Education Community Empowerment Water, Sanitation and hygiene. ICT for Development
Education
We aim to promote access to high quality education for disadvantaged children and young people.
Community Empowerment
We aim to secure sustainable entrepreneurial Opportunities, Employment, civic voice and rights for Youth and Women
Water, Sanitation and hygiene.
We aim to increase equitable access to safe drinking water and sanitation in rural communities and under-served Peri-urban communities.
ICT for Development
We aim to promote innovative ICT solutions to foster social and economic development

Who we are?

Centre for Youth and Development leverages on the power of youth and technology to help children, youth and women living in deprivation to escape the cycle of poverty and fulfil their human potential.

We achieve this by implementing interventions across five Programme areas: Education, Health, WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene), Enterprise & Livelihoods and ICT for Development. We cooperate with key stakeholders across, Civil society, Government, private sector local leadership and communities to address the status quo by promoting innovation to bring about the lasting and sustainable change.

The mission of Centre for Youth and Development is to promote holistic development of children, youth and women by leveraging the power of ICT to expand access to education, health services and economic opportunity.

Our pathways for change

ICT for Development

The Overall goal for this pathway is to “promote innovative ICT solutions to foster social and economic development in the target areas”. We work to provide the poor and marginalized communities with increased access to ICTs as a route to improved service provision, education, health, and promoting wealth creation. Specifically, we implement the following priority interventions

Community Empowerment

The water for life is an innovative program that aims to refurbish Tapukwa irrigation scheme, provide hydroelectric power and provide portable water for households. The project is a two-year action focused on Tapukwa Irrigation Scheme located in the Henga Valley, in Rumphi District in Northern Malawi. The project addresses the nexus of food, energy and water.

Healthier Lives

This is the dynamic #DemystifyingPeriods is targeting in 4 schools in Mzimba District in Malawi. Girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are being educated about menstruation, puberty, sex and hygiene. They are also being given reusable pads and instructions on how to use them.

Education

The Overall goal for this pathway “is to promote access to high quality education for disadvantaged children and young people in the targeted locations”. We target all levels of education in Malawi from Early childhood development through to tertiary education.

Water, Sanitation and hygiene.

The water for life is an innovative program that aims to
refurbish Tapukwa irrigation scheme, provide hydroelectric power and
provide portable water for households.
The project is a two-year action focused on Tapukwa Irrigation
Scheme located in the Henga Valley, in Rumphi District in Northern Malawi.
The project addresses the nexus of food, energy and water.

LATEST NEWS

International Day of the Girl 2018
By cydmalawi Nov 11, 2018

In 2011, as the result of youth advocacy around the world, the United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of

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Mzuzu Youth Celebrate International Youth Day.
By cydmalawi Sep 22, 2017

The United Nations General Assembly in 1999 designated the 12th of August as the International Youth Day to acknowledge the role that young people

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Research project on girls’ inclusion in ICT education
By cydmalawi Aug 19, 2017

ICT education is one of the main priorities at Centre for Youth and Development, and that girls become engaged in this

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