Youth Net and Counseling (YONECO) says it is satisfied with the progress of the Get Up, Speak Out (GUSO) project in Mangochi district.
This was said during a monitoring visit by the organization and its partners Simavi.
Executive Director for YONECO, MacBain Mkandawire said it is encouraging that young people are able to utilize the youth healthy friendly services in the hospitals.
“The impact of the project can be seen from young people themselves because they now have the ability to engage with different stake holders and they are also able to advocate for the services,” he said.
Mkandawire said that the increased awareness of the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases is also a reflection of the good fruits of the GUSO project.
In her remarks, Senior Programs Manager at SIMAVI, Loan Liem said it is very encouraging that the youth are able to express themselves and to stand on what they want.
“It is exciting that traditional leaders are also in the fore front guiding the youth into the importance if access the youth friendly healthy services and it is encouraging that they are able to stand out.”
Get Up Speak Out project is which is being implemented by YONECO in two Traditional Authorities of Mponda and Nankhumba in Mangochi district with funding from Simavi.