Posts by cydmalawi

Reaping from Self-Help Groups

Meet Bettie Mhango, she is 32 years old and belongs to the Chimwemwe Self Help Group in Nkombezi area.   Bettie lives with her 4 Children as she separated from her husband. She dropped out of school in Standard (grade) 7 and had her first child at a tender age. After...

TIWATUKULE YOUTH FUND: Creating Youth Employment Through Entrepreneurship Financing

Youth unemployment continues to be a developmental challenge in Malawi where at least 7.52% of youth, aged 15 -24, continue to be unemployed and the Government is grappling for solutions to fix this statistic. The Centre for Youth and Development (CYD) has been focusing on self-employment as part of their...

The Power of Girls Studying ICT in Malawi – Elness’s Story

Elness Simwera, in the video, is one of many students that recently graduated secondary school, who learned Computer Studies and accessed offline education resources, through the donated computers that we provide to school programs in Malawi, in partnership with The Turing Trust. We are beginning to see long-term positive educational outcomes which include: improved...

Announcement: New office opened in Lilongwe

Excited to announce the opening of a Lilongwe office with effect from 1st october 2020. This is in response to demand for our programs especially from schools in the region who have been coming forward to partner with us on the Improving Access to ICT Program.  Centre for Youth and...

Friday’s Spotlight: Kristen Sunny, Product Designer

Kristen Sunny’s Portfolio The past two months have been exciting for the Centre for Youth and Development. We connected with Kristen Sunny, a Product Designer who is supporting CYD with redesigning the website.  Kristen Sunny has committed her time to help re-design our website to improve your online experience and continue to voice...