Malawi

Action Aid - Malawi

Address: Zimbabwe High Commission Building, P.B. 30735, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: 265 78 28 99 / 78 28 30
Fax: 265 78 33 20
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Contact: Joaquim Segurado
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To work with children, families and communities to alleviate poverty and to improve living conditions through sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

Institutional capacity building (an integrated programme that comprises education, health, family planning, water supply and sanitation, food security and nutrition, agriculture, IGA and village access); national nutrition interventions on HIV/AIDS awareness, small holder seed projects, 'fuelwood' project; training courses on education, environment, health, nutrition; training for social change; rapid participatory appraisal skills; maintaining resource centre/library.

Active Youth Initiative for Social Enhancement

Address: P.B. 90128, Bangwe, Blantyre, Malawi
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Contact: John Njunga
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To curb moral decay; to promote human rights and unity; to promote environmental protection, rehabilitation and conservation; economic empowerment of young people; to support talented young people.

Illustrative Project:

Drug and alcohol abuse awareness programmes; awareness raising programmes on HIV/AIDS and sexuality for in-school and out-of-school young people; awareness raising on human rights and provision of legal advice; advocating environmental rehabilitation through the encouragement of youth and community participation in tree planting activities (e.g. over 10,000 participants on a territory of about 20 hectares); rehabilitation of drug addicts.

Active Youth Organization

Address: P.B. 405, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 63 13 84
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Contact: Griffin Ngoma
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To sensitize children and youth about the importance of education; to promote environmental education amongst youth and children and active participation in environmental protection; to help children and youth to know their rights and their responsibilities in a democratic society; to combat drug and alcohol abuse among children and youth; to contribute to a constructive dialogue between the generations.

Illustrative Project:

Games and activities; creative expressions such as drama; video shows; broadcasting programmes; publication of a newsletter; different workshops.

Association for the Rehabilitation of Beggars and Street Children

Address: Kamuza Procession Road, 1st Floor, Mipondo House, P.B. 31357, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: 265 74 22 03
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Contact: Wakuda Kamanga
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Women / Men / Youth
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To contribute to improved living conditions of active and potential beggars, street children and their families; to assist communities to establish orphan-care community based programmes.

Illustrative Project:

Resettlement of beggars in villages, rebuilding houses, income generating skills and food security; orphan-care community based programmes; education - vocational training and counseling; family planning: dissemination of information on HIV/AIDS; material provision: basic needs such as food, clothes, blankets, etc.; technical provision: skill training on tailoring, paper recycling; logistical provision: photocopies, typewriters, etc.

Association of Pre-School Playgroups

Address: Ndirande Ring Road, by Bt Girls Primary Schools, P.B. 5990, Limbe, Malawi
Phone: 265 63 65 54
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Contact: Mary Padambe
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1970
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote optimal conditions for the well being and development of children; to coordinate pre-school services; to train and provide assistance to pre-school workers, teachers and parents' committees; to provide basic play materials and equipment to pre-schools.

Illustrative Project:

Networking across more than 100 pre-school playgrounds; educational pre-school play groups in residential courses of various length; provision of accommodation facilities (40 beds and 4 dormitories); provision of technical training facilities/skills for pre-schools.

Blantyre Young Voices Organisation

Address: P.B. 30010, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 67 45 23
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Contact: Chimwemwe C. Matonga
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To conduct awareness raising campaigns on children's rights; to monitor and follow-up abuse cases; to promote skills and talents of youngsters.

Illustrative Project:

Skills training through individual exchange at group level; sportive activities; delivery of community based social services; "keep-them-busy" projects; out-of-school volunteer projects; establishment of a home-based orphan care; establishment of a national commission for children.

Centre for Social Research

Address: Corner of Kufa and Parliament Road, P.O. Box 278, Zomba, Malawi
Phone: 265 522 800 / 522 916 / 523 194
Fax: 265 522 578 / 522 760
Email: csr@malawi.net
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Contact: S.W. Khaila
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1979
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa / Tumbuka
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: University of Malawi

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To conduct research, training and consultancy.

