Young girls in Malawi lead a campaign to stop sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking in their communities.Read More
to learn about their rights and raise awareness of child trafficking and sexual exploitation, as part of our new Pioneers For Change project.
We are delivering weekly workshops directly with school girls aged 13-15 to raise awareness and equip girls, their families and the community with the support and knowledge they need to stay safe and work as a community to stop these illegal and harmful practices.
We are currently working with 90 school girls and aim to grow this number to 300 by the end of year.
To raise further awareness the girls have started their own football team, which is proving very popular and drawing large crowds.Read More
“Spending 10 days out in nature with no technology, the same people, limited equipment and in places I have never been before. It taught me a lot personally not just camping and nature but a lot about myself, others, communication, self-discipline, my habits (good and bad).”Read More
We have opened a new reformatory centre to offering young men and boys an alternative to crowded prisons and inhumane conditions. At our new centre boys have the chance to rebuild their lives, and leave with a good chance of a future and a life free of crime. The centre offers rehabilitation and training to start their own businesses. Here they learn bricklaying, bicycle and motorbike repairs, giving them the best chance at a new start in life when they finish their sentence. We also work within prisons offering rehabilitation and reintegration back into communities.Read More
My biggest achievement was figuring my life out, and making plans for my future. I had the opportunity to immerse myself in beautiful landscapes and meet people who have affected my life in a tremendously positive way. If it was not for Chance For Change I would not be making a fresh start in a new city and continuing my education.Read More
Mark was in his last year of a three year prison sentence with hard labour, when Chance For Change opened the first ever community based reformatory centre in Malawi. At the new centre, Mark was offered vocational skills and rehabilitation. Mark trained in bricklaying and business skills. His rehabilitation was further supported through cognitive behavioural support and help planning his future. He is now earning a living building houses in his community.Read More
Without Chance For Change, I like many young Nepalese girls would be married with children, and my education and youth would be over. Today I am employed and studying for a degree in Education. I am also playing a positive role in my community, inspiring and motivating other young people to find their vocations and roles in life.Read More
From a young man living a life of drinking and getting into trouble, Edson has become an active citizen, helping out and delivering community events and projects. He is currently working on a waste disposal project, to try and protect the community from diseases such as cholera and malaria.Read More
Michael was 14 years old when he was sentenced to four years in prison with hard labour, in an overcrowded prison where you are lucky to get one meal a day. When Chance For Change started the Routes to Change programme, Michael was referred for rehabilitation and was supported to reintegrate back into his community. He is now back at school, volunteering for his local police force, helping keep the community safe.Read More