Centre for Youth Development - CYD

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About Us

The Centre for Youth Development (CYD) has a connection with Youth Organizations formed from: Youth NGOs, religious leaders, Community Based Youth Organizations, business groups, girl's organizations, who have become active in playing their role in the development of the society.

Centre for Youth Development (CYD) is a well registered organization working with youth organizations addressing the areas of public health, education, vocational training, human right, girl's income generating schemes, gender balance, care of orphanages, peace building schemes and rehabilitation of community systems.

2.0 Policy and Objectives

The Organization's main focus policy is the development of youth, regardless of age, tribe, gender etc. The most pressing needs of the groups are identified through meetings with stakeholders in communities and possible solutions are worked out in partnership with them.

Its main objectives are:

  • Advocating for the protection and promotion of human rights of young people and Children in Malawi and beyond.
  • To lobby ratification and domestication of international instruments. In view of this, the organization also exists to monitor progress regarding already signed International documents.
  • To lobby government and other stakeholders to take action on climate change
  • To capacitate young people with information on cross – cutting issues i.e.
  • HIV/AIDS, gender, human rights and others
  • Promote young people to participate at different levels of society e.g. political process, Business Management, training and education
  • To conduct research and disseminate information regarding youth related issues

3.0 Mission and Core Values

CYD works for the empowerment of youth and vulnerable groups in the community through education, human rights awareness, environmental protection, education on harmful practices and promotion of health standards.

The four core values of the organization are:

Respect for Indigenous Knowledge

Respect for the positive traditional values

Respect for opinions

Protection of Staff Dignity and professionalism

4.0 Areas of work

  1. Youth empowerment through education both formal and informal
  2. Capacity building training sessions on Girl Rights, Peace building, gender, environment and Human Rights
  3. Creation of income generating activities through Youth Skill training
  4. Eradication of the negative social attitudes and traditional practices harmful to girls through awareness raising and training on the hazards of such practices.

4.0 Areas of work

  1. Youth empowerment through education both formal and informal
  2. Capacity building training sessions on Girl Rights, Peace building, gender, environment and Human Rights
  3. Creation of income generating activities through Youth Skill training
  4. Eradication of the negative social attitudes and traditional practices harmful to girls through awareness raising and training on the hazards of such practices.

4.1 Projects implemented

  • Awareness on HIV/ AIDS project
  • Football Clinic for girls
  • Back to school campaign targeting girls through football
  • Garbage Collection and environment
  • Ongoing Informal Education project for youth

5.0 Contact

E-mail: info@heavenstarsfc.org: cyd@heavenstarsfc.org, hmdoka@mail.com

Mobile: 265(0)994706284

Tell: 265(0)111608451

What we do

We empower Youth and Youth groups at all levels to reach their full potential. We create dialogue and understanding between organizations

At an organizational level, we run workshops and create partnerships with small organizations to increase capacity, accountability and expertise..

Internationally, we convene international and regional conferences organized by Southern Africa Youth Movement to which CYD is a member.

6.0 A holistic approach

At all levels our work addresses key areas of: capacity building and training; accountability; coordination and cooperation.

In a complex world, the combination of these areas is vital for humanitarian organizations to maximize efficiency, and ensure the population the Centre is helping receives the greatest benefit.

7.0 SECRETARIAT

The Centre for Youth Development has a board and permanent secretariat comprising of Executive Director, Programme Officer, and Public Relations Officer, Project Officer, Accountant and five members of support staff.

The board meets at least four times per year.

CYD has annual general meetings where all members are required attend.

CYD stands above partisan politics and is seen as such to ensure credibility and acceptance.

8. SUSTAINABILITY AND FINANCES

To ensure that the CYD is sustained it was agreed that:

Members shoulder the costs of operating the organization at its initial stage.

The CYD to have a full time fundraising committee headed by a fundraising officer

Approach donors and make formal request to implement activities

To coordinate exchange program and encourage placement of Volunteers to other organizations

9. WORK PLAN

At its initial stage it was agreed that CYD develop proposals on advocacy and lobbying that would address the following areas of operation:

Advocating for the protection and promotion of human rights, youth rights and promotion of gender and protection of environment.

To lobby ratification and domestication of international instruments in line with the promotion of rights

To monitor progress regarding already signed local and international instruments in regards toNGOs in Malawi

To lobby government and other stakeholders to take action on issues that affect youth in Malawi

To capacitate children/young and their parents with information on cross – cutting issues i.e HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health, gender, human rights, economic empowerment and others

Promote children and young people to participate at different levels of society e.g political process, Business Management, training and education


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