Illustrative Project:

We have carried out several projects of biomass production and marketing; child immunization; and projects regarding credit recovery problems of small holders have been carried out.

Cheshire Homes Malawi

Address: Chileka Road, Nyambadwe, (next to Ndirande Police), P.B. 1530, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 63 63 29 / 74 06 64
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Contact: Jones Njala
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To help disabled children and youth to be active in development activities; to teach young people to be less dependent on others.

Illustrative Project:

Rehabilitation projects; day care programmes; skills development; residential programmes; provision of information about disabilities and physiotherapy, occupational therapy as well as specific education and counseling.

Chidumula Initiatives Organic Farming

Address: P.O.Box 10, Mabilabo, Mzimba, Malawi
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Contact: K.J. Chidumula
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 2000
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote organic farming using decomposed matters; contribute to food self-sufficiency and economic empowerment.

Illustrative Project:

Hands on training of farmers.

Chilumba Youth Association

Address: P.B. 13, Chilumba, Karonga, Malawi
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Contact: H.M. Munthau
Type of Organization: National
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To lobby for government support for youth development projects and economic activities; to voice the views of young people and to influence legislation or policy which affect young people; to foster close co-operation and consultation with governmental bodies; to educate and sensitize young people on the dangers of drug abuse, sexual immorality and early marriages, on the value of higher education and on gender issues.

Illustrative Project:

Activities to sensitize the youth on health matters, sexual issues, higher education and cultural and traditional values; launching of a campaign against drug abuse.

Christian Service Committee

Address: P.O. Box 51294, Limbe, Malawi
Phone: 265 624 877
Fax: 265 624 616
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Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1968
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Christian Council of Malawi

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To facilitate, promote and in certain cases implement sustainable participatory development initiatives of member churches for disadvantaged groups.

Illustrative Project:

Human rights workshops.

Civil Liberties Committee

Address: P.O. Box 2553, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 63 40 63
Fax: 265 63 40 63
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Contact: Emmie Chanika
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: UNDP Sub-committe on Human Rights

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To address human rights abuse issues by civic education, counseling, legal referrals, to  convince lawyers to take human rights cases without fee or by receiving less deposit.

Illustrative Project:

Pioneered and coordinated a Prison Reform Committe; Issued a prison reform "New Hope" ( a quarterly); has produced a vernacular booklet on violence against women; has also carried out research on women and juveniles in prison, funded by the European Human Rights Commission.

Coordination Unit for the Rehabilitation of the Environment

Address: P. O. Box 2916, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 645 757
Fax: 265 645 492
Email: cure@malawi.net
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Contact: Executive Director
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: IUCN - Zimbabwe

Action Areas:

Purpose

Environmental protection.

Illustrative Project:

Upgrading sanitation, water and garbage collection in local communities.

Council for NGOs in Malawi

Address: P.O. Box 480, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 676 459
Fax: 265 676 409
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Contact: David Faiti
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: NGOs / CBOs
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: International Council for Social Welfare

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote and enhance the role of  NGOs in the  development of Malawi; to  improve the operational environment within which NGOs operate; to promote and facilitate coordination, collaboration and cooperation within the NGO community, the government of Malawi, the donor community and the commercial sector in Malawi; help members to develop strong institutional capacity; to further the standing of NGOs as competent, professional and suitable agents for development.

Illustrative Project:

CONGOMA has developed a directory of NGO activity in Malawi with information on type of activity, district of operation, sources of funding, mission of NGO, and so on. A resource centre and a directory of donors to help NGOs have easy access to funding have been created. Civic education program on democracy and governance focusing on voter education and human rights has been setup.

Council for Non-governmental Organizations in Malawi

Address: P.O. Box 480, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 63 18 18
Fax: 265 63 17 56
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Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: St. John Ambulance

Action Areas:

Purpose

Promote networking and exchange of experiences among NGOs.

Illustrative Project:

Capacity-building and institution building.

Counselling of Adolescent Youth Organization

Address: P.B. 96, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 62 14 33 / 61 12 75
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Contact: Alick O. Chirwa
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa / Yao
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote self-understanding and independence among adolescents; to promote good conduct and discipline among the youth; to foster peace, love and tolerance; to provide civic education on equal rights; to provide leisure time and sportive activities in co-operation with other organizations.

