Youth Action Movement (YAM) established in 2005 is a youth arm of Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM). YAM has a model of youth participation, which enables young people to advocate and be recognized, and empowers them to be equal partners in programmatic decision making and resource allocation, both at national and district levels. YAM has twelve branches across Malawi including Tertiary Institutions.

FPAM is an organization that provides integrated comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services to young people aged 10-24, men, women and other high-risk key populations including the underserved. FPAM envisions a Malawian society with access to quality and comprehensive SRHR information and services.

The organization recognizes YAM structure which was endorsed by the 33rd Session of the Africa Regional Council of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) to which FPAM is a Member Association as a youth structure championing the delivery of Comprehensive Sexuality Education.

Here with a pictorial focus of some of the activities YAM has been undertaking in order to reach its goals.

1.         A peer educator and student of the University of Malawi distributing condoms to a fellow student

2.         FPAM youth Coordinator Jimmy Kachale making a presentation during a Peer Education mentorship session at Mzuzu University

3.         Members of Lilongwe YAM posing after scoping position one in a quiz organized by SRHR Africa Trust

4.         Members of Mzuzu YAM engaging   their peers on modern contraceptives during an outreach clinic

5.         Participants pose for a jovial photograph after a panel discussion at Times Television studios on meaningful participation of young people on health care sponsored by FPAM

6.         Members of Lilongwe YAM providing SRH services at ABC grounds during a University league

7. FPAM Social Behavior Change Communication Lead Andrew Bishop Mkandawire engaging young people on modern family planning methods at the International Youth Day event

8. FPAM Executive Director Donald Makwakwa and Director of Programmes Tazirwa Chipeta posing at a pavilion with YAM members during the International Youth Day celebrations