Plan International Malawi has given Catholic Health Commission (CHC) of Lilongwe K18.6 million ($33,214) to empower the youth with knowledge about their rights and responsibilities on sexual and reproductive matters.
The project will see greater quality outreach among the youth in the organisation’s Sexual Reproductive Health Rights project titled Improving Access to Quality Youth-friendly Reproductive Health Services for Young People.
The official function took place in Mdzela Village, in Traditional Authority (T/A) Njewa, in Lilongwe District recently. Its impact areas are of two senior chiefs —Chimutu and Njewa, but will also benefit the youths from Kalumbu, Malili, Kalolo, Masambankhunda and Tsabango
Speaking at Mdzela Village, on behalf Plan Malawi, Lilongwe programme area manager Herbert Chidaya urged young people to fully utilise the project’s interventions.
“As a child-focused organisation, PIM prides itself when young people not only achieve their full potential but also when they record this achievement while in good health,” he said.
CHC Lilongwe Diocese health secretary Bon Banda thanked Plan for the partnership.