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Profile
of the

Child Rights Information


& Documentation Centre

CRIDOC
Msandula House, Behind Immigration Department,
Next to District Youth Office (Urban),
Plot No: 4/234, Off Paul Kagame Road
P. O. Box 607
Lilongwe
MALAWI

Tel: +265 111 731 646 / +265 888 643 668


E-mail: contact@cridoc.info
Website: http://www.cridoc.info
Skype: cridoc_malawi

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MISSION STATEMENT:

“To contribute towards the promotion of


rights and development of children and
young people through information
exchange, information documentation and
information dissemination”

VISION STATEMENT:

“A social order where children are an


integral part of the Family, Community or
National life and their basic rights are
respected accordingly”
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Background Information .................................1

Introductory Information ..................................2

Where we Work ....................................................3

Programs & Activities ........................................4

Volunteer Programs ........................................10


1 Background Information

"This Resource Cen-


tre, situated at the
CRIDOC Secretariat
in Lilongwe, takes a
lead at providing
information to chil-
dren, NGO advocates,
researchers and the
general public."

Background

C
hild Rights Information and Documentation Centre (CRIDOC) is a non-profit
making professional organisation, primarily concerned with creating access
to information on child rights or related issues through Research, Documen-
tation, ICT and other communication channels.
The Centre was founded as a documentation and ICT project on child rights is-
sues in 2003 by a Malawian media intern, who was at the time working as a volun-
tary editor for the Child Labour News Service (CLNS), an on-line project run by Global
March Against Child Labour in New Delhi, India. Author of children’s book on HIV/
AIDS entitled “Gone for A Walk,” and a journalist by profession, the intern was particu-
larly inspired by the heart-rending true stories of exploitation of children and young
people, featured on daily basis on the CLNS website, and sourced from various news
agencies around the world, including Malawi.
Today, the Centre puts particular emphasis on the uniqueness of every child and
young person, and the complexity of grappling with issues concerning their welfare
in Malawi, especially in the face of the gruelling poverty, HIV/AIDS and orphanage,
high illiteracy rates, child labour, juvenile justice, the plight of street children, and
many other social ills affecting our children. As such, the Centre therefore takes a
lead at providing information to children, NGO advocates, and researchers. The Cen-
tre respects the rights and dignity of children and all those concerned with their edu-
cation and social welfare, and seeks to promote awareness on child rights issues
through media, public relations, outreach programmes, seminars, conferences and
other traditional and non-traditional modes of communication. It actively participates
in advocacy networks at national level.
Introductory Information 2

Legal Status & Affiliations Secretariat

C
RIDOC, which is governed by the The Centre has a secretariat to carry out
Board of Trustees, was duly reg its programmes and activities. The sec-
istered as a legally operating Non- retariat consists of the Executive Direc-
Governmental Organisation (NGO) in tor, Finance Assistant, and Programme
Malawi on 31 July 2006 under the Trust- Manager/Assistant.
ees Incorporation Act of 1962. The NGO, The centre, however, mostly (and pri-
which is mostly run by young volunteers, marily) relies on the volunteers and in-
is also registered under National Youth terns who spend their precious time to
Council of Malawi (NYCOM) Act. Currently contribute towards the implementation of
operating from the Msandula House (Be- the activities in various ways. The volun-
hind Immigration Department) in teers are involved in carrying out re-
Lilongwe, the centre is also a member of search, documentation of resources at
the Council for Non-Governmental the Centre, fundraising activities, etc.
Organisations in Malawi (CONGOMA). In return, they gain experience and exper-
It is affiliated to a number of key hu- tise, which they use when they finally get
man rights networks and forums, both at employment with other already long es-
national and international levels, where tablished organisations.
it has significantly contributed its exper-
tise. One of such networks at local level
is the Human Rights Consultative Com-
Board of Trustees
mittee (HRCC), a grouping of more than The affairs of the CRIDOC are managed
70 key human rights organisations in by the Board of the registered trustees –
Malawi. Other networks and forums in- at least at policy level – who exercise all
clude the Civil Society Coalition for Qual- such powers of the CRIDOC regarding the
ity Basic Education (CSCQBE); the financial, management and general ad-
Malawi Network against Child Trafficking ministrative matters and all other matters
(M-NACT); and the Lilongwe District Edu- of fundamental importance.
cation Network (LIDEN) - an affiliate of The majority members of the Board
CSCQBE - where it sits on the Executive of Trustees are youths drawn from vari-
Committee. ous disciplines such as law, education,
theology, medi-
cine, communi-
cations, and busi-
ness.

