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Member Since: December 8, 2015

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P.O.Box 59, Rumphi Malawi, Central Africa

Mzuzu, Rumphi +265 Malawi

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+265888582732
+265991210876

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02/01/2005

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ROSCHER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
BACKGROUND
Roscher Youth Development Center is a Malawian Youth NGO based in Rumphi district. Rumphi district is to the northern side of Malawi 435 kilometers from the capital city Lilongwe. The district has 192,000 total populations which are dominated by the Tumbuka ethnic tribe. 60% of the total population is the youths. The organization is in partnership with the Germany Embassy Lilongwe office, Support Malawi Heindberg, Konrad Adenauer stiff Tung, Lori Moody, National initiative for civic education and the district council.
VISION
The vision of Roscher Youth Development Center is an educated, healthy, well trained, cultured vibrant and productive youth.
GOAL
To create an enabling environment for all young people to develop to their full potential in order to contribute significantly to personal and sustainable national development.
ORGANIZATIONAL PRINCIPLES AND VALUES
Roscher Youth Development Center seeks to promote a sense of individual responsibility of the Malawian Youth towards their communities based on the following principles and values:
Principles
a. Youth participation and program implementation in the best interest of the youths;
b. Non discrimination based on age , sex, marital status, cultural, religion, ethnicity, disability and other vulnerabilities including HIV status;
c. Regard for environment for the development of Rumphi;
d. Promotion and acceleration of HIV prevention programs amongst the youth.

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Roscher would engage government specifically Minister of justice and minister internal affairs for a review of the penal code. Roscher would also take on board the court users association by offering advocacy trainings, Roscher would also engage with district civil society networks for across the country and witchdoctors so that we should have a day to promote rights of the albino in Malawi.Albino people will be invited to all these meetings.

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*Education

ROSCHER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR GIRL CHILD EDUCATION

Roscher Youth Development Center
ROSCHER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR GIRL CHILD EDUCATION
BACKGROUND
Rumphi district is situated to the northern part of Malawi. The district has 192,000 total populations, dominated by the tumbuka ethnic tribe. 60% of the total population is the youths. The tumbukas follow patrimonial type of marriage.
Through this system a husband pays bride price called dowry (lobola), it ranges from 5 to 6 heads of cattle. Through this system, most families are found encouraging boys to go to school and wait patiently with interest for their girl’s children to get married so that they receive their bride portion.
The case of Janet Mkandawire, 18, a student at Rumphi DEC , her father forced her into marriage when she was in standard eight but she run away and her mother struggles to pay for her school fees because the father is refused. Her parents divorced soon after Janet refused to get married. She is in form 4. Her dreams are to become a nurse.
There are few people who send their girl child to school but offer very little support. This becomes more difficult to these girls when they want to attend secondary education. Malawi secondary education is very difficult to attain as most schools are far apart from each other 45 to 50 kilometers. The whole of Rumphi district has only one girl boarding secondary school and 10 community day secondary schools. There are few private secondary schools but school fees are very expensive. Poverty level in our district is very high, 86% of the people are in dire poverty and Malawi as a country is second from the last poorest country in African ratings. Poor families send their children to community day secondary schools. Life is unbearable in these education facilities. There are no boarding facilities and students prepare their own food, look for their own accommodation closer to the school and some walk long distances (5 to 10 Kilometers) to attend day classes. There are high school dropouts due to early marriages, early pregnancies and lack of girl’s bathrooms for them to change their pads when they are in menstrual period. Most girls are absent from classes for a period of seven days to avoid embarrassment from boys. The situation is worse to vulnerable girls like orphans, disabled and albinos. Orphans are forced to get married by their relatives, disabled people are unable to attend classes due to distance while albinos are cannot withstand the flies and hit conditions when going to school.
Roscher youth development center is striving to address the situation by engaging the students, parents and teachers in forums where issues hampering girl’s education are discussed and necessary recommendations are put in place. We have aligned a number of activities in line with the project goal. The project would need money to engage government to enforce child rights related laws, sensitize the community on the need to support girl’s students, and support poor girls with school necessities like note books and pens. Mother group committees will be empowered through trainings to push for bye laws that protect the rights of girls in the Rumphi community. On the other hand the project will provide wheel chairs to disabled girls provide lotion to albinos and offer basic support to orphaned girls.
PROJECT GOAL
“Enhanced girl’s education through parental, students and teacher’s engagement”
PROJECT OBJECTIVE
To promote girl child education
To reduce girls early marriages.
To reduce HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmitted infections among the young girls.
To combat the harmful cultural beliefs that hampers girls’ education in the country.
TARGET GROUP
The project is targeting vulnerable children’s such as orphans, disabled and albinos.
PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TODAY BY CONTRIBUTING TO OUR CAMPAIGN THRU THIS PAGE
WE GREATLY APPRECIATE ALL SUPPORT. MOST OF ALL YOUR SPONSORSHIP MEANS THE MOST TO THE GIRLS WHO WILL BENEFIT DIRECTLY

