By Aubrey Kathumba
Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) says it is satisfied with the milestones brought by the Yes I Do project in tackling child marriages and teen pregnancies.
The project aims at encouraging young people to access sexual and reproductive health support in order to avoid teen pregnancies.
Speaking to during an engagement meeting in the area of Tradiotional Authority Liwonde in Machinga district, aimed at tackling increased teen pregnancies and child marriages during the Covid-19 period, FPAM’s Director of Programmes Tazirwa chipeta said through the project they have seen positive results as people in the targeted communities have been testifying about the changes that have come under the project.
“It was interesting to learn that through coordination of different components in the society it has brought positive results for the project as we have seen the community which had bad indicators of teenage pregnancies testifying the milestones brought under the project,” Chipeta said.
She further acknowledged the impact of by-laws that were introduced in the area of Traditional Authority Liwonde which she said they will help young girls in the community if they are taken seriously.
The meeting has also helped at collectively coming up with resolutions as a district as it has involved all relevant government stakeholders at district level.