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Organization Location: 
Nchalo
Malawi
Youth Coalition for the Consolidation of Democracy (YCD)
  • Nchalo, Malawi
Languages:
English
Organization Description
Youth Coalition for the Consolidation of Democracy (YCD) registered with the Registrar General under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1962 of the Laws of Malawi (CAP 5:03) registration number TR/INC/5854 is a non - partisan and non - profit making youth organization initiated in October 2012 and registered in 2013.YCD has its Registered Office at Nchalo in Chikwawa District, Malawi, Sub Saharan Africa.

YCD aims at civic engagement in promoting inclusive youth participation in effective Democratic governance, Economic empowerment, Child protection, Sustainable livelihoods, Climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Cross - cutting issues which include HIV/AIDS, SRHR, Gender and the Environment (addressing issues of deforestation and sustainable water management) in the districts of Chikwawa, Nsanje and Blantyre where it is currently operating.

YCD VISION
A Malawian society where the vulnerable children and the youth are protected and empowered; where governance is increasingly INCLUSIVE, ACCOUNTABLE and RESPONSIBLE to citizens; and RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP through promotion of active children and youth citizenry participation.

YCD MISSION
To protect and improve the livelihoods of vulnerable children, youth, women and disadvantaged groups through education, training, mobilization, economic empowerment and participation

YCD STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

1. Child Protection, Child Crime Prevention, Rehabilitation and Awareness Building, with a particular focus on issues regarding the following:

• Child marriages, Child labour, Human trafficking, Street children; and Children who are in conflict with the law and those at a special risk of falling in conflict with the law

2. Youth Empowerment through organized activities that ensure that the youth in Malawi are actively engaged to promote, protect and defend human rights.

3. Civic education to the youth on responsible citizenship and good leadership that serves the common good of the people.

4. Youth Skills Development that ensures that the youth have the necessary skills to engage in meaningful socio-economic development for their wellbeing in particular and Malawi at large.

5. Youth Inclusiveness in all issues that concern the youth in Malawi.
YCD VALUES

1. Transparency and Accountability
2. Integrity, Commitment and Adherence
3. Partnership and Tolerance

YCD KEY PROGRAM/THEMATIC AREAS

1. Human rights and Democracy
2. Civic Education, Gender and the Environment
3. Children and Youth development
4. HIV and AIDS prevention, care, support and impact mitigation
5. Climate Change
Causes
Childcare / Children, Law / Human Rights, Women
Skills Needed
Social Worker, Fundraising Skills , Social Media , Women Empowerment Skills, Youth Empowerment Skills
Accommodation
Accommodation Provided - Minimum Stay: 1 week
Average Cost per Week ($USD)
$35 per week
Estimate only - contact this Organization for actual costs to Volunteer
  • 3 Meals per Day
  • Homestay

Costs do not include Flights, Visas, Vaccinations, Insurance, Spending Money, Pre-Departure-Orientation, 2-Meals-per-Day, 1-Meal-per-Day, Volunteer-Hostel, Local-Transport, Airport-Pickup-and-Drop-Off, Internet
Manager
Francis Folley
Location
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