Learning from the Implementation of Channels of Hope for Child Protection in Malawi

Channels of Hope for Child Protection is an intervention that seeks to promote child protection by catalysing religious leaders’ awareness of key child protection issues, mobilizing local faith community resources and thereby fostering the development of a wider enabling environment for the protection, support and well-being of children. 

A pilot project was initiated in the Chingale and Namachete communities of Zomba, Malawi in January 2014 through the provision of workshops engaging local faith leaders, their spouses and other community members in Zomba, Chingale and Namachete. This report is based on a field study completed in September 2015 to identify the impacts of this intervention.