1. Umba’s Story – Women Deliver Conference

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Tryness’s Story

    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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  6. 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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  7. Fiona’s Story

    Fiona Morrell, from our UK office, tells her story about how attending a conference made her open her eyes to the gender norms in her own professional life, motivating her to speak out and demand change.

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  8. Awal’s Story

    Ever wondered what a condom hunt looks like? Mohammed Awal Abdallah is the Project Officer for the Dance4Life Project in Ghana and last November the team wanted to get to the bottom of what was stopping young people from buying and using condoms. Working with 50 young people from Tamale in Northern Ghana, Awal carried out an important survey. In his story, he explains what they found out.

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  9. International Women’s Day

    This year, on International Women’s Day, we want to acknowledge and celebrate the extraordinary efforts of the international community to promote gender equality and empower women and girls throughout the world. Read stories from women in our organisation and join the discussion.

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  10. Jemimah tells Chikondano’s Story

    Jemimah tells the story of Chikondano, a girl who has made considerable changes in her life since joining our Back to School Programme in 2013. Jemimah believes this story compels us to do more to reach vulnerable girls in Malawi and encourage them to trust that change is possible.

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Our Stories

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