Votes4 DateDec 28, 2015

Funded: 1 $36.00


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*Rights

Please Raise Your Voices With Us To StopThese Atrocities

Roscher Youth Development Center
Malawi Police arrests 4 over albino murder
Malawi police on Wednesday said they had arrested four people suspected of murdering an albino man five months ago to sell his bones for witchcraft.
Raise Your Voices With Us to Stop these Tragedies before they happen.
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ROSCHER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Roscher Youth Development Center is a Malawian Youth NGO based in Rumphi district. Rumphi district is to the northern side of Malawi 435 kilometers from the capital city Lilongwe. The district has 192,000 total populations which are dominated by the Tumbuka ethnic tribe. 60% of the total population is the youths. The organization is in partnership with the Germany Embassy Lilongwe office, Support Malawi Heindberg, Konrad Adenauer stiff Tung, Lori Moody, National initiative for civic education and the district council.

Votes2 DateJan 11, 2016

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*Youth

ROSCHER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR GIRL CHILD EDUCATION

Roscher Youth Development Center
ROSCHER YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR GIRL CHILD EDUCATION
BACKGROUND
Rumphi district is situated to the northern part of Malawi. The district has 192,000 total populations, dominated by the tumbuka ethnic tribe. 60% of the total population is the youths. The tumbukas follow patrimonial type of marriage.
Through this system a husband pays bride price called dowry (lobola), it ranges from 5 to 6 heads of cattle. Through this system, most families are found encouraging boys to go to school and wait patiently with interest for their girl’s children to get married so that they receive their bride portion.
The case of Janet Mkandawire, 18, a student at Rumphi DEC , her father forced her into marriage when she was in standard eight but she run away and her mother struggles to pay for her school fees because the father is refused. Her parents divorced soon after Janet refused to get married. She is in form 4. Her dreams are to become a nurse.
There are few people who send their girl child to school but offer very little support. This becomes more difficult to these girls when they want to attend secondary education. Malawi secondary education is very difficult to attain as most schools are far apart from each other 45 to 50 kilometers. The whole of Rumphi district has only one girl boarding secondary school and 10 community day secondary schools. There are few private secondary schools but school fees are very expensive. Poverty level in our district is very high, 86% of the people are in dire poverty and Malawi as a country is second from the last poorest country in African ratings. Poor families send their children to community day secondary schools. Life is unbearable in these education facilities. There are no boarding facilities and students prepare their own food, look for their own accommodation closer to the school and some walk long distances (5 to 10 Kilometers) to attend day classes. There are high school dropouts due to early marriages, early pregnancies and lack of girl’s bathrooms for them to change their pads when they are in menstrual period. Most girls are absent from classes for a period of seven days to avoid embarrassment from boys. The situation is worse to vulnerable girls like orphans, disabled and albinos. Orphans are forced to get married by their relatives, disabled people are unable to attend classes due to distance while albinos are cannot withstand the flies and hit conditions when going to school.
Roscher youth development center is striving to address the situation by engaging the students, parents and teachers in forums where issues hampering girl’s education are discussed and necessary recommendations are put in place. We have aligned a number of activities in line with the project goal. The project would need money to engage government to enforce child rights related laws, sensitize the community on the need to support girl’s students, and support poor girls with school necessities like note books and pens. Mother group committees will be empowered through trainings to push for bye laws that protect the rights of girls in the Rumphi community. On the other hand the project will provide wheel chairs to disabled girls provide lotion to albinos and offer basic support to orphaned girls.
PROJECT GOAL
“Enhanced girl’s education through parental, students and teacher’s engagement”
PROJECT OBJECTIVE
To promote girl child education
To reduce girls early marriages.
To reduce HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmitted infections among the young girls.
To combat the harmful cultural beliefs that hampers girls’ education in the country.
TARGET GROUP
The project is targeting vulnerable children’s such as orphans, disabled and albinos.
PLEASE WATCH FOR OUR CAMPAIGN TO COME HERE ON BLUPELA TO RAISE FUNDS NEEDED FOR THIS SUPPORT

Votes3 DateDec 17, 2015

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*Rights

Stand Up with Roscher Youth Development and the Association of People with Albinism in Malawi