CRIDOC IT volun-
teers at work! At-
tempt to breathe life
into some of the
second-hand comput-
ers almost declared
dead at National
Youth Council of
MAlawi (NYCOM),
for redistribution to
its affiliates.

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Where we Work
4. Mzimba
W
e believe in the adage, “United we
Stand, Divided we Fall.” In order to Apart from runinng school clubs, CRIDOC also
effectively achieve our goals, our partners with the Tujipereke Youth Club, situ-
overarching strategy has been networking ated in Mzimba South.The club was formed
and partnership-building. We implement our upon realisation of high rates of school drop-
six core programs in seven districts in outs and absentism, most of whom were
Malawi through our partner Non-Govern- found selling merchandise and in video show
mental Organizations (NGOs) and Commu- rooms during school time. The club exists to
nity-Based Organizations (CBOs). Our part- promote the rights of children on education;
nership takes into consideration that to provide counseling to children on HIV and
CRIDOC does not have capacity to roll out AIDS, and to promote early childhood devel-
activities in these communities on its own. opment.
As such, we sign Memorandum of Under-
standings (MoUs) to guide our operations
as follows: 5. Mwanza
In Mwanza, CRIDOC partnered with the Asso-
ciation for Progressive Women (APW) through
1. Lilongwe an MoU that was signed between the two
Our secretariat is based Lilongwe, and we organisations. Through the MoU, APW has en-
have a pool of volunteers to design and gaged volunteers to manage school clubs at
coordonate various programs implemented Mphande and Tsenga Primary Schools.
in seven districts including Lilongwe itself.
The volunteers are involved in running
school clubs, carrying out research, documen- 6. Dedza
tation of resources at our Centre, fundraising Child Rights Advocacy & Paralegal Aid Centre
activities, provision of youth-friendly health in- (CRAPAC) to protect and promote human
formation and services, etc. rights by implementing programmes on Child
rights awareness, Child labour and trafficking,
Access to justice, Rule of law, HIV and AIDS,
2. Mchinji Gender Based Violence and Alternative
We network with various CBOs within Mchinji Dispute Resolution. CRAPAC is also our focal
to carry out a number of activities through point in our school outreach program,
youthful volunteers. The volunteers have es- establishing and facilitating school clubs in
tablished and run school clubs in T/As Ntanja, primary schools within the district.
Dambe and Nkando.

7. Salima
3. Kasungu CRIDOC carried out a two-day fact-finding
We have partnered with the Youth Initiative consultation in Salima District as a follow-up
for Sustainable Rural Development (YISURD), to the “Survey on Adolescent Commercial Sex
a local non-profit making youth organization Workers in Malawi – A Case Study of Mzuzu
based in the Sub-Traditional Authority and Salima,” which was conducted by Centre
Chisinga area, Kasungu North-West to run for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR)
school clubs. In 2008, CRIDOC was contracted in July 1998. The aim of the CRIDOC’s
by the Young Advocates for the Advancement consultations was to make a follow-up on the
of ICT-related Development (YAAICT-D) to train extent, magnitude of child prostitution in the
young para-legal volunteers in advocacy and district since 1998, and the number (and
community development in Kasungu. We impact) of projects/initiatives that had been
have also been implementing capacity build- put in place as interventions to address some
ing initiatives in the management of commu- of the fundamental findings/challenges of the
nity resource centres/libraries for selected earlier survey. CRIDOC intends to implement
youth groups in the district, namely T/A Chulu a project that will address the challenges
and T/A Kaluluma. related to the child prostitution in the district.
Programs & Activities 4

