Building Skills for Jobs This project will run from 2017-2021, and is supported by NORAD/The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation through SIU (Norwegian centre for international cooperation in education). The goal is to help young adults to acquire the skills that are in demand in the labour market in developing countries, or to make it possible for them to create their own workplace. In order to achieve this, the quality of vocational skills training will be improved, entreprepreneurship training will be extended, and a career centre will open in July 2017. Cooperation between NYO, companies and lending institutions will be strengthened. Our goal is for at least 50% of our students to secure jobs or self employment within six months after graduation. Plan Malawi - Enhancing Youth Participation and Governance The project was implemented in 2016 with support from Plan Malawi. The project aims at enhancing the participation of young people in decision making processes and ensure good governance at local level. Objectives include improving the capacity and confidence of youth to meaningfully participate in decision making processes in governance structures and to enable youth to understand their role in society and communicate with policy makers. The key achievements in as far as the project is concerned include the increased capacity of youth in demanding good governance at the local level and greater youth involvement in development initiatives at all levels.
FK Project The organisation in 2012 in collaboration with Flora Upper Secondary of Norway initiated an exchange programme. The project is entitled; Vocational and entrepreneurship skills training – a ladder to development. The objective is to strengthen each organization as regional development partners. Goals include improving the quality of training, capacity and exchange of language and culture. The scope of exchange was expanded by bringing in Uganda Youth Skills Training Organisation (UYSTO) as a partner. A total of 8 participants participated in the exchange in 2016. 2 Malawians were went to Norway (1boy, 1 girl) and 2 to Uganda (1boy, 1girl) and also hosted two Norwegians (1male, 1 female), two Ugandans (1 male, 1 female). Kumudzi Kuwale Limited Kumudzi Kuwale is a social enterprise working within off-grid renewable energy, established and owned by Nkhotakota Youth Organisation. The enterprise was established in late 2013 and employs 15 people as of November 2014. The operations were started up from a grant in 2014. For more information visit the website of Kumudzi Kuwale. Tilitonse - Deepening Citizen Voice for Good Governance The project focuses on the management of development funds such as the LDF, CDF and School Improvement Grant. The goal of the project is to contribute to improving governance of funds by the two traditional authorities in Nkhotakota district by 2017.
"A society respectful of human rights, where individuals are self-reliant, free of HIV and AIDS, and effectively participating in socio- economic development"
Through our centres, activities and projects, we continue to empower young people with the skills and mindset necessary for improving their future