Steve Kalungwe

Steve Kalungwe

Adolescents in the country have been urged to be vigilant in the fight against child marriages and gender based violence through among other means the use of art to relay messages of child marriages and gender based violence they face in their communities besides the use of youth advocates.

PACHI Fights GBV in Neno

The Parent and Child Health Initiative through UNICEF and Neno district council has trained ten youth advocates in child marriages and gender based violence management with an aim of transforming them into ambassadors of ending the vices.

In Neno district, a local organisation, Beyond our Hearts Foundation with financial support from Save the Children Italy has engaged the District Civil Protection Committee on how to respond to disasters amid the rainy season.

The Neno District Social Welfare Officer Paul Sosono has disclosed today that 90 percent of children of ages 3-4 years are in Early Childhood Development Centres, labeling this a positive stride in the World Bank funded Investing in Early Years project.

Neno police Officer in Charge Hanleck Chingolo says a total of 395 cases were recorded in 2021 and 392 in 2022, a decrease of one percent.

The Parent and Child  Health Initiative in collaboration with UNICEF has joined hands with government in ending child marriages and eradicating harmful practices that fuel gender based violence in neno district.

Guardians and expectant mothers at Neno district hospital have raised concerns over poor sanitation especially at the guardian shelter at the time the district has just registered nine more cholera cases in the last 24 hours.

Cash Transfer Begins in Neno

The Neno District Council is distributing K463, 200, 000 to 6, 176 hunger-stricken families in all the four traditional authorities under the 2022-23 Lean Season Response Cash Transfers.

Tigawe Luso Cooperative chairperson Rozario Chimbetete has encouraged people suffering from Non-Communicable diseases to form cooperatives as a way of generating enough income for improvement of their diets and livelihoods.

The Neno district National Initiative for Civic Education Trust officer Wallace Kudzara says the Multi Annual Program Estimates (MAPE) project has promoted transparency and accountability among duty bearers and people's right to demand for justice in the district.

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