Theatre for a Change was established in Malawi in 2007. We run the following projects from our Lilongwe office:
Leave No Girl Behind
Leave No Girl Behind is a new five-year project under DFID’s Girls Education Challenge. The project will enable thousands of highly marginalised, out-of-school girls to improve their sexual and reproductive health, and enroll in school or training for the first time. Over the next five years, we will train 155 Agent of Change teachers to work with 5,000 out-of-school girls in Dedza, Lilongwe and Mchinji Districts.
Tiphunzitsane – ‘Let’s Teach’
Since 2007, we have been empowering young, pre-service teachers in government Teacher Training Colleges across Malawi to improve their own sexual and reproductive health, and training them in the use of our methodology to improve the health and safety of the children they go on to teach. Read more
Preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Schools
In 2019, we started implementing a new project in partnership with GIZ, the German government’s international development agency. The project focuses on improving the ability of teachers to protect primary school children from sexual and gender-based violence in flood-affected areas of Southern Malawi. Over the next two years, we will train 320 teachers to work with 2,400 children in 40 flood-prone schools.
Making Schools Safe for Children
Ufulu Wophunzira – ‘Right To Learn’
From 2017 to 2019, we enabled teachers in 30 primary schools in Phalombe District, trained as Agents of Change, to facilitate participatory behaviour change workshops (Girls’ Club, Literacy Club and School Council) around sexual and reproductive health for their students. Read more
Interactive Radio Drama
Tisinthe – ‘Let’s Change’
Since 2010, we have been using our innovative Interactive Radio Drama approach to improve the sexual and reproductive health of communities across Malawi. Read more
Mobile Health Clinic
Tilipo – ‘We are Here’
Since 2007, we have been providing HIV testing and counselling, sexual and reproductive health services and essential medication at the most at-risk ‘hotspot’ areas of Lilongwe through our lifesaving Mobile Health Clinic. Read more
Sixth and seventh photos copyright Adam Dickens for Taking Pictures, Changing Lives
I now have a lot of knowledge on sexual and reproductive health rights. I no longer help my mother sell beer and no longer interact with drunkards who may put me at risk of abuse or exploitation. I want my life to keep on changing.
Tiyanjane, Participant in our Tingathe Programme for Sexually Exploited and At-Risk Girls