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Welcome to the first in a series of FutureLife-Now! newsletters, designed to share information, good practices and lessons learnt related to the education, health and development of young people in the SADC Region. Whether you are a young person, a teacher, a health worker, a parent or caregiver, or policy maker, we hope that you will find this enjoyable and useful reading. Click here to access the newsletter. To sign up to receive the quarterly newsletter, email firstname.lastname@example.org
A consultant is required to assist the partners in the design, development and implementation of a radio programme that promotes the health and wellbeing of young people in the SADC region. The consultant will work in collaboration with the FutureLife-Now! radio programming team at MIET AFRICA. The radio programme will be implemented in the four FutureLife-Now! Member States (Lesotho, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe). Click here for the full ToR.
Although no sector of society is spared the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, education has been hard hit by the disruption to schooling. However, the implications of school closures, lockdowns and physical distancing can be mitigated. In response to these disruptions MIET AFRICA will establish an effective e-platform at its 10 FutureLife-Now! schools in Lesotho, that will allow for online communication, meetings, workshops and dialogue exchanges. As part of establishing the e-platform at the 10 Lesotho FutureLife-Now! schools, MIET AFRICA wishes to also procure specific products. Click here for the full ToR and submission details.
MIET AFRICA requires a service provider to supply and install an upgradeable solar system to the 10 FutureLife-Now! Schools in Lesotho. Despite efforts from government and other stakeholders, the level of households in Lesotho connected to the grid is still low. To enable the effective functioning of an e-platform at the 10 FutureLife-Now! schools in Lesotho, the programme will supply and install solar systems. Quotations must be submitted by email by 12 noon on 24 August 2020. Quotations must include delivery to school and should include evidence of ability to deliver the described scope of work and value for money. Click here for the full ToR and submission details.
MIET AFRICA’s regional school-based programme, FutureLife-Now! is supporting 10 schools in Zimbabwe. To enable the effective functioning of an e-platform at each of the schools, is making available the necessary hardware and software, including the provision of solar systems. MIET AFRICA requires a service provider to supply and install an upgradeable solar system to the 10 FutureLife-Now! Schools in Zimbabwe. Closing date for the submission application is 26 August 2020. Click here for more information and the full ToR.
MIET AFRICA requires a service provider to supply and install solar power to 10 FutureLife-Now! secondary schools in Malawi. Malawi’s growing population contributes to an increasingly energy-stressed country. The National Energy Policy attributes an estimated 93% of total energy demand to biomass energy. The supply of 320 MW installed generation capacity falls short on the connected demand which leads to frequent load shedding. As a result, the FutureLife-Now! programme seeks to ensure that solar power is supplied and installed at the 10 FutureLife-Now! schools. Click here for the full ToR and submission details.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted society’s ways of working and living and created a new set of demands for governments and civil society organizations to ensure that key services remain available and accessible. MIET AFRICA seeks to engage a consultant to conduct a research study that investigates the impact of COVID-19 on adolescents and young people in the SADC and East Africa regions. A specific focus of this research is the effect of COVID-19 on the sexual reproductive health and rights of adolescents and young people and the disruption it has caused to their education and social lives. Click here for more information and submission details.
FutureLife-Now! is a regional programme designed to address the scourge of HIV and the associated challenges related to gender and climate change. To achieve its goal of reducing new HIV infections and increasing adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) amongst children and youth in the SADC Region, the programme leverages the successful SADC Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Framework—developed in the early 2000s and which, in 2018, reached over 30 million of the region’s learners with support services.
What makes FutureLife-Now! unique?
- It combines three key ingredients necessary for behaviour change amongst youth: (1) knowledge; (2) access to services and support; and (3) agency (power to make decisions and take action)
- It brings together two critical elements for human development—education and health— by strengthening linkages between schools and health facilities
To promote greater self-confidence,
Throughout SA’s lockdown, MIET AFRICA has supported its employees with various initiatives to ease and mitigate the negative affects the pandemic has placed on its staff, its projects, and its project beneficiaries. We are pleased that projects which reach the most vulnerable continue uninterrupted. Allowing those staff who can, to work from home, regular project and staff meetings, and the introduction of a sophisticated digital platform to integrate all administration, procurement and project workflow, MIET AFRICA is still hard at work fulfilling our purpose – to improve the lives of children and youth.
Despite all the assistance, MIET AFRICA EXCO recognize that these are trying times for staff but with messages such as these from EXCO, we know we are being heard and supported.
An excerpt from a message from MIET AFRICA’s EXCO to all MIET AFRICA staff:
Dear MIET AFRICANS,