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Welcome to

Phalombe Youth Arms

Organisation

founded in 2012

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Fight for Right

Causes

PYAO is a youth-led organization that was initiated in late 2011 but officially established in January 2012.

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Addressing the identified

Problems

Initiated by youth leaders and young professionals and involved consultations with youths, students, vendors, young professionals, movements and other actors in youth work.

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PYAO


Phalombe Youth Arms Organisation

Phalombe Youth Arms Organisation, founded in 2012, is a Malawian non-partisan, non-religious, non-governmental youth organization based in Phalombe district at Phalombe Boma. PYAO is also a voluntary membership organisation for local youth who want to volunteer in their community.


PYAO is a youth-led organization that was initiated in late 2011 but officially established in January 2012. The process was initiated by youth leaders and young professionals and involved consultations with youths, students, vendors, young professionals, movements and other actors in youth work on issues affecting them and their role in addressing the identified problems. The PYAO emerged following growing concerns among youths over lack of an enabling and supportive environment for meaningful youth participation in sustainable development and poor access to health, social, protection and justice services despite the fact that youths constitute most proportion of the total population of Malawi. It was formed to provide support to youths around the district. The support is mainly demand driven and is provided in different areas of youth forms and interests. The organization is registered with the NGO Regulator Authority (NGORA), Registrar of Companies – Company Limited by Guarantee and also the National Youth Council of Malawi as a Youth Organisation. 

OUR MISSION

PYAO invests in innovative ideas, convenes interested parties, shares its learning and advocates for change in support of young people being health, creative and fully engaged citizens.

OUR GOAL

Promoting community engagement, fostering leadership skills, and empowering individuals top actively contribute to social change and sustainable development.

OUR VISION

PYAO envisions an inclusive society that values and supports full engagement of vulnerable people in civic, social, economic and environmentally healthy communities.

SOLVING PROBLEMS

At PYAO, we recognize that the problems facing Phalombe youth today are complex. That’s why our organisation takes a multi-objective approach to supporting youth and community development to achieve our Mission.

OUR CORE VALUES


- Inclusivity: embracing diversity and ensuring a welcoming environment for all        - Empowerment: fostering growth to realize full potential                                                  - Integrity: upholding honesty, transparency, and ethical behaviour                              - Community engagement: actively participating and contributing                              - Collaboration: team work and partnerships                                                                       - Innovation: embracing creativity and adaptability                                                          - Social Justice: advocating for fairness, equality                                                                - Environmental stewardship: promoting sustainable practices and responsibility

HELP US


Even the smallest of donations can help change a life.

PYAO realizes that long term change among the youth cannot be realized without the involvement of strategic partners and major players and that is why it works with state and non-state actors, traditional leaders as well as existing local governance structures and other participating structures as implementing partners at grassroots level.
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