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Outreach Scout Foundation (OSF) has created a women and girls initiatives to reduce wastes in the area. The project aims to reduce deforestation, air pollution due to burning of forest, waste papers. Briquettes save as alternative sources of ener

Outreach Scout Foundation (OSF) has created a women and girls initiatives to reduce wastes in the area. The project aims to reduce deforestation, air pollution due to burning of forest, waste papers. Briquettes save as alternative sources of ener

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Lilongwe, a city of 2.2 million growing by 4.4%/year , has developed a sewage, domestic, solid waste and sanitation problem. Garbage is disposed of in city streets, open land-fills and unauthorized areas and raw sewage in returned to local fresh wate

Lilongwe, a city of 2.2 million growing by 4.4%/year , has developed a sewage, domestic, solid waste and sanitation problem. Garbage is disposed of in city streets, open land-fills and unauthorized areas and raw sewage in returned to local fresh wate

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Outreach Scout Foundation (OSF) has created a women and girls initiatives to reduce wastes in the area. 
The project aims to reduce deforestation, air pollution due to burning of forest, waste papers. 
Briquettes save as alternative sources of ener

Outreach Scout Foundation (OSF) has created a women and girls initiatives to reduce wastes in the area. The project aims to reduce deforestation, air pollution due to burning of forest, waste papers. Briquettes save as alternative sources of ener

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Amon commented on Masambabise women wastes reduction

OSF PROFILE
Background
Outreach Scout Foundation is a non-governmental organization established in 2002 but registered in 2004 under the government of Malawi Trustee’s Incorporation Act 1962. OSF exists to provide optimal framework condition to vulnerable Young Women and Men in rural communities through promoting Social Justice, Rights of the Children, Water Sanitation, good governance, environmental protection, HIV/AIDS prevention and food security.
Unemployment rate, unproductive livelihoods and lack of meaningful work is a concern for many Young Women and Men Malawians especially in the urban and rural settings. Many jobs provided little opportunity for personal or professional livelihoods development. The changing of workplace left many young people among the poor, especially young women and men from the rural communities. In response to this national outcry for the government and development partners to do something to improve the livelihoods, employment opportunities for the young women and men of Malawi, a group of young women and men, through OSF, observed that there is a need to "address the imbalances of the current and fight for creating a national policy that is aimed at empowering young women and men and allowing them to realize their full potential through optimal access to opportunities". Among the problems identified were the high percentages of young women men and men, especially rural youth, which lacked access to rural livelihoods, agriculture production, and agribusiness consequently were denied, access to the job creation through marketing. Furthermore, in the current situation, there are high percentages of young women and men, again particularly those from poor families, who remain unproductive, underutilized and are not empowered economically through livelihoods activities.
In response to the above challenges that are predominantly faced by young women and men, OSF was established and is purely managed by young men and women who are citizens of Malawi. It has a diversified board of trustees who play a major role in advising OSF management team at all levels as well as development sectors.
OSF works towards the empowerment of the vulnerable to eradicate the causes of poverty and injustices.

Our Vision
Malawi with well empowered young women and men in development

Our Mission
OSF exists to provide optimal framework condition to vulnerable young women and men in rural communities through promoting water sanitation, environmental protection, Rights of Children, Social Justice, Good Governance, HIV/AIDS prevention and food security.
 
Objectives
OSF seeks to address challenges that are faced by young women and men in Malawi through the following specific objectives;
• To improve and promote awareness on child and human rights in all and across the country, strengthening and establishment of child protection committees in rural and urban communities.
• To promote agriculture and food security in indentified areas while also making sure that a voice of a young farmer is heard
• Facilitate and support the enforcement of good health and environment management practices
• To join other civil society organizations in the promotion of good governance and human rights
OUR PRIORITY AREAS OF INTERVENTION
• Child Rights and Protection.
• Agriculture and Food Security
• Health and Environment management
• Rural water supply and sanitation

OSF EXPERIENCE IN PROJECT/ PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION
OSF has a wide experience in project management obtained through the implementation of various projects funded by different donors;
 Women empowerment to reduce Child abuse project under NGO Gender Coordinating Network 2012 to 2015 funded by Royal Norwegian Embassy

 Global Health Fellows small grant to implement environmental protection amongst women who brewing beer using tyres as the energy sources in the Group Village Heads Kalumba, Mtsinje, Gaga in Lilongwe City 2012.
 Germany Government fund implementing Young people participation the local governance 2009 in Mangochi district.
 OSF implemented a project with funds from Canada Fund Malawi for the Improving access to clean safe water and food security project in Group Village Heads Nyama, Waya 1, 2, Samu and Mando in the Traditional Authority Mazengera in Lilongwe rural 2004 to 2006.

