Malawian artists who have been brought together by Plan International and Timveni Child and Youth Media are today expected to launch a music project dubbed “Amplified Movement” at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe.
The project which was originally named amplified children’s voices, consists of songs tackling different issues including youth economic empowerment, forced and child marriages, education and child trafficking which are also the priority areas addressed in the National Youth Policy.
According to a statement by organisers of the event, the project stems from the aim of addressing specific problems such as human trafficking and the marriage bill which are elements in the government’s strategy of curbing child abuse and violations that are high in the country.
“To achieve this, we will explore all avenues of spreading messages on youth issues. With funding from Plan International Malawi, the events of the day will include launch of an audio CD of the songs, a DVD of the corresponding music videos, documentaries and a website of the project,” reads part of the statement.
Earlier in the day, there will be a media workshop facilitated by Plan International Malawi and Timveni Child and Youth Media Organisation on issues ranging from child protection, reporting on issues relating to children and on how the media can take active role in bringing awareness on the child protection issues.
The artists involved in the project include Barry One, Andrew Phiri, Esther Chitheka- Lewis, Tsarleo, Rina, Hazel Mak, Kell Kay, Zahnkhorwon, Sangie, Classik, Jonathan Tembo Dube, Janta, Trumel, Faith Mussa, KBG and KIM.