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The Hunger Project in the News
The Japanese government has provided a grant of US$240,000 to three organisations to embark on development projects in their respective communities. The beneficiary organisations are the Institute for Sustainable Democratic Development (ISDED) in the Zabzugu District in the Northern Region, which received US$81,200 for the construction of a Children’s Ward at the Zabzugu Hospital; the Kpone-Katamanso District Assembly in the Greater Accra Region, which received US$80,800 for the construction of culverts and drains on a feeder road, and the Hunger Project in the Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region, which got US$77,200 to construct a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at Asafora. Read the full story at Graphic Online.
The Hunger Project in Malawi has described myths and cultural norms as the major challenges that they are facing in the distribution of female condoms across the country. As stated by the country director of Hunger Project, Rowlands Kaotcha at the commemoration of the Global Female Condom Day, the preponderance of myths surrounding the use of condoms as well as certain reigning cultural norms continue to pose significant challenges. However, Kaotcha also commended the organization’s success in increasing condom distribution and advised that more educational materials be written in vernacular languages to become accessible to more people. Read the full story here.
In Malawi, local netball powerhouses, Tigresses and Thunder Queens, are determined to make the most of their test match scheduled at the Blantyre Youth Centre. The Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) General Secretary, Carol Bapu, said The Hunger Project Malawi has supported the match to raise awareness on females’ condoms. “The Hunger Project Malawi saw the need to involve netball in their programme because the sport is mostly played by women. They felt using Tigresses and Thunder Queens, who are crowd-pullers, will help them advance awareness on condoms for females,” she said. Read the full story at The Times Malawi.
On September 30, 2016, Malawi will commemorate Global Female Condom Day. This year, the theme is “Dance4Demand and Access to Female Condoms for the Youth.” The Hunger Project Malawi and PSI Malawi are organising the event, which will commence with a solidarity walk from Chichiri Shoprite to Blantyre Youth Centre where the function will take place. HIV and Nutrition Programme Officer at The Hunger Project Malawi, Grace Chikowi, said the day, which falls on September 16 every year, is important because it enlightens people on the importance of female condoms in prevention of HIV/Aids, other STIs and unplanned pregnancies. Read the full story at The Times Malawi.
In Bangladesh, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh (THPB) and British Council jointly organized a four-day training session with the goal of creating a new generation of young leaders. At the inaugural session of the Active Citizens Youth Leadership Training (ACYLT), the main theme was 'Globally Connected, Locally Engaged.' Speakers addressing the inaugural session emphasized that "the youths, particularly the students in higher seats of learning, should be built as worthy citizens so that they can contribute positively to the society and the nation." Read the full story at Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.