 2020 and it will be ending in 2020. The project has empowered adolescents, young people aged 10-35 with knowledge, and integrated information on SRHR, prevention of COVID-19 and gender based violence perpetuated by the pandemic
Youth Wave in collaboration with Arts and Documentaries (ADO) and Youth initiative for Sustainable Development (YISD) has been implementing the Tidziwe project with financial and technical support from Trócaire Malawi from June 2020 and it will be ending in 2020. The project has empowered adolescents, young people aged 10-35 with knowledge, and integrated information on SRHR, prevention of COVID-19 and gender based violence perpetuated by the pandemic
This is a unique programme that targets youth leaders across the country to work on issues affecting young people in their communities. It acknowledges outstanding youths nationwide who are doing exceptional work in their respective communities to empower and build them to up bring on a larger scale.