STEP has supported an important study to better understand student’s experience in training centres. Over the last 2 months, a study was conducted on the extent of gender based violence (GBV) and the sexual and reproductive health needs and services of students in technical colleges in Malawi.
This study has been collaboratively supported by the EU funded Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP) and UNESCO HIV and Health Education Program in Malawi. The study is part of a larger regional study that is being conducted in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. In Malawi, the study was conducted at Mzuzu Technical College, Chilobwe Community Technical College in Blantyre and Chongoni Community Technical College in Dedza.
The initial findings and proposed recommendations will be shared on June 23rd from 9:30-11:30 am at the UNFPA Conference room. The purpose of this session is to hear the initial findings of the study and to provide feedback to the consultant on the proposed recommendations to address SRH and GBV in technical colleges. The final report will be ready by end of July 2017.