When Mother is a Child Project
(Funded through ADRA Denmark)
Reduced teenage pregnancies and improved health and socio economic status of teenage mothers and their children in Mulanje district of Southern Malawi by 2016.
Mulanje District in Southern Malawi.
300 teenage mothers and their children.
The theme "When Mother is a Child" is to be understood in the sense that the teenage mother is essentially still a child in terms of cognitive development and maturity such she faces many physical and social challenges, and the care for the child is compromised. The project thus focuses on attitudinal and behavioral changes in order to prevent teenage pregnancies and to give young people the knowledge, skills, and support needed for her to develop herself and raise a healthy child.