Development is defined as the process where by physical transformation on people and the environment is recognised. Arcoding to the process of decentralisation where powers are to decide what to have as development in the community is vested in the people themselves, but how many people are aware that every development is for people by the people.
We have seen with evidence that development is really taking its pace, peoples lives have transformed and several things have changed to better, but how many people can stand and say this or that development have been done with my contribution from planning, implementation and monitoring.
Several development initiatives are brought to the community without consultations from the beneficiaries of the development.
We are the people of Malawi . We seek control of our development and wel being. The social progress and justice that was promised by our founding fathers, is still not happening, and the children have become victims of abuse and not pure future leaders. CEAF Malawi shall therefore represent all children in Malawi to create a future leadership that understands human rights, social justice, democracy and compassion for the people.We believe the future leadership should be nurtured in the know of all principles of democracy, human rights,economic development, political tolerance and justice. This shall be achieved through a forum that all children can be involved in, that accords them access to information, interactive participation in innovation and the will to engage in community development work and planning. This should be introduced to people when they are still young.
CEAF Malawi aims at the pursuit of the following in Malawi: Empower Children , and reduce their vulnerability, exploitation and abuse in rural areas; Engaging proper child friendly HIV/AIDS services, reduction of crime and prostitution amongst youth; combat environmental threats; reduce conflict & train youth to promote social equality, democracy & human rights with a view to have a future Malawian leadership with a conscience.
CEAF Malawi therefore creates and maintain a cohesive Malawian Community and, enhancing a child friendly Malawi.
“CEAF Malawi works with International and Malawian organizations, parents, leaders and practitioners working with children within Chikwawa and through out the country to raise awareness and educate everyone about issues affecting the welfare of children so we can all act to protect them from abuse and harm”
CEAF Malawi shall exist as an advocacy organisation of all children in Malawi . It is an organisation where children and young people’ rights will be advocated for, interact, network and share ideas, whilst representing the voice of the vulnerable child.CEAF Malawi shall be the vindication that children can be advocates for democracy, peace and human rights. It will present to the child, the importance of understanding the underlying reasons behind child exploitation and offer the best solutions to avoid the growing exploitation of children in Malawi .
Protecting the next generation through this generation.
Malawian Child needs a clear, and peaceful direction. They are torn by the violence around them driven by their parents or guadians. These are the innocent people who have no one to offer them an alternative to the abuse,exploitation and violence,forced prostitution, forced on them by the lacking of human heart by their guardians or parents.CEAF Malawi shall be there for them.
CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
The CRC as an instrument that was agreed by over 187 countries was ratified by the Malawi in 1992, provides the guidelines for which African member states should implement the convention.It became legally binding after the member state signed and ratified in 1987. Though some countries like USA have not yet ratified and signed the Convention . Though it is legally binding, most countries do not follow the guidelines, and some of them are those who signed and that have not signed.
Malawi has over 13.7 million people, and half of the population are young people which defines that Malawi is the youthful nation, and if it adopts child friendly approaches children can be safe from all the negative situations in their life.The future of every successful nation lays in the hands of the children, Malawian child will vigorously push for the leaders to uphold and conform to their pledges made prior to 2009 general elections.
INTERACTION WITH OTHER NGOs
Most Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) in Malawi are structured in fragmented sectors that do not create cohesion of the child. Most of them are professional organisations that do not reach the grassroots focusing on producing reports of injustices, but not tackling them. The ones that do so are only there to help in crisis situations, education,without empowering the child. CEAF Malaawi will target children in rural areas as well as semi-urban; and it is hoped that a good working relationship with other NGOs will be created. For that reason ,CEAF shall identify keen areas of need and engage with relevant NGOs.
We have set up goals that are achievable in our lifetime. CEAF shall stand to have CHILDREN be able to put in words and actions what they want to see in their villages and even in their future. The organisation is an active and interactive catalyst for the empowerment of children. Furthermore, we actively seek the fruition of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals . We shall be able to measure any individual village of our target commitment mainly because we will exist in the grassroots of all Malawian Villages.