The MWAYI/MASYAP collaborated apprenticeship program recruits needy young women from MASYAP HIV/AIDS Support Groups to empower them financially and intellectually. The tailoring program officially launched in May 2017. The pilot program recruited five students. MWAYI and MASYAP both work in empowerment of local women and girls both in and out of school.
The event was aimed at educating Muslim women on the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS to meet one of the core objectives of MASYAP.
In the year 2017, MASYAP has managed to include all of its support groups on the loan scheme due to its successful running in the year.
Youth groups met to share experiences and discuss issues affecting their support groups in their various areas.
The MASYAP Youth drama competition was conducted to encourage performing arts as a way of spreading HIV/AIDS messages to the popular masses.
The 2017 Women’s Annual General Meeting was held on 7th October 2017 at IQRA Propagation centre in Blantyre.
Netball matches were scheduled in respective areas and the final four teams met at Bangwe Youth Centre Ground for the Semi-final matches.
The program was aimed at training women on how to manage their businesses and finances.
In some of the rural districts in Southern Malawi, including areas where MASYAP works, ‘Hyena’ men are paid to have sex with girls as young as 12. This is a cultural ritual of ‘sexual cleansing’ that occurs when a girl