FutureLife-Now! is a new regional programme that’s builds on the successful Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) framework developed in the early 2000’s and that, in 2018, reached over 27 million of the region’s learners with support services. This innovative approach has strengthened the education sector’s ability to respond to the growing numbers of vulnerable children and youth in the region, by providing child and youth-friendly services in support of health, gender, migration, food security, violence and other challenges. By bringing together two critical elements for human development – education and health – and by building upon the systems’ strengthening and policy development that has taken place through CSTL, FutureLife-Now! aims to promote greater self-confidence and hope for the present and future among young people in the SADC region. A combination of activities that includes strengthened HIV education policies, enhanced Comprehensive Sexuality Education, access to youth-friendly HIV/SRHR services facilitated through schools, peer-support groups on health and other life challenges, and targeted programming for boys will contribute to the programme’s overall objective of reducing new HIV infections and increasing adherence to ART amongst children and youth in the SADC region. Read more.
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- Presentations from the recent Regional CSTL Technical Committee Meeting and FutureLife-Now! Regional Task Team Meeting are available for download. Click here for access. ... Read More »
TERMS OF REFERENCE | Research Study into the Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescents and Young people in the SADC RegionThe 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 … ... Read More »
- The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in massive closure of schools as governments across the world try to contain the spread of the virus. This has heightened the vulnerability of children and youth, putting them at greater risk of harm from dysfunctional care environments, and adoption of unhealthy behaviours. The FutureLife-Now! programme is finding alternative ways to support this vulnerable population. MIET AFRICA requires a service provider to provide a solution that enables the FutureLife-Now! programme to engage beneficiaries via interactive SMS solutions for the period 1 September to 31 December 2020. The target number of beneficiaries enrolled in the programme … ... Read More »
- MIET AFRICA requires a service provider to supply and install a modular upgradeable solar system to 10 FutureLife-Now! schools in Zambia. An increase in economic activity has led to an increased energy demand in the country which has resulted in nationwide load shedding schedules which last up to 12 hours a day. To mitigate the effects and to ensure learning continues, the FutureLife-Now! programme will provide support to the 10 FutureLife-Now! schools in Zambia by supplying and installing solar systems. Click here for Terms of Reference and submission requirements. All quotations must be submitted by email by 12 noon on … ... Read More »
- Towards the end of 2019 FutureLife-Now! (FLN), in collaboration with the Malawian Ministry of Education Science and Technology, delivered 100 bags of maize and 10 bags of ground nuts to 300 vulnerable students in Central Malawi. This will help alleviate food insecurity and prevent student dropout at these schools. It is widely accepted that educational achievement and remaining in school can protect young people, especially girls, against HIV infection. In 2019, the Malawi FLN pilot schools reported an increase in student dropout due to food insecurity. According to the Malawi Ministry of Agriculture and Water Development, as of July 2019, … ... Read More »