Illustrative Project:

Counseling and awareness raising on reproductive health, sexual health, drug and alcohol abuse; recreational activities - such as excursions, etc.; environmental projects, such as tree planting, street cleaning and population issues; activities at the grassroots level to promote awareness on gender issues; establishing youth centres and pilot projects; successful integration of young people in difficult circumstances.

Disabled Women in Development

Address: P.O. Box 2284, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 63 12 85
Fax: 265 62 40 14
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Contact: Susan Chitimbe
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Mobility International - USA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote women with disabilities through economic empowerment by building their self-confidence in running a business; to create staff employment for women with disabilities.

Illustrative Project:

The organization conducted a management training business skills course for women with disabilities.

Eye of The Child

Address: P.O. Box 3066, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 634 063
Fax: 265 634 063
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Contact: Maxwell Matewere
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa / Yao
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: Southern African Human Rights NGO (SHARINGO)

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote and protect children's rights.

Illustrative Project:

The formation of the National Youth Council; the formulation of youth policy.

Good Samaritan Ministry

Address: P.O. Box 193, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 67 47 32
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Contact: David Chitsonga
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To help the needy. The organization is trying to improve the standard of living for widowed women, disabled persons and orphaned children, to offer primary education for street children and also offer health care centers.

The organization provides services to orphaned and street children and also provides shelters for widowed women.

Kakoloweko Health Education Service

Address: P.O. Box 129, Chiungo, Lilongwe, Malawi
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Contact: Huxley Lovaitt
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To improve the quality of life of the people by offering counseling services; to make the people become more aware of hygiene.

Illustrative Project:

Health education in schools, villages and workplaces, and health resources to communities in the form of publications and video and drama shows.

Mabulabo Voluntary Transformation Initiatives

Address: P.O. Box 54, Mabulabo, Mzimba, Malawi
Phone:
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Contact: K. J. Chidumula
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Earned Income / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Council for Non-Governmental Organizations/Malawi

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To transform the welfare of our area of 590 km with a population of over 60,000 people in a remote part of Malawi. Sustainable agriculture for food security; to involve our members in various self-help projects for sustainable development; to involve our members in the environment, adult education, poverty eradication, HIV/AIDS, democracy (voter education and human rights).

Illustrative Project:

We have constructed our own health center on a self-help basis called Nchawaka Health Centre. The Health Centre is completed but we lack furnitures, equipment and medical supplies. We do need funding for training/capacity building and for our projects.

Malawi Congress of Trade Unions

Address: P.O. Box 1271 Murrey Road, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: 265 721 402 / 721 049
Fax: 265 712 402
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Contact: Francis Antonio
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To build effective trade unions based on democratic organizations of workers in their workplace; to promote the general level of prosperity and the standard of living for working people; to engage in civic education, social and communal welfare activities and advance economic security.

Malawi Institute of Democratic and Economic Affairs

Address: P.O. Box 30465, Kirk Road, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: 265 741 562
Fax: 265 741 562
Email: midea@unima.wn.apc.org
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Contact: Shyley S. Kondome, Executive Director
Type of Organization: Regional / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: South African Human Rights NGO Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Malawi Institute of Democratic and Economic Affairs (MIDEA) was originally established for democratic education, training and economic research. When Malawi experienced conflict at both the leadership and grassroots level, MIDEA was called in to intervene. Since then the Institute's programme has also included conflict prevention and resolution. The Department of Conflict Resolution and Training develops and administers conflict resolution programmes, facilitates mediation processes, conducts early-warning monitoring and co-ordinates fact-finding missions. Training is also an important additional activity. The Institute is also involved in mediation efforts in Zambia's political conflict.

Illustrative Project:

MIDEA facilitated mediation between Government and opposition for 9 months. The opposition parties (Malawi Congress Party and Alliance for Democracy) boycotted parliament for 9 months on grounds of constitutional application and policy position. MIDEA facilitated the mediation until the opposition parties went back to parliament.