Through school clubs


like this one in
Mzimba, we imple-
ment various interac-
tive activities includ-
ing integrated health
information, right to
education, and other
cross-cutting develop-
mental issues like
gender and environ-
ment (climate change).

C
RIDOC has so far been involved in a number of activities, which has made it
acquire significant amount of capacity to continue working in the area of youth
and child rights using various approaches, including volunteerism.

The six core thematic programme areas which CRIDOC has so far used to imple-
ment a number of its activities include:

(i) School Outreach Programme


(ii) Documentation and Information Management Programme
(iii) Research and Monitoring
(iv) Training, Capacity Building and Networking
(v) Youth Friendly Health Services
(vi) IEC & Media Advocacy

1. School Outreach Programme:


We seek to establish school clubs and libraries in schools. We have already estab-
lished a number of school clubs in Lilongwe and we are currently in the process of
rolling out the programme in remote/rural areas of the country, resources permitting.
On 2nd May 2012, we officially launched a school library with teachers’ offices,
with funding from USAID under its Self-Help Project. We also have a fully-fledged
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Programs & Activities
school club running there. We have managed
to establish 23 school clubs across the coun- Wife to a US Senator,
try (13 In Lilongwe alone where the Mrs. Sarah Enzi, offi-
organisation is based). cially opens the
CRIDOC, which is a member of the UK- Chimvite School Li-
based Child-to-Child International, has brary which CRIDOC,
adopted the Child-to-Child approach in with financial support
implementing various activities within our from the American
school clubs. We promote child-centred, ac-
Embassy, constructed
tive learning approaches that engage chil-
in collaboration with
dren on health, education and development
issues. the community and
The C-to-C approaches have also en- school management.
abled us to explore better and improved ways
of implementing the Primary Curriculum As-
sessment and Review (PCAR) in collabora-
tion with the teachers and other key school
community stakeholders. PCAR is an inno-
vative method for school monitoring and sup-
port and provides schools with accurate
feedback about their strengths and weak-
nesses, builds community involvement and
facilitates tailored support to be delivered to
schools. Using the C-to-C approaches, teach-
ers in the target schools have been trained
by CRIDOC on how to strategically and ef-
fectively conduct performance review during
scheduled interactions with learners, and
how they should administer performance-based evaluation derived from the PCAR
strategies.

2. Documentation and Resources Management:


CRIDOC has received donations of books and other materials from the Bishop
Mackenzie International High School; the UK-based Child Rights Information Net-
work (CRIN), the National AIDS Commission (NAC), among many others. As an insti-
tutional member of the National Library Service (NLS), it has also received a consid-
erable amount of educational resources specifically for children.
In order to achieve some of its core goals, which is to document and create ac-
cess to information on issues pertaining to children/youth and related issues, CRIDOC
has put in place a resource centre/library that provides such information to various
stakeholders. In particular, the resource centre is also being accessed by pupils/stu-
dents from various schools within Lilongwe who are registered with the centre through
their child rights clubs.

