Celebrate International Day of the Girl by joining the South African Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, MIET AFRICA, Days for Girls, UNFPA ESA, and partners on 6 October for a webinar on ‘Promoting female empowerment and dignity though choice of menstrual products’. Hear from leading panellists in the field as we take a closer look at washable pads in South Africa. Registration link coming soon!
Most agree we should be wearing masks whenever we are out – masks are mandatory! And here’s a reminder from a Gr 9 student at one of MIET AFRICA’s FutureLife-Now! schools, David Ramushu Secondary School in Zambia. Conwell Chikunki created this short film about health precautions, Covid-19 awareness and the importance of wearing a mask during #Covid-19. It was scripted by youth facilitators at the school, Macrove Mulauli and Margo Martha Musongo Musonda.
FutureLife-Now! is a SADC programme focused on improving the knowledge, health, and confidence of young people in the SADC region so that we can reach the goal of ZERO new HIV infections and fewer unplanned pregnancies so that young men and women can reach their full potential. The FutureLife-Now! COVID-19 Emergency Response is a humanitarian relief project which supports and strengthens SADC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is currently being rolled out in the pilot schools in the region.
As part of establishing an e-platform at 10 FutureLife-Now! schools in Malawi, MIET AFRICA wishes to procure specific products to mitigate the disruption of schooling during due to school closures, lockdowns and physical distancing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
MIET AFRICA, through its regional school-based programme, FutureLife-Now! will establish an effective e-platform that will allow for online communication, meetings, workshops, and dialogue exchanges. Quotations must be submitted by email to by 12 noon on 9 September 2020. Prospective bidders must in the submission a minimum of a one-year warranty on all hardware and software, delivery to school and set-up costs of laptops, projectors, and screens. It should also include evidence of ability to deliver the described scope of work and value for money. Click here to read the full ToR and for submission details.