Healthy Youth, Productive Lives: Empowering Youth in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Youth: A Powerful Resource
In 2006, the USAID-funded Malawi Teacher Training Activity (MTTA) created the Mphamvu Kwa Achinyamata (MKA) or “Power to the Youth” clubs, to support USAID efforts at promoting school-based HIV and AIDS prevention education in Malawi. This brochure highlights key aspects of the initiative, and profiles just a few of the many successful club activities underway throughout Malawi.
The MKA school-based youth development clubs are built on the history of Malawi’s Edzi-Toto Clubs but provide dynamic invigoration of a school/community extra curricular format (clubs) to prevent and mitigate HIV and AIDS among people of all ages, particularly the youth. Clubs are mandated in their by-laws to include out-of-school youth, orphans and children with HIV and AIDS, stimulating community wide dialogue about youth development and HIV.