3. Research and Monitoring:


Research forms one of the core activities of the CRIDOC, as it basically defines the
whole essence of our existence. Without research and monitoring, documentation
would not make more sense. CRIDOC coordinates with various institutions and child
focused NGOs in initiating research projects. We also put together all other research
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findings that have already been carried out in the past by other researchers, institu-
tions, etc and make follow-up research projects wherever necessary.
As an organisation established with the aim of documenting child rights related
issues, it shall implement projects that will monitor various aspects of child rights
situations in Malawi, such as the following:

(i) Children's Budget Monitoring;


(ii) Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Moni-
toring; and
(iii) Children's Media monitoring

Someof the key activities that have so far been implemented


under the Research and Monitoring Programme include:
o Co-facilitated a consultative needs
assessment workshop with me-
dia in June 2008 on children’s
media monitoring with sup-
port from Plan Malawi.
o CRIDOC voluntarily
participated in the
budget monitoring
exercise earlier in
the same year for
primary schools
within the Lilongwe
Urban which was coor
dinated by LIDEN, in col
laboration with the Civil So-
ciety Education Coalition
(CSEC) to which CRIDOC is cur-
rently an institutionalmember.
o It was also among the six NGOs in
Malawi that participated in the Conven-
tion on the Rights of the Child (CRC) Moni-
toring exercise, vis-à-vis data collection (research) and
compilation of the 2008 Alternative/Shadow Report.
o The Centre also conducted a small survey in schools within Lilongwe
District to established levels of youth participation in the “16 Days of
Activism against Gender Violence 2007.”

4. Training, Capacity Building and Networking:


CRIDOC believes in the principle of networking. The organisation believes that there
can never be a meaningful development without meaningful information and skills
exchange mechanism. That is why CRIDOC facilitates workshops, seminars and train-
ing for its partners, and bring various stakeholders together to share experiences on
issues affecting them and children. Key activities implemented under the Training,
Capacity Building and Networking Programme include:
o In March 2011, CRIDOC in collaboration with the Youth and Child
Rights Shield (YOCRIS) carried out District Awareness Campaigns in
Dedza on the Child Care, Protection and Justice Act (2010) under the
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Through networking,
in August 2011,
CRIDOC facilitated
this two-day media
training for journalists
in professional & ethi-
cal reporting of chil-
dren, on behalf of the
Media Institute of
Southern Africa (MISA
- Malawi Chapter).

umbrella of the NGO Coalition on Child Rights (NGOCCR).


o CRIDOC facilitated a series of workshops in May 2008 for the Young
Advocates for the Advancement of ICT-Related Development
(Y.A.A.ICT-D) on “Building Capacities within Y.A.A.ICT-D Structures/
Partners to Provide Spaces for Rural Masses on National Issues.” The
workshops took place in Mchinji, Kasungu and Dowa, respectively.
o In 2008, CRIDOC facilitated media workshops on reporting child traf-
ficking organized under the Malawi Network Against Child Trafficking

5. Youth-Friendly Health Information/Services:


Under this programme, CRIDOC has been running Youth Friendly Health Information
& Services Program at Area 18 Health Centre (18 HC) since 2011.
The rationale behind this program is to empower young people with information
on accessing health services and getting treated in a youth-friendly manner at all
angles of the Hospital setting.
The Health Centre is located in Area 18 Township which is situated to the eastern
side of the Capital Hill – the hub of the Central Government of Malawi. The Health
Centre is surrounded by peri-urban Areas of Senti, Chimoka, Kauma, Mtandire which
are densely populated rendering to overcrowding with already shortage of health
care staff that the country is experiencing.
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CRIDOC also administers Youth-Friendly reproductive health education on


postabortion care. This innovative project addresses unsafe abortion among adoles-
cent girls in Lilongwe, so as to address the unique needs of adolescents who suffer
complications of unsafe abortion. The rationale is to increase access to postabortion
care services that are responsive to adolescent needs, thereby decreasing abortion-
related morbidity and mortality and decreasing future unintended pregnancies and
repeat abortions among adolescent girls.
Our volunteers mobilize community support for services and activities that pre-
vent unintended pregnancy and address the issue of unsafe abortion among adoles-
cent girls; increase the availability of youth-friendly postabortion care services in the
city of Lilongwe; improve the capacity of providers to deliver youth-friendly
postabortion care services; and increase the number of adolescent postabortion care
clients who adopt a contraceptive method to prevent future unintended pregnan-
cies.
Key activities implemented under the TYouth-Friendly Health Information/Ser-
vices Programme include:
o HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC)
o Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) diagnosis
o Health Education Talk at OPD
o Provision of referral systems
o Infant diagnosis and infant feeding
o Collecting Dried Blood Sport DBS/PCR for infant testing for HIV
o Data recording and reporting mechanisms
o Weekly lectures on youth friendly health services

