1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Susana’s Story

    Susana is the Project Officer for the Old Fadama Project working with female sex workers in Ghana. Her story reveals how inspiring other women has been a source of empowerment for her too.

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  8. Paulina’s Story

    Paulina was studying for her MSc in International Development when she decided to spend three months volunteering with our team in Malawi. Her story ‘Change: Ask and You Shall Receive’ was originally entered in the ASET 2014 Student Competition and we are delighted to share it here with her kind permission.

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  9. Catriona’s Story

    Catriona Cahill is the Development Officer for our UK team. This story was written by Catriona during her first visit to Malawi after a morning spent with the Community Team.

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  10. Chimwemwe’s Story

    What does it feel like to be the MC for a big public event? In his story, our Project Assistant, Chimwemwe, shares his experience of being a key member of the organising committee for TfaC Malawi’s World AIDS Day Event.

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Our Stories

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