Our project partner in Malawi ‘Temwa’, sets out to help build a sustainable future for the people of Malawi through community-based projects. Sexually transmitted infections are a growing problem in Malawi, with HIV affecting a significant proportion of the population. Young people are particularly vulnerable to infection as they lack access to youth focused sexual and reproductive health services and information.
Mobile Video Shows
A television, VCR and generator, as well as books and videos about HIV and AIDS prevention are used to host video screening events at the community centre in Usisya, where popular films and music videos are shown alongside educational films in the local language about HIV/AIDS prevention. Temwa have recently produced their own film ‘My Tomorrow’, which explores these issues and asks important questions, which the audience are then encouraged to debate.
This project aims to provide young people with the information and life skills that they need to avoid sexually transmitted infections. The project also encourages young people to go for voluntary counselling and testing to find out their HIV status so they can then take action and protect themselves.