MALAWI GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION

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OUR STORIES

1. Safeguarding Young People Program (SYP)


The Project is being implemented in six districts of Mangochi, Salima, Chiradzulu, Dedza, Mchinji and Chikwawa.  In Mangochi District the Project is being implemented in three traditional Authorities targeting four Educational Zones as follows: - T/A Chimwala (Chimwala zone), T/A Mponda (Boma Zone) and T/A Jalasi (Chiponde and Masongola zones). In Mchinji District the Project is being implemented in three Traditional Authorities targeting three Educational Zones as follows:- T/A Mkanda (Mkanda Zone), T/A Zulu ( Kamwendo Zone), T/A Mlonyeni and T/A Zulu ( Boma Zone).  In Dedza District the Project is being implemented in two traditional Authorities targeting three Educational Zones as follows:-T/A Kasumbu (Boma and Kanyenda zones), T/A Kamenyagwaza (Bembeke and Boma zones). In Nkhatabay District, the Project is being implemented in two traditional Authorities targeting three Educational Zones as follows: - T/A Mkumbira (St Maria Goretti and Chisu zones), T/A Timbili (Mpamba zone). In Chiradzulu, the project is  being implemented in T/A Mpama, Likoswe and STA Wonga, targeting  3 Educational zones of St Michaels (TA Mpama and Likoswe), PIM  ( T/A Mpama and STA Wonga), and Malavi ( TA Likoswe) with a total of 31 primary schools and 11 Secondary schools.
Under this project, MAGGA’s main role is to create safe spaces for girls and provide them with  comprehensive  sexuality  education  including  life  skills  and  SRHR  issues.  The main objective of this program is to contribute to improved sexual and reproductive health status of young people with a special focus on adolescent girls. Activities implemented are aimed towards increasing adolescent girls and young women’s knowledge and skills towards adoption of protective behaviors and to safeguard them against sexually transmitted infections unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortions, early and child marriages and harmful cultural practices including sexual and gender based violence.
     Key program activities include provision lf life skills based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE).
     Social behavior change Communication (SBCC)
     Strengthening coordination, documentation and dissemination of strategic information, lessons learned and good practices (significant change stories).

2. Improving Access, Quality and Relevancy of Education for Girls in Malawi (UNJPGE)

The project is being implemented in 3 districts of Salima, Mangochi and Dedza. In Mangochi District the Project is being implemented in two traditional Authorities targeting two Educational Zones as follows: - T/A Bwananyambi (Mkumba zone), T/A Katuli (Mdinde Zone). In Dedza District the Project is being implemented in one traditional Authority targeting one Educational Zone: T/A Kamphuka (Chimbiya Zone).  In Salima District, the Project is being implemented in two traditional Authorities targeting two Educational Zones as follows: - T/A Maganga (Ngolowindo zone), T/A Kambwiri (Katelera zone).

Under this project, MAGGAs role is to make sure Adolescent Girls are informed and empowered to demand sexual and Reproductive Health Rights services participate and take on leadership positions within the schools and the community. Another role is to Increase access to second chance to both in and out of school Girls. MAGGA is also to ensure Quality Integrated Youth Friendly Services, resources and structures addressing comprehensive sexuality Education, sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, HIV/AIDS and Gender –Based Violence in place for both in and out of school girls.

The whole project targets 80 schools in the focus districts. With this project, since 2015 MAGGA has managed to train to 19505 girls with life skills based comprehensive sexuality education, menstrual hygiene management including sewing of re-usable sanitary pads. This has been through Good Guiding Choices camps, cluster assertiveness l can I will camps.

76 girls who dropped out of school have also enrolled back with project interventions with the assistance of mother groups and guide leaders.

3. Improved Access to sexual reproductive health (SRH) Services and Sexuality Education for young People Including Adolescent Girls

Currently, the UNFPA funded Project is being implemented in six districts of Mangochi, Salima, Chiradzulu, Dedza, Mchinji and Chikwawa.      In Mangochi District the Project is being implemented in three traditional Authorities targeting four Educational Zones as follows: - T/A Chimwala (Chimwala zone), T/A Mponda (Boma Zone) and T/A Jalasi (Chiponde and Masongola zones). In Mchinji District the Project is being implemented in three Traditional Authorities targeting three Educational Zones as follows:- T/A Mkanda (Mkanda Zone), T/A Zulu ( Kamwendo Zone), T/A Mlonyeni and T/A Zulu ( Boma Zone).  In Dedza District the Project is being implemented in two traditional Authorities targeting three Educational Zones as follows:-T/A Kasumbu (Boma and Kanyenda zones), T/A Kamenyagwaza (Bembeke and Boma zones). In Nkhatabay District, the Project is being implemented in two traditional Authorities targeting three Educational Zones as follows: - T/A Mkumbira (St Maria Goretti and Chisu zones), T/A Timbili (Mpamba zone). In Chiradzulu, the project is  being implemented in T/A Mpama, Likoswe and STA Wonga, targeting  3 Educational zones of St Michaels (TA Mpama and Likoswe), PIM  ( T/A Mpama and STA Wonga), and Malavi ( TA Likoswe) with a total of 31 primary schools and 11 Secondary schools.
Under this project, MAGGA’s main role is to create safe spaces for girls and provide them with comprehensive sexuality education including life skills and SRHR  issues.  MAGGA’s other role  is  also  to  advocate  for improved  access  to  SRH  services  and  sexuality  education  for  young  people  including adolescent girls and young women.
More than 300 patrol leaders and 50 guide leaders have been reached this year.

4. Joint UN Program on Adolescent Girls in Malawi - JPAG

The project is funded by UN agencies and   contributes towards accelerating efforts to advance the rights of adolescent girls in Malawi by supporting a range of activities to increase awareness and empower girls to participate in development activities in Malawi. The program is implemented in Mangochi and Chikhwawa districts and targets adolescent girls aged 10 to 19.

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