Who We Are

We are a family of optimists seeking to make a difference in the lives of children and young people in Malawi. We work with local communities and other strategic stakeholders to find information solutions that empower children in their education and health development, social and community life. Some of our programs include establishment of school and/or community libraries (including the online library); establishment and management of school clubs; communication for development (C4D) programs, just to mention a few.

CRIDOC Intern in the Library

One of the interns at the CRIDOC Resource Centre in Lilongwe

Our Mission & Vision Statements

Our mission is:“to contribute towards the promotion of rights and development of
children and young people through information exchange, information documentation and information dissemination”.

Our vision is: “a social order where children are an integral part of the Family, Community or National life and their basic rights are upheld”

Our Program Areas

(i) Community & School Outreach Libraries

(ii) Child-focused Research, Documentation and Monitoring

(iii) Training, Capacity Building and Networking

(iv) Youth Friendly Health Services

(v) IEC & Media Advocacy

Featured Causes

Here, you can learn more about the causes that we are currently involved in. Your support – whether financial, material, technical, moral… just any other support! – will be greatly appreciated.

Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Accountability Project
Advocating for Adolescent Change in Malawi
#90DaysAgeOfConsent Project
Modernising Chimvite Primary School Library
School Outreach Programme

Help Children Trapped in Malawi Floods!

The President of Malawi has declared a State of Disaster, following heavy rains and floods. At least 13 districts have been impacted, with more than 115,000 people affected. The Department of Disaster Management Affairs has deployed search and rescue teams in collaboration with the Malawi Defence Force, Malawi Police Service, Malawi Red Cross Society and affected district councils. Through the Methodist Relief and Development Fund, you can make a difference.

What Have We Been Up to?

Here, we share with you some of our recent activities, events, news, op-eds, impact stories, and reports

AGYW Consultation Meeting Review Policies & Legislation

AGYW Consultation Meeting Review Policies & Legislation

CRIDOC and SAT Youth Hub (YH) conducted and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Consultation Meeting on 27th July 2018 at Lilongwe Wild Life […]
Child Labour: Best Practices & Challenges in Malawi

Child Labour: Best Practices & Challenges in Malawi

Check out this great video A documentary about best practices and challenges of child labour in Malawi by Malawi Congress of Trade Unions (MCTU) and […]
The Hustle of Turning Hustling “Scavengers” into Youth Entrepreneurs

The Hustle of Turning Hustling “Scavengers” into Youth Entrepreneurs

In 2012, CRIDOC worked with the National Youth Council (NYCOM) to create videos and radio features about the children who risk […]

Visit Our CRIDOC e-Library

We have created a virtual library containing resources that are directly or indirectly linked to child and youth rights, inclsuing publications, reports, web links, posters, booklets, audio files, video files, and much more. The e-Library provides convenience for those who can hardly access our physical resource centre that is located at our Secretariat in Lilongwe, the Capital City of Malawi, but which the CRIDOC team is finding it hard to maintain/sustain due mainly to financial constraints. We see the online version, therefore, as the most cost-effective alternative to keeping our shared vision alive.

What Our Stakeholders Say About CRIDOC Work


We’ll post all our current volunteer openings and descriptions for both offline and online volunteering on a third-party platform specialized in international volunteer placements. Please check back this site before March 31st, 2019 for new updates. Meanwhile, learn more about our volunteer program.


We believe in transparency. As such, we seek to list all our causes that we need donations for on GlobalGiving.org, so that donations/contributions are made publicly and our donations goals, plus quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work, are publicly displayed.


If you like what we do, you can help by becoming one of our fundraisers on GlobalGiving.org. Joining our fundraising community is so simple. Just sign up and/or choose one of our causes/projects that you want to help fundraising which are featured on our GlobalGiving.org space.

Our Key Partners, Sponsors & Friends

Our work at CRIDOC would not be possible if it were not for the financial, material, technical, and moral support from the following stakeholders