Roscher Youth Development Center
MALAWI – “Why killing us like goats or chicken?,” cries Emmie Chirwa a 32 year old albino, following the massive killings and abduction of persons with albinism in Malawi by some business operators and individuals.
Witch Doctors
The suspects are reported to be engaging in the malpractice following beliefs by witch doctors that albino’s body parts are used to make charms and spells that bring good luck and wealth, including success in politics or private gain in commercial business ventures.
Witch doctors are reportedly paying as much as $75,000 for a full set of albino body parts, and relatives have been implicated in the kidnapping and murder of children who have been snatched from their beds.
Missing Albinos
The Association of People with Albinism in Malawi says more than twenty six people have been killed and several others missing since December last year, forcing the country’s President Peter Mutharika to order the police to arrest all people responsible for the malpractice and tighten security for albinos in order to curb the behavior.
“I am deeply shocked with continued reports of killings and abduction of people with albinism,” said Mutharika during an emergency press conference held in the capital, Lilongwe, in reaction to the killings of the 68 and 25 year old women in the southern districts of Zomba and Mulanje.
The Zomba victim was reported missing and later found dead with her head, arms and legs decapitated.
“We can no longer go out and do social and economic activities for fear of being killed,” expresses Chirwa. “We have become slaves in our own country.”
Business Tycoons
Fresh reports show that some business tycoons in Machinga district, home of Malawi’s first multiparty President Bakili Muluzi, have formed a special syndicate to kill and abduct albinos. The suspects are reportedly paying gangs to kill and hunt down albinos.
The situation is said to be worse in the areas of Chief Kawinga, Mkowola, Mchinguza, Ntaja, Ngokwe and other places bordering Mozambique, and the presence of the network has resulted in many children both living with albinism or not dropping out of school for fear of being abducted or killed.
Graves Exhumed
The District Police Officer in Charge Gideon Nahumu, told The AfricaPaper that so far several children with albinism have been rescued; one is still missing while graves are being exhumed every week.
“We have so far committed 16 cases to Zomba High Court from this district only in connections with the killing, and abductions of the victims,” Nahumu explained. “We have also arrested five more people on Tuesday for exhuming the body of a person with albinism.”
Recently, President Mutharika swapped Muluzi’s son Atupele who was Minister of Mines and Natural resources, with Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Paul Chibingu, a development that some quarters believe is a deliberate move by the president so that the young Muluzi can tighten security for the victims in his home district and surrounding areas.
Shoot to Kill
Meanwhile, the Malawi Police Inspector General, Lexen Kachama has ordered the law enforcers to shoot anyone attacking or abducting albinos in an attempt to curb the malpractice, but local human rights activists say, the police chief’s directive – shoot to kill the suspects may conceal evidence about dealers who recruit the albinos’ killers.
President Mutharika has since asked the courts to render stiff sentences to offenders which include minimum of 10 years imprisonment with hard labour, and a special judge has been assigned to deal with albinos’ court cases to speed up trials.
“The perpetrators of this act are barbaric, and I call upon our colleagues in the judicial to seriously consider the need for speedy trials of all suspects arrested in connection with the attacks and killings so that we pull in one direction as government,” Mutharika said during the press conference.
Vicious Attacks
Meanwhile, the UN officials have condemned the killing of albinos in Malawi, Burundi and Tanzania, and have warned of a sharp increase especially in the Malawi’s Machinga district.
“These attacks are often stunningly vicious, with children in particular being targeted,” said Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, in a statement.
Copied from Neighbors
Malawian business men are reported to have copied the belief from neighboring Tanzanian witch doctors, and the Tanzanian government in January this year banned witch doctors from operating in the country, following reports that they were highly contributing to the malpractice.
Tanzania’s decision to sentence to death four people for the murder of an albino woman is “setting an example” amid a wave of albino killings, the country’s human rights commission said.
The Tanzanian High court on Thursday March 5, this year, sentenced to death four people for killing and hacking off legs and hands of an albino woman in 2008. The convicts include a husband to the deceased.
Solution
Despite the huge human life lose; Malawi government is not doing enough to stop the barbaric killing. Soft punishments are given to the convicts, the community is not sensitized to be responsible in respecting the rights of the albinos and the witchdoctors are not brought to book as a final solution to the malpractice.
Roscher youth development would like to embark on engagement with the duty bearers and massive community sensitization on the rights of albino.
The project will engage police, courts and the youths to take a full responsibility in the protection of albino people. The community will form protection committees that will work hand in hand with the police and community police. The protection committees will develop byelaws that will give powers to the community to take action against those who will be found or involved in this business.
For more information and how to get involved please contact us here on our spotlight on the Blupela network.
Thank you
Moir Walita
Founder of Roscher Youth Development Center

Votes3 DateDec 16, 2015


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