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My name is Paul. I was born on 9th March 1989, in the outskate of Mzuzu city in the village called Lwafwa of Traditional Authority Kabunduli. I did my primary school there and went to Nkhata-Bay Boys Secondary School in 2003. After completing my secondary school, I went and do Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences (Honours) at Uganda Martyrs University in 2011.
I am a married man with two children, a girl and a boy. Currently I am working as a Chief’s Clerk stationed at Sub-Traditional Authority Chikwa (Kasungu North) starting from 4th April 2022. Before joining this work, I worked as a Secondary School teacher at Kasungu CCAP private School in 2013-2015; I worked as a Programs Officer in 2016 -2019 at Good Health organization and I also worked as HIV/AIDS Officer at Kasungu Municipal Council. I am also a member of National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC).
Throughout my career Social Sciences, I have been passionate in environment and marginalized people in community especially the youth and women. In 2011 after graduating, I moved to Kasungu where my brother was working. Looking at the status of women and youth in development, I together with my brother Owen Shaba decided to organize young people and found a youth club by the name Kasungu Traveling Theatre in 2013. The aim was through theatre, we could easily put them together and mentor them into citizens who could be part of the community solutions for the problems the youth were facing. Again, through theatre, they were able to easily disseminate message to fellow youth and community stakeholders.
The name changed in 2017 when we thought that theatre only was not enough and we thought of diversifying means of reaching out to people. Today, the name of the organization, which is works in the whole district of Kasungu. The organization is now registered with National Council of Malawi (NYCOM) and it’s also a member of Kasungu Civil Society Network (KUCSNET).
It is committed to transform the community through holistic approach by including marginalized like the youth and women in the meaningful participation in developmental activities at Community, District and National levels.
strives to achieve meaningful participation of youth and women in Socio-economic development activities using a progressive gendered approach at community, district and National level
Integrity, non-partisan, transparency, Accountability, impartiality, Professionalism, fairness, justice and Youth Centered
Thematic Working Areas
Environment and Climate Change
The program shall promote improved and efficiency utilization of natural resources, promote conservation and restoration of environment through sustainable environmental management practices. It believes that minimized environmental degradation shall help to improve adaptation and mitigation of climate change effects and hence reduction in disaster risks. It shall also encourage establishment and conservation of forests in various areas where it works. This shall include planting new trees and regeneration of the local trees that were cut to allow them grows into full trees. In order to protect the existing trees to grow to the full grown up trees, will also encourage communities to use environmental friendly source of energy. In this we contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7 (affordable and clean energy), 13 (Climate Action), 14 (Life below Water) and 15 (Life on land).
Human Rights, and Gender
It shall promote gender equality and equity. It shall also enhance the role of youth and women in the development of the nation, through empowerment of adolescents, youth and women. It shall promote human rights education and awareness. Through this, the organization contribute to SDGs 5(Gender Equality) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities).
Health and Nutrition
shall work towards improving the overall psychological and physiological health of our communities through promotion of food security and nutrition, communicable and non-communicable disease prevention and improved community and government support. It shall also work towards reducing high HIV prevalence, early pregnancies, abortions, child labor and child marriages in the country through Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights programs among other approaches. It shall promote under the same thematic area, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health(MNCH) programs. This area contributes to SDGs 2 (Zero hunger) and 3 (Good Health and wellbeing)
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
It shall work to improve access to safe and sustainable water supply and sanitary facilities. It shall promote improved water sanitation and total hygiene through education and awareness programs, advocacy and engagement with relevant stakeholders and the Government of Malawi and provision of hygiene and sanitary materials to the underprivileged. This is linked to SDGs 3 (Good Health and well being), 6 (Clean water and Sanitation), and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).
It shall work towards supporting the improvement of the education system with the aim of increasing access to quality education. It shall also work towards making sure that the education is attained by all without looking at their differences. Therefore, where funds are available, the organization shall assist the underprivileged in providing them the school basic needs so that they attain the much needed education. The organization believes in the quality education starts with best environment that includes books, school blocks and clean surrounding; to the child having peace of mind like having exercise books, schools uniform, fees so that s/he is not being sent out when its class time. The organization is contributing to SDGs 4 (Quality education), 5 (Gender equality) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities).
Agriculture and food security
It shall strive to make sure that people use sustainable ways of farming that are environmental friendly. It shall also make sure that people have food throughout the year and shall encourage people to diversify in food rather than depending on Maize only. This thematic area contributes to SDGs 2 (Zero hunger), 3 (Good Health and Well being) and 10 (Reduced inequalities)
Social Economic Empowerment
We are also committed that young people and women be involved into small scale to medium scale businesses which can sustain their lives. In this, the organization has been engaged into mentorship and linking them with loan institutions. With this, we directly contribute to SDGs 1 (No poverty), 5 (Gender equality), 8 (Decent work and economic growth), 10 (Reduced inequalities) and 17 (Partnership for Goals).
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Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
Kasungu is rich in culture
Volunteers will enjoy the beautiful view of elephants and other wild animals in Kasungu National park and Nkhotakota game reserves. They will enjoy their time at Lifupa lodge in side Kasungu National Park.
They will enjoy nice traditional dances like Gulewamkulu, Chisamba, Chinamwali and more.
Coming to Kasungu will also help them see new places which most people have not discovered but have rich history taking us back to the early settlers (akafula). Some of these places are like Mwalawamalemba in STA Mdunga where they will see mysterious writings on a rock where no one knows when was written, who wrote and the meaning. We have also places where they were making metals from rocks like in the area of STA Chikwa and learn a history from a tribe which chased the akafula back then.
The traditional food like nsima will spice their lives their lives to the fullest.
Not only that but also, enjoy the nice view of Kasungu mountain which carries the history of the battles between the ngonis and chewas.
They will also have chances of going to Lake Malawi. Which is not far from Kasungu
Areas to be helped
i. Website development and E-Hub
ii. Funds to run projects so that we reach out to our targets
iii. Help us to have a stable office complex
iv. Help us register with other regulating bodies like the NGO board and CONGOMA
v. Office computers/laptops and printers
vi. Transports for easy reaching out to communities and monitoring like motorcycles
vii. Mentorship into new skills
viii. Staff development trainings
ix. Community and Skills Development trainings
x. Construction of Youth Skills Development Centre
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Volunteers will stay with the host family (The Executive Director) in the house of three bedrooms. They will enjoy three meals a day and local snacks are readily available. They will stay in a secure environment with very welcoming people in Kasungu North.
For those who would wish to stay in hotels, they will be accommodated in some of the hotels like Kasungu Inn, Chikho Hotel and Villa Palm lodge within Kasungu Municipality
During their time off, volunteers can go hiking in Kasungu mountain, visiting places like lake Malawi which is just not far from Kasungu. The terrain is also good for ridding bicycles if they like. In terms of other sports, Kasungu has also stadium where they can enjoy local football league games live. Transport is readily available as there are cars available which they can be using these ones are for the Executive Director and the Cofounder (Owen)
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Más de dos
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week