Promote Youth Development

By providing an outlet for talents

The youth in all Ungweru impact areas face social, cultural and economic factors that limit their contribution to the development of their communities. We provide them opportunities to get involved in charitable work. It serves to develop a sense of belonging to their communities so that they may develop into responsible adult citizens.

Factors that limit youth contribution to communities

The youth in all Ungweru impact areas do very little to contribute to the development of their communities and their careers. They face social, cultural and economic factors that limit their contribution to the development of their communities. Some of the factors include; high illiteracy level; inadequate technical training, vocational and entrepreneurship skills; high prevalence of HIV and AIDS; limited access to credit; early marriages; marginalization in decision making process. The Malawi National Youth Policy seeks to develop the full potential of youth and to promote their active participation in national development.

MALAWIAN FROM AGE 15 TO 35 REPRESENT 60% OF THE COUNTRY POPULATION, EMPOWERING THEM IS EMPOWERING MALAWI.

Youth Clubs

Ungweru facilitated the establishment of three Youth Clubs in the communities where the organization works. The young women and men get involved in a wide range of community development activities, i.e. compost manure making, food security activities, HIV and AIDS activities.

ungweru youth club logo

FIELD IMPLEMENTATION

Group discussion
We allocated a conference room at our old (Find another way to describe this office: head-office, give address, etc. Simply writing old office does not mean much for reader) office to hold regular meetings. We facilitate group discussions and develop project ideas to encourage community involvement amongst the youth. The group has been a haven for old friends to gather and for new members to meet new people.
Access to information
In order to ensure that information is readily accessible to young people, Ungweru established a learning, information and communication center open to young citizens and the public at large.