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Papers/Reports | March 2, 2013

Protecting Malawian Children and Youth Through Social and Financial Entrepreneurship

This learning paper outlines the experiences and preliminary findings of a collaboration between Catholic Relief Services and Aflatoun. The program was designed to help strengthen the child protection function of Children's Corners in Malawi. Vulnerable children ages 6 to 18 years old received financial and social enterprise training. This training strengthened their self-confidence, taught them their rights and responsibilities and helped them develop practical skills for saving, spending, planning and budgeting.

CONTENTS

  • Executive summary

  • Background

  • Brigher Futures project

  • Methodology

  • Implementing the program

  • Findings

  • Challenges

  • Recommendations

  • Conclusions