1. Zacchaeus’ Story

    For the last three years, TfaC has trained more than 300 outstanding female teachers (Agents of Change – AoC) that are deployed to 225 rural schools, to support more than 9,000 girls come to school, stay in school and learn. Zacchaeus is the only male AoC, posted in Dedza, Malawi. It might seem a bit odd […]

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  2. Beth’s Story – Participation, Education and Motivation

    Beth Main, a volunteer in our UK office, shares her thoughts on the value of participatory learning in combating inequality and empowering women and girls.

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  3. Bea’s Story – Government Collaboration

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    Beatrice Chiphwanya, our Girls’ Education Challenge MEL Officer, explains how we partner with the Malawian government to make our projects a success.

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  4. Umba’s Story – Women Deliver Conference

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    Umba Zalira is TfaC Malawi’s Community Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager. Below, she reflects on her time at a conference focused on women, development and the sustainable development goals.

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  5. Steve’s Story – Technology for Development

    Steve Hallam, TfaC Malawi, Education MEL Manager

    Steve Hallam is TfaC Malawi’s Education Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager. Here, he tells of his experience at a conference on how technology could help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  6. A Radio Story


    Yamikani and Sharon are members of our Education Team in Malawi as part of the Girls’ Education Challenge Project. Here they look into how interactive radio drama is helping the project and why learners are motivated to listen.

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  7. Introducing Joan


    We are delighted to introduce you to Joan Iyiola, our new charity ambassador. Joan is a UK-based actress with a passion for story-telling, gender equality and theatre that shakes, stirs and empowers.

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  8. Sangu’s Story


    Sangu joined our Child Protection Project in May 2015. She took part in 11 weeks of behaviour change workshops and has now signed up to vocational training in Hotel Management. Her story shines a light on the day to day challenges faced by young girls in Malawi and the strength they need to overcome them.

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  9. Tryness’s Story

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    The Girls’ Education Challenge takes place in 225 schools across Malawi. In each school, an Agent of Change runs participatory learning clubs for girls who are not performing well or who have dropped out of school. Tryness is an Agent of Change in Lilongwe and her story explains how keeping girls in school can lead to brighter futures.

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  10. Ruth’s Story


    As a volunteer in Ghana, Ruth became curious about how the participants of our Old Fadama Project identified with their work. Now a full time member of the team, Ruth’s story reveals how she turned her curiosity into a participatory photography project and what this tells us about the importance of creative approaches to research.

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Our Stories

A celebration of the people behind the projects, through their own individual stories of change.