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.
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
MASYAP has begun to expand its microfinance scheme to some of the youth we work with; in total, 26 girls will be involved in the pilot scheme. At the beginning of this week, 17 girls from around Blantyre received microfinance
On Saturday 19th March MASYAP visited Mulanje, an area just outside Blantyre, to conduct HIV testing and counselling. The day started with a talk about HIV, followed by a quiz to test the knowledge they had been given.
In celebration of World AIDS day (held internationally on 1st December), MASYAP had its own event with stakeholders, press and 360 MASYAP members in attendance. MASYAP women and youth members enjoyed presenting poems, drama performances and songs to the other
On Wednesday, MASYAP were invited to attend the first Blantytre Police Candlelight. The AIDS Candelight memorial started in America in 1983, and is an event used to remember and reflect on those who have died from HIV/AIDS, by lighting a