There are 23 MASYAP youth groups who meet two-four times a month. They are made up of both HIV positive and HIV negative girls aged 12-24. Workshops to help increase understanding of HIV/AIDS are run, as well as organised sports trainings in both netball and cricket.
MASYAP’s 28 women’s support groups meet regularly and are made of both HIV positive and HIV negative women. Frequent workshops are run for the women in these groups relating to issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
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
The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HPTN) and HIV Prevention Trials network are collaborating in doing a research/study to assess whether the anti-HIV antibody called VRC01 made from the laboratory may be able to prevent HIV infection in people who are
MASYAP played a friendly netball game against Chichiri Prison on Saturday 23 July 2016 at the Chichiri prison ground. Seven girls were picked from MASYAP’s numerous youth group netball teams around the Blantyre region and their fellow youth group members followed to support them. The MASYAP team won the game
Due to the poor rains in Malawi this year, many of MASYAP’s members have found it a struggle to secure food for themselves. Thanks to a donation from Madiha Bakir, one of MASYAP’s board members, and donors in Luton, UK,
With help businesswoman Mrs. Mpango, MASYAP visited her home town in Balaka, in order to spread information about HIV, as well as the work that MASYAP does. After talks by our Support Group Coordinator Marriam, and our Youth and HTC
Last week, MASYAP visited Nchalo, to the south of Blantyre, in order to conduct HIV testing. Our Support Group Coordinator and our Youth and HTC Officer both talked to the women about HIV, before giving a small quiz on the
Due to the success of MASYAP’s visit to Mulanje in April, this month we returned to continue the work that we started last time. The day started with a talk about HIV/AIDS given by our Support Group Coordinator, who talked
World Appeal has donated a further £4,000 to MASYAP, £2,000 of which was donated by Challney Girls School in Luton. Thanks so much! Half of this will go towards expanding MASYAP’s recently created youth microfinance scheme (read more here), allowing
Our first newsletter of 2016 is available below. Please have a look, it has been a very busy few months for MASYAP! MASYAP quarterly newsletter April 2016 Please get in contact if you would like a copy emailed to you
At the end of February, MASYAP were one of the beneficiaries of a fundraiser held at Ryall’s Hotel, Blantyre, by Road to Relief. The African-themed event started off with entertainment like traditional music and dances, before a meal, raffle and