Strategic Linkages with the School Outreach Program


Youth-Friendly Health Information/Ser-
Learners from Lilongwe-based Ngwenya vices has been implemented in such
and SOS school clubs which are run by a way that some of its activities have
been strategically linked with our first
CRIDOC converge at the SOS Library to
program, the School Outreach Pro-
debate what they perceive as the role of
gram. For axample, under School Out-
the media in reporting children. CRIDOC reach Programme, we have also
facilitated the discussions, whereas MISA sought to provide information through
Malawi sponsored the gathering. school clubs and libraries on integrated
health information, education and
counseling on Sexual Reproductive
Health as well as HIV and AIDS.
Through these school clubs, we also
distribute contraceptives, lubricants,
condoms, and IEC materials such as
posters, leaflets and other reading
materials. Furthermore, we seek to
positively influence change of harmful
social, cultural and gender norms,
which are barriers to SRH and the HIV
response, family planning, STI, and
VCT services.
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Programs & Activities
A child shows
journalist, George
Kayange (who is also
CRIDOC founder),
some of the
foodstuffs from the
dumpsite during the
shooting of a video
series that
documented the
project implemented
by National Youth
Council of Malawi
(NYCOM) whose
four episodes were
beamed on MBC TV

6. IEC and Media Advocacy Program:


Information, Education and Communication (IEC) combine strategies, approaches
and methods that enable individuals, families, groups, organisations and communi-
ties to play active roles in achieving, protecting and sustaining the development and
rights of children/youth.
o Besides being one of the main rapporteurs for the National Child
Labour in Agriculture held in Lilongwe from 4- 6 September 2012
organized by International Labor Organization (ILO) in collaboration
with Elimination of Child Labor in Tobacco (ECLT) and Malawi Govern-
ment, CRIDOC was also hired by the Malawi Congress of Trade
Unions (MCTU) to produce a video documentary to document best
practices of MCTU other partners in the fight against child labor. The
documentary was distributed to participants during the conference.
o In 2009, CRIDOC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
with the National Youth Council of Malawi (NYCOM) to document a
two-year project which the council was implementing targeting young
people who "scavenge" around the two major dumping sites in
Blantyre and Lilongwe. CRIDOC documented the issues through pro-
duction of radio and TV programmes which were aired on MBC Radio
1 and MBC TV respectively, as well as production of news features for
print mediawhich were published in print both locally and beyond.
o CRIDOC also facilitated a workshop on 5th December 2008 for an IEC
Taskforce team, to develop key IEC messages as part of an overall IEC
strategy development process for a child labour project which is being
implemented by Centre for Youth and Children’s Affairs (CEYCA), in
partnership with MCTU.
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About CRIDOC Volunteering

“ Everybody can be great. Be-


cause everybody can serve.
You don’t have to make your
subject and your verb agree
to serve. You only need a
heart full of grace. A soul
generated by Love.

Martin Luther King Jnr.

