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Organization Contact Information

Name: Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education (CYECE)
Street 1: Off M1 Road, Gogo Jenala Compound
Street 2: Area 15, Plot No 6
City: Lilongwe
Province: NA
Post Code: +265
Country: Malawi
Phone: +265 111 630 775/776
Email: yecemalawi@rocketmail.com
Web Site: http://www.yecemalawi.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Lucky Crown
Last Name: Mbewe
Title: Executive Director
Email: crown76.lucky@gmail.com
Phone: +265 999 562 460

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Chisomo Orchestral
Last Name: Chona
Title: Programme Officer
Email: chisomodindi@yahoo.com
Phone: +265 992 701 731

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Centre for Youth Empowerment and Civic Education (CYECE) is a Non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization that was established and registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act of 1962. It is a membership organization where young people as individuals and youth groups register as members.

CYECE was established and registered in 1997. Since then, CYECE has been undertaking a number of programs to meet the needs of young people and children in Malawi in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and child rights. Our main key focus areas are;
1. Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV
2. Child Rights Protection
3. Youth Empowerment

CYECE's mission and vision are;

Vision: A Malawian society where children and young people are protected, health and happy.
Mission: CYECE exist to promote children’s rights, Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and youth empowerment through Capacity building, Advocacy, Community mobilization and Communication for positive social and behavior change.

CYECE is very much interested in Tuberculosis because there has not been focus on young people with programmes aimed at prevention, protection and care for young people engaged in risky behaviours which may predispose them in contracting Tuberculosis. Awareness messages have not targeted young people as key populations at risk of contracting TB due to some behaviours like drug use and abuse and the linkage with HIV and AIDS. Largely in Malawi, TB has been seen as a disease for the old and that all programmes have spared young people for them to take part in the prevention of this disease. This is the angle that CYECE would like to take part through an integrated approached with other diseases.

CYECE plans to engage young people with knowledge and information on TB and its linkages to HIV and AIDS. Much as TB is not good news and that its linked to HIV, most youths do not have health seeking behaviours where they can be tested and get treatment at early levels. CYECE is of the view that ensur
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? < $1,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Malawi
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
CYECE as mentioned above integrates its TB programmes within the SRHR and HIV programme focus area because of its linkages. Though awareness campaigns done at community and national level, CYECE is of the view that information, education and communication is made to a wider society specifically the youth.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Malawi
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: African
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Malawi

Specializations

Advocacy

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Malawi

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Raising community awareness on effects of TB and its linkages to HIV. We also conduct lobbying and advocacy for service delivery and accessibility of drugs among vulnerable groups including young people.

TB-HIV:
Engaging young people with knowledge and skills on linkages between TB and HIV and that TB is curable/treatable in HIV.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
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Application date: April 9, 2014
Last updated: May 12, 2014