Phalombe Community Library Construction Project

by Phalombe Youth Arms Organisation (PYAO)
Phalombe Community Library Construction Project
Phalombe Community Library Construction Project
Phalombe Community Library Construction Project
Phalombe Community Library Construction Project


PYAO would like to construct a community library whereby youths in the district will be using to read books to enhance culture of reading. This project will also reduce the burden youths faces in traveling long distance to find good library with enough books. This will be a center for lifelong learning and community development The library will also help young people in the district to access appropriate Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Life Skills and HIV related information.

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Youth faces a problem of access to quality, appropriate and correct information and education, and communication regarding academic, social and sexual reproductive health and rights including HIV and AIDS due to inadequate availability of good libraries in the district which have space for reading and quality books, literature and ICT facility. This problem makes youths to travel as far as Blantyre to borrow books as well as failure to perform well in their academic


Construct a library with the aim of providing a platform for easy access to quality and appropriate social economic and health related information and education; reducing the burden youths are facing of traveling long distance to get the books and also read. By constructing a library, it will make more youths having access to good books and better reading environment which in the end will translate to many students doing well in their academics hence economic improvement

Long-Term Impact

a. Improvement in the culture of reading amongst youth and members of community b. Increase and improvements in performance and passing rate in schools around the boma. c. Increased and improved access to sexual reproductive and rights, and HIV and AIDS related services

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Organization Information

Phalombe Youth Arms Organisation (PYAO)

Location: Phalombe - Malawi
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @PYAO_Phalombe
Phalombe Youth Arms Organisation (PYAO)
Vincent Thom
Project Leader:
Vincent Thom
Phalombe, Phalombe Malawi

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