C
hild Rights Information and Documentation Centre (CRIDOC) values the con
cept of volunteerism in all its programme implementation and it is upon this
concept that the organisation was founded just a few years ago. In fact, one
of its founders was working as a volunteer/intern in India at the time when CRIDOC
was being mooted/conceptualised as a project.
CRIDOC, therefore, reviewed its volunteer programme approaches with a view of
maximising the potential and provide unlimited opportunities to various categories
of people within Malawi and beyond to contribute positively towards the activities
that the organisation and its local partners are implementing in the country.
As a result of this process, our volunteer programmes are now grouped into three
(3) main categories as follows:

(i) Local Volunteer Programme


(ii) Omprakash International Volunteer Programme
(iii) On-line Volunteer Programme

In all these volunteer programmes, the rationale is to encourage individuals to


share and utilise their knowledge and skills by voluntarily doing something positive
to the communities, particularly those that will have a positive impact on the under-
privileged children directly or indirectly.
At the same time, CRIDOC seeks to offer the platform on which the volunteers/
interns themselves can enhance their learning.
Our volunteer concept is based on the following general understanding and defi-
nitions of the term "volunteerism":
• Performing an act of kindness, freely giving of your talent, time, and
effort for a simple fulfillment of community expectations
• The willingness of private citizens to serve voluntarily in a great variety
of programmes causes.
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Volunteer Programs

• Performing activities of one’s own free will that provide services to the
community without monetary reward
• It is an expression of active participation in the life of a community

In all the three categories highlighted above, the following are some of the benefits
that volunteers and/or interns may realise by working for either CRIDOC or any of our
key local partner institutions in Malawi.
• The importance of achievements
• Recognition
• Personal growth
• Giving something back to the society one belongs to
• Bringing about social change
• Friendships, support, bonding and a sense of belonging

1. Local Volunteer Program


Under this programme, CRIDOC seeks to provide a platform more especially to the
unemployed youth who have just graduated (even those that are still in school) to
gain experience by showcasing their skills and talents in various career fields such
as media, advocacy, project management, IT, community development, etc.
Currently, the Centre has a pool of professional and dedicated young volunteers
and interns, who are always eager to contribute their time and skills to the
organisation's cause and to have their already existing skills enhanced to greater
heights.
CRIDOC welcomes young interns with background in the following areas:
• Human Rights
• Journalism
• Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
• Social Sciences
• Community Development
• Public Health (HIV/Aids focus)
• Education Policy and Law

In particular, CRIDOC hosts university students undertaking a degree thesis in a


research topic that is directly linked to child rights, as long as the student agrees (and
the student's learning intitution) to share all, if not some, of the key research findings
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with CRIDOC even if it is primarily
meant to be for academic pur- The CRIDOC
poses. Volunteer
In the near future (this year!), we Programs are
are planning to enter into formal inspired by the
agreement with some of the key fact that one
colleges - e.g. Chancellor College, of its founders
polytechnic College, Skyway Col- (in the picture)
lege, Corporate Governance Col- spent one year
lege, Shareworld College, etc - to in India as a
attach at least one student to the
media intern
CRIDOC Secretariat wishing to do
a research related to the child rights
himself.
issues.
While carrying out the research,
it is expected that the intern will be
able to assist with other basic work/
tasks at the Secretariat during the attachment/research period which would be an
added value on his/her career. In return, CRIDOC will offer a conducive learning envi-
ronment necessary for the student to carry out his research, such as a working space,
a computer, a library for his/her desk research, some technical advice on some of
the child rights issues, etc, etc.
To learn more about this programme, or learn how you can get involved, please
do not hesitate to phone or pay us a visit at our secretariat in Lilongwe to have a talk
with our Interns/Volunteer Coordinator.

