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Participants, Facilitators in a group photo after the training

Youth Learn Politics and Advocacy Skills

The four-day policy boot camp organized by Phalombe Youth Arms Organisation (PYAO) in Mulanje district came to a successful close on Sunday afternoon, equipping about 50 young people with essential skills to become active change-makers in their communities.

The training, held under the Nzotheka Project, which receives financial and technical support from National Democratic Institute (NDI), aimed to empower youths to effectively engage in policy advocacy and hold duty bearers accountable.

The youths were drawn from youth clubs and development committees under Traditional Authority Mabuka in the district.

Minister of Agriculture Sam Kawale (in green shirt) presenting a dummy cheque to Officers from PYAO

Phalombe Youth Rice Producers Programme gains momentum

The Phalombe Youth Rice Producers programme, operated by the Phalombe Youth Arms Organisation, is now on track following the approval of funds from the Malawi government through the Agricultural Commercialisation project.

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The engagement in progress

NDI Malawi Meets PYAO Management

On Thursday morning, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) of Malawi visited the Phalombe Youth Arms Organisation (PYAO) to discuss matters of partnership and new project called Nzotheka, which has since commenced.

Mr Mponela emphasizing a point during the engagement

PYAO interacts with M & E officer from Phalombe District Council

In a bid to enhance monitoring and evaluation practices, Phalombe Youth Arms Organisation (PYAO) on Saturday had the honour of interacting with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer from Phalombe District Council, Jabesi Mponela.

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Richard at his goats' kraal

Richard Nantchengwa's journey to entrepreneurial success

Richard Nantchengwa, who comes from traditional authority Jenala in Phalombe district, is showing the public that hard work and support can achieve something with help from programmes like the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) that has transformed his aspirations into tangible achievements.