K2 billion adolescent girls’ project launched

  Youth Net and Counselling (Yoneco), in conjunction with Action Aid and Christian Aid with funding from Global Fund, last week launched a K2 billion girls empowerment project in Traditional Authority Chikumbu in Mulanje. Yoneco executive director MacBain Mkandawire said his organisation’s objective is to work with adolescent girls and young women who dropped out…

Lirangwe CDSS alumni paint classrooms

  Lirangwe Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) former students at the weekend decided to appreciate what  the school did to them by painting classrooms and donating exercise books worth K600 000. Lirangwe CDSS Alumni Association chairperson Francis Chigwembere said the initative aims at changing the face of the school.  “We are where we are today…

‘Call them Mount Olive’

  Naotcha CCAP in Blantyre has changed its name to Mount Olive, effective June 1. A source, who asked for anonymity, said the church might have decided to change its name after discovering that the name [Naotcha] is associated with evil as it meant a place where people, such as thieves, were killed and burnt…

Formerly known as the Central Angoni Highlands Game Reserve, the status of Dzalanyama Reserve was changed in the late 1922 and became a forest reserve –to protect Lilongwe’s water resource. Brachystegias [Miombo] are by far the most dominant kinds of trees with three dominant species sometimes entirely covering large areas. Other species found are Msuku…

Ndirande CCAP Youth Choir in Blantyre has embarked on initiatives to raise money for implementing charity work, including cheering the sick and visiting prisoners during the Easter season. Among others, the group has organised a gospel show at Ndirande CCAP Church schelduled for March 30 2014. The group’s chairperson, Gerald Chisasiko, said they are targeting…

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi (ELCM) has launched a health policy at a function that took place in Blantyre last Thursday. Reverend Thomas Sandasi said the goal of the policy is to reduce by 50 percent deaths from malaria, HIV and Aids and tuberculosis (TB) by increasing access to treatment among vulnerable communities. “We…

The Blantyre CCAP Synod last week trained 30 caregivers to improve delivery of early childhood development (ECD) services in the synod. The training, held in Blantyre, was organised under a three-year project titled ‘Protection of Children Affected with HIV and Aids’, which the synod is implementing with financial support from Unicef. Blantyre Synod project officer…