MIET AFRICA and SAfAIDS will host an online community discussion on Thursday, 29 October. Hear from learners, educators and local traditional, religious and political leaders about catalysing localised community action in reducing sexual and reproductive health risks and vulnerabilities among adolescent girls and young women in schools, during and post COVID-19. This is the first webinar in this series, starting in Zambia but it is open to all, even outside of Zambia. Click here to register your attendance and here to view the flyer.
MIET AFRICA seeks to employ an Enrolled Nurse and a Clinical Nurse to take responsibility for provision of biomedical services in the Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s (AGYW) Programme in Abaqulusi sub-district, in the Zululand district of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Both are contract positions, and the successful applicants will be based at MIET AFRICA’s district office in Vryheid (Zululand District). Deadline for applications is Friday, 23 October 2020. Click here to view the job applications and how to apply.
Want to discuss the global challenges posed by climate change with other young people?
UN CC:Learn is hosting a series of Virtual Youth Climate Dialogues that will bring together young people from all across the globe in a series of discussions about climate change and green economy. Register yourself below to get a chance to participate:
WATCH MIET AFRICA’s short video about how we are involved in this initiative.
MIET AFRICA is pleased to announce that its Chairperson of the Board Prof John Volmink will receive an honorary doctorate from the prestigious Stellenbosch University (SU). SU’s honorary doctorates are a way of acknowledging the remarkable work of individuals who are regarded as role models and an inspiration to Stellenbosch graduates. In a statement released by the University’s Corporate Communications Department, Prof Volmink was acknowledged as a leader in the education field.
“Through his exceptional leadership skills, Prof John David Volmink has made an outstanding contribution to education, in particular, to curriculum reform, the advancement of mathematics education and the quality assurance of schooling in post-apartheid South Africa. Every post-apartheid minister of education requested him to play a leading role in the transformation of education. In addition to serving as chairperson of Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training,
We’re Hiring || Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s Programme
Various positions have become available in the Global Fund grant for the Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s (AGYW) Programme in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal. Positions include HIV testing service counsellors, child and youth care workers, peer trainers and social workers.
Mawela Community Development is a sub-sub-recipient of MIET AFRICA – a sub-recipient of the Aids Foundation of Southern Africa (AFSA), the primary recipient of the AGYW In and Out of School of the Global Fund grant for the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022.
These are contract positions and local applicants will be preferred. Closing date for all applications is Monday, 5 October 2020.
See below for current vacancies:
The SADC Secretariat, UNESCO, UNICEF, MIET AFRICA and key partners held a successful webinar on 3 September which provided a platform for exchange between education leaders and stakeholders on good practices and challenges related to the re-opening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinar highlighted the close relationship between health and education and the negative impact COVID-19 has had in this regard. Lockdowns highlighted pre-existing challenges facing schools, for example infrastructure and governance, and other roles that schools play aside from education, for example in nutrition. A key takeaway message is that at the systemic level, it is necessary to build resilient and robust systems, and it was acknowledged that the following elements were critical: infrastructure, capacity building, (e.g. equip teachers with ICT skills), financing, psycho-social well-being of educators, and the building of partnerships.
Click here to read the report and see below to download presentations.
Join us on 6 October for a webinar discussing why managing menstruation with dignity is a human right, and why product choice is an important part of bringing that right into reality.
Click here to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K90Dm89YRYOgMIvO7E5Ogg
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.