Malawi Media Women's Association

Address: Private Bag 425, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 67 12 22
Fax: 265 67 12 53
Email:
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Contact: Patricia Chipungu-Thodi
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To uplift women's issues and highlight their achievements and contributions to the economic, social and cultural development of the country.

Illustrative Project:

Advocate for a change of images of women in media and books.

Malawian Entrepreneurs Development Institute

Address: Private Bag 2, Mponela, Malawi
Phone: 265 286 244
Fax: 265 286 412
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Contact: S.M.C. Nyoni
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1985
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Durham University Business School

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To be a center of excellence in the development of entrepreneurship, technical training programmes, and business consulting for micro, small, and medium enterprises in Malawi.

Illustrative Project:

A number of businesses have been established/expanded throughout the country, some of which are used for practical training.

Movement for Malawi Youth

Address: P.B. 673, Zomba, Malawi
Phone: 265 52 21 35
Fax: 265 52 12 35
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Contact: Christus J. Nanthambwe
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Fund raising activities
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the personal development and social education of young people; to provide loans to young people; to implement preventive measures against drug and alcohol abuse, criminality and rape; to ensure equal rights among the youth.

Illustrative Project:

Counseling; organizing political debates; environmental conservation; participation in national development projects; participation in district development committees.

National Association of Business Women

Address: Private Bag 56, Trade Fair Grounds, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 677 812
Fax: 265 674 805 / 674 671
Email: nabw-bt@sdnp.org.mw
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Contact: Ms. Mary Frances Malunga
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa /
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors / Local donors
Affiliations: Microcredit Summit

Action Areas:

Purpose

Build women's capacity and network for business development.

Illustrative Project:

Training on management, information technology and marketing.

National Family Planning Council

Address: P.O. Box 9308, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: 265 744 106
Fax: 265 744 187
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Contact: Dr. M. Palamuleni
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa / Yao
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote family planning services in Malawi through coordination, advocacy and support.

Illustrative Project:

Currently training family planning service providers and sensitising political leaders, the civil society  and general public.

Phwezi Foundation for Education

Address: Phwezi Secondary School, Koronga Road, P.B. 22, Rumphi, Malawi
Phone: 265 37 73 58
Fax: 265 37 73 58
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Contact: Andrew Mvula
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1981
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide private primary education and vocational training programmes; to help develop small enterprises; reforestation projects; promote primary health care; agricultural projects, such as fish farming and promotion of crop diversity.

Illustrative Project:

Executed secondary education and vocational training programmes; developed small enterprises; reforestation projects; promoted primary health care; agricultural projects, such as fish farming and promotion of crop diversity.

Plan International Malawi

Address: Area 4, Onion Premises, P.B. 2053, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: 265 74 14 99 / 74 14 38
Fax: 265 74 15 18
Email:
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Contact: Michael Diamond
Type of Organization: National / Local / Africa Region
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To enable deprived children, their families and respective communities in poor countries to meet their basic needs; to foster the improvement of the living conditions of the poor; to increase their capacity to contribute to the economic well-being of their societies.

Illustrative Project:

Educational activities, such as training materials and improvement of the infrastructure for teachers; environmental activities, such as reforestation projects, tree planting and soil conservation; development of small enterprises in the field of water and sanitation; community development; collaboration with other NGOs in similar areas.

Rumphi Youth Development Organization

Address: District Youth Office, P.B. 131, Rumphi, Malawi
Phone: 265 37 22 89
Fax: 265 37 22 29
Email:
Internet:
Contact: David T.S. Mulungu
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide civic education and drama; to reduce drug and alcohol abuse, danger of AIDS/HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and infections, and teenager pregnancy; to reduce child labour; to promote reforestation; to promote IGA training for young people; to encourage young people to participate in development projects and their local community.

Illustrative Project:

Awareness raising campaigns on above mentioned issues using drama as an approach; environmental projects; public hygiene projects; IGA training; construction of fish pools and expositions of representative gardening.