2. International Volunteer Program


In 2012, we abolished and/or revisited what we used to call the International Volun-
teer Programme (IVEP). Instead, we have partnered with a US-based Volunteer
Organisation called the Omprakash Foundation.
Through this arrangement, we encourage prospective volunteers to register with
Omprakash Foundation first which will financially subsidise part of the volunteer
expenses for the successful applicants who want to volunteer with CRIDOC in Malawi.
The Omprakash Volunteer Grant supports travel and living expenses for qualified,
energetic, and entrepreneurial individuals who want to volunteer abroad within
Omprakash international network of grassroots health, education, and environmen-
tal “Partner” organizations. Omprakash levies no fees upon volunteers, but the major-
ity of volunteers are still required to cover their own travel and living expenses. The
grant programme enables Omprakash Foundation to harness the potential of in-
spired individuals who are poised to contribute to the organisation’s mission but would
struggle to afford these basic costs.
CRIDOC's interested prospectve volunteers may register with the Omprakash
Foundation (or may even encourage their colleagues/friends too to do so!). How-
ever, should they not find it necessary to register with Omprakash, it is still okay to
work out everything on their own but CRIDOC will not be able to pay for costs like
accommodation, transport, etc.
Our partnership with Omprakash is well documented on this link:
http://omprakash.org/partner_profile/p/216?view=stories
To learn more about how the Omprakash Volunteer programme works, please
click here! http://omprakash.org/howitworks
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3. Online Volunteer Program

It doesn't matter which part of the world you are in! With the World Wide Web (www),
anyone can still volunteer with CRIDOC to bring some positive changes in our soci-
ety, particularly in the lives of children.
Internet technologies are inevitably influencing our lifestyles and impacting an
increasing number of functions in our lives. In this virtual world everything is possible.
We can do Christmas shopping or meet David Bekham's fans from the other end of
the globe or… why not volunteer for CRIDOC?Online Volunteer Programme
But by joining the Internet community, we can also help change people's lives.
That is how the idea of on-line volunteerism - or what technocrats in this field call
"cybervolunteerism" - was born.
Under the On-line Volunteer program, CRIDOC is keen to promote the meaning-
ful use of modern information technologies, particularly Internet, for knowledge sharing
and volunteer work.

What can online Volunteers Do?


CRIDOC seeks to benefit form the skills that volunteers already have, particularly in
using the Internet wherever they may be, to:
• mobilise resources
• to carry out an on-line campaign
• to document issues on-line
• translation of key documents in other key languages like French, S
panish, Portuguese, as well as local languages like ChiChewa and
ChiTumbuka available on the CRIDOC website.
Others may be involved in offering their skills in areas such as web or software
development, system administration and content generation.
Whichever way the volunteer may be involved, the key aspect is the fact that they
do not need to be physically available at the CRIDOC secretariat to work for us under
this programme. They can work from home in the comfort of their bedrooms; or from
their college library, from the Internet café, etc.

How to apply!
There are two ways one may get involved, as follows:
1. Either e-mail us to request information about how to go about applying, or:
2. If one is already registered with our US-based partner, the Omprakash
Foundation, he/she may log in to learn how they may go about volun-
teering at home through Omprakash! Visit this page:
http://omprakash.org/volunteerfromhome
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learnn more about CRIDOC


To lear ebsite at:
CRIDOC,, visit our wwebsite

www.cridoc.info
... learn how to
connect with us
through social
Find out which key networks & coalitions networking sites!
we are affiliated to in Malawi

Remember, CRIDOC exists to fulfill the following aims & objectives:

1. To be a single point of information resources on matters related to children and


young people;
2. To initiate research into aspects of child and youth rights;
3. To empower children and young people by providing them with access, through the
activities of the Information Centre, to air their voices.
4. To use information technology for greater interaction among children and youth,
and to be an activity area for them where they can learn, participate in recreational
activities and form friendships with others;
5. To forge alliances with similar institutions over the world, and develop a sharing
programme that would benefit children and young people;
6. To develop a network of like-minded institutions, centres, organisations and
individuals in Malawi who can then drive child and youth-friendly policy changes
affecting society
7. To make awards for any achievement in any field relevant to the aims and
objectives of the Centre;
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Contact CRIDOC
Msandula House (Behind Immigration Department)
Next to District Youth Office (Urban)
Plot No: 4/234, Off Paul Kagame Road
P. O. Box 607
Lilongwe
MALAWI

Tel: +265 111 731 646 / +265 888 643 668


E-mail: contact@cridoc.info
Website: http://www.cridoc.info