OSF has also initiated several self-help community development initiatives to improve their livelihood status. The mission statement behind the operation of OSF is the provision of optimal framework condition to vulnerable youth and rural communities through environmental protection, agriculture and food security human and children rights.
NETWORKS
The organization is a member and works with the following organizations;
1. Human Rights Consultative Committee
2. Malawi Health Equity Network
3. NGO-Gender Coordinating Network
4. Lilongwe District Civil Society Network
5. NGO water Environment Sanitation

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Amon commented on Masambabise women wastes reduction

OSF PROFILE
Background
Outreach Scout Foundation (OSF) is a non-governmental organization established in 2002 but registered in 2004 under the government of Malawi Trustee’s Incorporation Act 1962. OSF exists to provide optimal framework condition to vulnerable Young Women and Men in rural communities through promoting Social Justice, Rights of the Children, Water Sanitation, good governance, environmental protection, HIV/AIDS prevention and food security.
Unemployment rate, unproductive livelihoods and lack of meaningful work is a concern for many Young Women and Men Malawians especially in the urban and rural settings. Many jobs provided little opportunity for personal or professional livelihoods development. The changing of workplace left many young people among the poor, especially young women and men from the rural communities. In response to this national outcry for the government and development partners to do something to improve the livelihoods, employment opportunities for the young women and men of Malawi, a group of young women and men, through OSF, observed that there is a need to "address the imbalances of the current and fight for creating a national policy that is aimed at empowering young women and men and allowing them to realize their full potential through optimal access to opportunities". Among the problems identified were the high percentages of young women men and men, especially rural youth, which lacked access to rural livelihoods, agriculture production, and agribusiness consequently were denied, access to the job creation through marketing. Furthermore, in the current situation, there are high percentages of young women and men, again particularly those from poor families, who remain unproductive, underutilized and are not empowered economically through livelihoods activities.
In response to the above challenges that are predominantly faced by young women and men, OSF was established and is purely managed by young men and women who are citizens of Malawi. It has a diversified board of trustees who play a major role in advising OSF management team at all levels as well as development sectors.
OSF works towards the empowerment of the vulnerable to eradicate the causes of poverty and injustices.

Our Vision
Malawi with well empowered young women and men in development

Our Mission
OSF exists to provide optimal framework condition to vulnerable young women and men in rural communities through promoting water sanitation, environmental protection, Rights of Children, Social Justice, Good Governance, HIV/AIDS prevention and food security.
 
Objectives
OSF seeks to address challenges that are faced by young women and men in Malawi through the following specific objectives;
• To improve and promote awareness on child and human rights in all and across the country, strengthening and establishment of child protection committees in rural and urban communities.
• To promote agriculture and food security in indentified areas while also making sure that a voice of a young farmer is heard
• Facilitate and support the enforcement of good health and environment management practices
• To join other civil society organizations in the promotion of good governance and human rights
OUR PRIORITY AREAS OF INTERVENTION
• Child Rights and Protection.
• Agriculture and Food Security
• Health and Environment management
• Rural water supply and sanitation

OSF EXPERIENCE IN PROJECT/ PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION
OSF has a wide experience in project management obtained through the implementation of various projects funded by different donors;
 Women empowerment to reduce Child abuse project under NGO Gender Coordinating Network 2012 to 2015 funded by Royal Norwegian Embassy

 Global Health Fellows small grant to implement environmental protection amongst women who brewing beer using tyres as the energy sources in the Group Village Heads Kalumba, Mtsinje, Gaga in Lilongwe City 2012.
 Germany Government fund implementing Young people participation the local governance 2009 in Mangochi district.
 OSF implemented a project with funds from Canada Fund Malawi for the Improving access to clean safe water and food security project in Group Village Heads Nyama, Waya 1, 2, Samu and Mando in the Traditional Authority Mazengera in Lilongwe rural 2004 to 2006.

OSF has also initiated several self-help community development initiatives to improve their livelihood status. The mission statement behind the operation of OSF is the provision of optimal framework condition to vulnerable youth and rural communities through environmental protection, agriculture and food security human and children rights.

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Amon commented on Masambabise women wastes reduction

This is so wonderful intervention for women empowerment