Samaritan

Address: Along Gly Jones Road, (above Kwiksave no 2), P.B. 2835, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 62 48 16
Fax: 265 62 50 88
Email:
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Contact: Jervase L.S. Chakumodzi
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Children
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa / Yao
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To protect and promote welfare of street children and other marginalised groups of the society; to provide education for street children.

Illustrative Project:

Embarked on educational activities, such as basic teaching, skills training and personal hygiene; counseling activities; rehabilitation of street children.

Save the Children Fund Malawi

Address: P.O. Box 30010, Chichiri, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 632 002
Fax: 265 632 243
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Margaret Ali
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1958
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa / Yao
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Council for NGOs in Malawi / The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To help needy children, educate and feed  them; provide education on AIDS, orphan care and in children's rights to the youth; maintain a women's project on vegetable growing.

Illustrative Project:

The organization is working with schools, teaching children's rights and responsibilities; nutrition for  over 2000 children; education for over 70 children; setting up 29 children's rights clubs.

Scripture Union of Malawi

Address: Off Presidential Road, Area 14, P.B. 30255, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: 265 73 46 38
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To prevent the spread of AIDS through provision of education for families and primary school pupils; to encourage young people to participate in Christian educational activities.

Illustrative Project:

Monitoring children clubs in primary schools; running youth clubs in rural and urban areas; running bible study groups; preventive and educational measures on AIDS; co-operation with governmental bodies and the private sector.

St. John Ambulance

Address: P.O. Box 51243, Limbe, Malawi
Phone: 265 64 01 70
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / &
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1957
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Council for Non-governmental Organisations in Malawi

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide first aid to the public; to train the public in first aid; to render preventive health services to communities through primary health care.

Illustrative Project:

Participated in the Africa Crisis Response Peace Initiative.

Thandizani Ana

Address: Avenue Qech (on the right of Chipatala), P.B. 30010, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 67 45 23
Fax:
Email:
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Contact: George Goliati
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1968
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa / Yao
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the rights of children according to the Convention on the Right's of the Child, in particular the three major principles outlined: provision, protection and participation.

Illustrative Project:

Annual award of 1500 scholarships for children; administration of secondary school grants; food security and advice on nutrition, supplementary feeding, growing of vegetables for income generation and balanced diet; preventive and educational activities on AIDS/HIV in home based centres; child protection; income generation for NGO sustainability.

The Malawi Institute of Democratic and Economic Affairs

Address: P.O. Box 30465, Lilongwe 3, Malawi
Phone: 265 741 562 / 743 530 / 743 578
Fax: 265 743 578
Email: midea@malawi.net
Internet:
Contact: Shyley Kondowe
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations: World Bank group / Global Development Network

Action Areas:

Purpose: 

An advocacy think tank organisation that focuses on human rights, governance and social economic justice. Aims to facilitate public debate on national issues.

Illustrative Project: 

Research and Documentation ( community and policy research); advocacy, peace and networking: advocates issues dealing with electoral process, debates on national issues; intervened against political violence in 1998-99 and managed to bring top leaders to a round table discussion; National Consultative Group provides a platform at national and local levels to allow civil society organisations to discuss various issues of national interest. 

The Students' Alliance for Rural Youth in Development

Address: University of Malawi, Chancellor College, P.B. 280, Zomba, Malawi
Phone: 265 52 22 22
Fax: 265 52 20 46
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Sandra Ali
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa / Yao
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote involvement of students in national development activities; to promote adoption of appropriate technologies available at the University of Malawi; to cooperate closely with other organizations for the improvement of the situation of children and youth in rural areas; to provide counseling for rural youth on alcohol and drug abuse.

Illustrative Project:

Counseling; agriculture, in particular rabbit farming; business management; home crafts; important donation to the 'Queen Elisabeth Central Hospital'.

Titani Rural Youth Support Organization

Address: c/o Chipini Parish, P.B. 4, Chingale, Zomba, Malawi
Phone: 265 52 20 30
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Daniel R.B.G. Nkhwazi
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide educational activities, address youth and children's rights; to implement preventive measures on drug and alcohol abuse; to address reproductive health issues among young people; to advocate for participation of young people in decision making procedures and policy making.

