Terms of Reference for Procurement of External Audit | Service for the Period 2021

Terms of Reference for Procurement of External Audit | Service for the Period 2021

MIET AFRICA’s Cooperation partner wishes to engage the services of an audit firm for the purpose of auditing the FoRCESA – Frontiers of Resistance – Championing Children’s Rights across ESA Project, as stipulated in the agreement between MIET AFRICA and Save the Children International. The audit shall be carried out in accordance with international audit standards issued by IAASB. The audit shall be carried out by an external, independent and qualified auditor. Click hereto access the full Terms of Reference for more details and to submit.

Help Rebuild Family Home & Lives

Help Rebuild Family Home & Lives

The family home of a beloved and hardworking MIET AFRICAN burnt down on New Years’ Day, 1 January 2022, resulting in devastation for the family. The accidental fire started during a time when there had been no electricity in the area for two days, so cell batteries were flat.

When the emergency services were finally reached, they were battling other fires and unfortunately took a while to arrive – and then ran short of water.

Heroic neighbours rescued the family members stuck inside the house and got them out of the burning building to safety. Thankfully nobody was hurt.

However, the fire quickly engulfed the house destroying it completely, together with all their possessions, leaving them with nothing.

Please help us to rebuild their home and lives!

Even the smallest contribution will be greatly appreciated.

Please click on the following link to donate https://clickndonate.com/help-rebuild-family-home-lives-goal-r5-000/

Presentations and Recordings | The Second National Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Conference

Presentations and Recordings | The Second National Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Conference

MIET AFRICA, in partnership with the Department of Basic Education in South Africa, the National Education Collaboration Trust, and UNICEF South Africa hosted the second national Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Conference from 24 – 26 November 2021. Under the theme of ‘Reimagining Care and Support Taking Stock: Education Recovery and Continuity’, the conference brought together sector stakeholders and partners into dialogue on the collaboration between government and its non-government partners necessary for delivering on the national care and support mandate in the country.

Preceding the conference, the week kicked off with the Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference (22-23 November 2021) recognized as key to gender responsive and socially inclusive education, which culminated in the launch of the Breaking the Silence Reality Documentary Series (28 November 2021).

Taking place over three days,

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

FutureLife-Now! Newsletter Out Now!

It was a brave young girl named Shannel Dhiriza who prompted learners at Murape Secondary School in Zimbabwe to start the “Roses of Hope-Murape” club, to fundraise for vulnerable learners at the school who need a helping hand. Read about Shannel’s story and more in the latest edition of FutureLife-Now! News out now! Click here to read the full edition.

 

We are Hiring | Training Co-ordinator |“I read, I lead” Project: Umlazi District | KwaZulu-Natal

We are Hiring | Training Co-ordinator |“I read, I lead” Project: Umlazi District | KwaZulu-Natal

MIET AFRICA, seeks to appoint a training co-ordinator to provide training and support to a cluster of 10 secondary schools in the Umlazi District, KwaZulu-Natal. MIET AFRICA, in partnership with the Umlazi Education District and the Zenex Foundation, will be implementing a two-year pilot project to improve reading with understanding amongst Grade 8 and 9 learners. Closing date for applications: 15 December 2021. Click here for more information and to apply.

Renewing Commitment to Young People || Eastern and Southern Africa Recommitting Today for a Better Africa Tomorrow!

Renewing Commitment to Young People || Eastern and Southern Africa Recommitting Today for a Better Africa Tomorrow!

Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services are critical to the health and wellbeing of adolescents and young people. When access to CSE and SRHR services are restricted, the consequences are detrimental, especially for girls’ health and rights.

The past two years of school disruptions and COVID-19 lockdowns demonstrate this phenomenon, as the region is witnessing rising numbers of adolescent girls and young women who have become pregnant during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Such stories demand heightened attention to ensuring adolescents and young people have access to CSE and SRHR services and support, especially during emergencies.

A regional consultation on the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) Commitment on Young People was held from 11-12 October 2021 to map out the journey forward until 2030. Participants reflected on the importance of continuing the regional commitment to young people’s health and development,

Not Enough Desks? Build Your Own! || Learners Empowered with Woodworking Skills at Chibombo Secondary

Not Enough Desks? Build Your Own! || Learners Empowered with Woodworking Skills at Chibombo Secondary

A shortage of desks posed a challenge for Chibombo Boarding Secondary School – especially in light of COVID-19 and the need to social distance. The school reached out to the FutureLife-Now! Programme for assistance. But the request was not for ready-made desks. Instead, it was for wood, metal and paint – the materials needed to build their own desks.

Built in 1986, Chibombo Boarding Secondary School is one of the oldest boarding schools in Zambia. Initially accommodating 300 learners, the school’s popularity has grown in leaps and bounds. Situated in the central part of the Chibombo District, near the Great North Road, the school attracts a lot of learners and current demand means that it caters for approximately 1 200 learners .

It is no surprise then that Chibombo Boarding Secondary faced many challenges in terms of infrastructure, including a shortage of desks. The coronavirus pandemic,

Umbwi Secondary School Learners Count Their Chickens || Poultry Farming Initiative Provides Bursary Support for Learners

Umbwi Secondary School Learners Count Their Chickens || Poultry Farming Initiative Provides Bursary Support for Learners

What do you do when over 50 learners need bursaries and there is only enough funding for 20% of them? If you are a learner at Umbwi Secondary School based in Dedza, Malawi, you start a poultry farming project to raise the necessary funds.

The school is solely dependent on government funding, and there is never enough money to support the many poverty-stricken learners who attend the school. For example, from the 2020 Form 1 selection list, the school had 53 learners who needed bursary support, but only enough money to provide bursaries to 11 learners. This means that dropout rates are high.

As one of the pilot schools in the FutureLife-Now! programme, Umbwi’s learners, with technical assistance from their teachers and the FutureLife-Now! youth facilitator, submitted a proposal to MIET AFRICA for support to carry out a learner-centred poultry farming project.

The proposal was accepted and the FutureLife-Now!

You Are Not Alone || Roses of Hope Lends a Hand to Vulnerable Learners

You Are Not Alone || Roses of Hope Lends a Hand to Vulnerable Learners

It was a brave young girl named Shannel Dhiriza who prompted learners at Murape Secondary School to start the “Roses of Hope-Murape” club. The purpose of the club is to fundraise for vulnerable learners at the school who need a helping hand.

It is estimated that 8 800 children lose one or both parents, or their primary caregiver, every year in Zimbabwe1. This has led to many child- and youth-headed households, where young people are left to live alone and look after themselves. However, without an economically active adult, these children face overwhelming challenges.

One such situation came to the attention of the Headmaster of Murape Secondary School, Lameck Chahwanda. Chahwanda is a preacher as well as Headmaster and takes regular trips around the community to preach and give comfort. During one such trip he visited the home of learner, Shannel Dhiriza, and discovered how difficult her life had become.