We are a Malawi Organization working to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized persons, their families, communities and work/collaborate with the government to provide them with the best environment for sustainable development
Centre for Youth and Development was established in 2012 and was registered with the Malawi Government through the Registrar General as a company limited by guarantee registration number 13291 in October 2013 with the purpose of taking action on problems that affect children and young people to develop to their fullest potential. CYD’s mission is to empower marginalised people with programmes on: Education; Health, Food Security, ICT for Development, Gender Equality, Environment and Climate Change Management.
CYD promotes the Rights Based Approach (RBA) to development, putting rights of the targeted population and their communities in general to services and resources and the amplification of their voice in policy and decision making at the heart of all its development. CYD recognizes children and young people, particularly women, as one of the marginalized groups in Malawi that needs to be empowered for them to actively participate in development processes; hence participation of children and young people in CYD’s programmes is a priority.
The target districts for Centre for Youth and Development programmes are; Mzimba, Mzuzu, Nkhatabay, Karonga, Rumphi and Chitipa in the Northern Region; Dowa, Kasungu, Salima, Lilongwe and Nkhotakota in the central region; Machinga, Zomba, Mangochi and Thyolo in the Southern Region.
The Vision of CYD is a society which allows every marginalized person to grow and develop to their full potential.
The Mission of CYD is to facilitate the empowerment of marginalized persons, their families, communities and work/collaborate with the government to provide them with the best environment for sustainable development.
We Inspire and motivate young people, their families and communities to recognise their talents and capabilities;
We empower young people, their families and communities to create opportunities for a better life and
We innovate to bring about lasting, positive change in partnership with communities and governments Governance
Centre for Youth and Development is governed by a policy Board of Directors that provides overall guidance and oversight to CYD. The Board composed of 5 members, representing academia, NGO and private sectors. The board of Directors meets six times a year. The tenure of office is three years. The functions of the Board of Directors include: discussion of annual work plans, revision of program implementation and financial policies, election of the Board of Directors, scrutiny of financial reports submitted by the Secretariat. The Board appoints the Executive Director who manages the secretariat. The Secretariat is responsible for policy making, resource mobilization, regular program activities and finance management. CYD has four main units: Programmes; Finance & Administration; Monitoring and Evaluation; Advocacy and Communication. CYD has 11 full time staff (the Executive Director, the Finance & Administration Manager, Project Manager for the Improving ICT skills project, ICT Technician, Malaptop Project Manager, 2 Field officers for the integrated food security project, the Resource Centre Coordinator and the Administrative Assistant, driver and librarian), 6 part time staff (including the Programmes Manager, Advocacy and Communications Manager, Regional Coordinators for North, Central and South, Child Labour Project Assistant) and 3 Volunteer Interns (1 resource centre assistant and 2 Field Officers).
Centre for Youth and Development is interested in engaging volunteers for both virtual/web based placements and on ground work in Malawi.
Available Volunteer opportunities in Malawi include; Administrative work, Agriculture extension work, Teaching, Women Empowerment, Social Work, Network and Hardware Maintenance Work, Software and Application Development.
You want to support CYD while in the comfort of your home, don't stress, CYD offers web/virtual based work in; graphic designing, Website designing, Social Media, Reserch, Fundraising, Vide/Photo editing and Grant Writing
We provide accommodation and meals during your volunteer placement period, orientation, program supervision and in country administration support.
As regards additional costs, you are responsible for arranging your own flights, Visa (further details are provided on request), travel insurance, vaccinations, transport from and to the airport (unless if you make arrangements with us for airport drop off) and any further spending while you are in Malawi.
$30 a day