Illustrative Project:

Organised awareness raising and campaigns on HIV/AIDS through cultural and creative performances, such as drama, dance, songs, discussions, etc.; sport activities as a preventive measure against boredom; training courses on various health related issues; running of a women's project on home management training; successful cooperation and networking with other organizations.

United Christian Womens Association of Malawi

Address: P.O. Box 66, Salami, Malawi
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: F.C. Chirwa
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To encourage women to participate fully in the development of several church activities and also to help the old, the needy, the orphans, street children, and other national causes. The organization encourages women to participate fully in eradicating ignorance among the populace and to understand what their rights are.

Illustrative Project:

Distribute clothes to people in various areas and also build more houses for the old people; enter into an agreement with the Government to build hostels for girls in some schools.

United Democratic Front - Youth

Address: P.B. 517, Lilongwe, Malawi
Phone: 265 78 27 77 / 74 31 15
Fax: 265 78 15 21 / 78 30 41
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Salim Ibrahim Bagus
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote democracy and liberalism. 85000 members.

Illustrative Project:

Drama; fund raising activities; disaster relief; participation in politics.

United Youth Organization

Address: P.B. 6, Zomba, Malawi
Phone:
Fax:
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ismail Joeman
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1996
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To protect youth from contracting HIV/AIDS and from drug or alcohol abuse; to render emergency assistance during natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, etc.; to encourage young people to become responsible leaders.

Illustrative Project:

Civic education on sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS, through drama and creative methods; family planning; organization of a seminar in 1996 on AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.

Vipya Women Development Association

Address: Three Bridges Road, P.O. Box 183, Mzuzu, Malawi
Phone: 265 332 590
Fax: 265 335 025
Email:
Internet:
Contact: N.N. Moyo
Type of Organization: Provincial / Local / Community / Rural
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To assist the social, economic, educational and cultural development of women and disabled people to improve their status.

Illustrative Project:

The organization has  been engaged in the training of women on how to run businesses, accounts, cash flow and handcrafts. Some 2,000 women have already been trained this way.

Women's World Banking

Address: P.O. Box 1868, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 672 365
Fax: 265 672 365
Email:
Internet:
Contact: M. Nyandovi-Kerr
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: Women's World Banking Global Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Women's World Banking is a non-governmental organization and aims at empowering the disadvantaged, including women, youth and men.

Illustrative Project:

Between 1996 and 1997 Women's World Banking has trained over 51,000 beneficiaries in small enterprise management and disbursed over K24 million (US$1.5 million) to 3,400 small-scale entrepreneurs to invest in small enterprises.

World Vision International - Malawi

Address: P.O. Box 2050, Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 670 311
Fax:
Email: dickens_thunde@wvi.org
Internet:
Contact: Dickens Thunde
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1950
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Chichewa / Yao
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations: World Vision International

Action Areas:

Purpose:

World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and the oppressed. To promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the kingdom of God.

Illustrative Project:

Agriculture: The organization has been facilitating and providing farm input loans to marginalised farming families in order to contribute towards their household food security.

Education: The organization has facilitated communities to construct classrooms and teachers' houses that have made a difference on the school environment and has in turn contributed to the increase in school enrolment.

Youth Arm Organization

Address: Chichiri Trade Fair Grounds, South Africa, Pavilion Stand no 34 L, P.B. 8, Soche,
Blantyre, Malawi
Phone: 265 67 30 10 / 67 53 80
Fax: 265 67 11 47 / 62 27 997
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Ndamyo D. Mwagomba
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote and protect the rights of children and youth; to prevent young people from drug and alcohol abuse and AIDS infection; to expose hidden talents of the youth; to participate in social economic activities with special focus on empowering girls; to promote environmental protection. 

Illustrative Project:

The organisation has 1200 members. It has been active in advocacy and lobbying for: youth participation in all relevant levels of decision-making procedures; personal and social development of young people to become responsible citizens; against violence in various forms, such as child labour, rape etc.; dissemination of information about AIDS, drug abuse and alcohol; distribution of information, educational and communicative activities in communities and schools; establishment of a drop-in centre; launching of a weekly radio programme 'Straight Talk' on the national radio.