76 school girls climb a mountain to raise awareness of sex trafficking and exploitation

Girls Lead The Way To Stop Trafficking and Exploitation

Pioneers For Change is a new programme, designed by our team to try and stop the harmful and widespread practice of school aged girls being trafficked or coerced into sex work or other forms of sexual abuse and exploitation. Our young Malawian team are going to extraordinary lengths to create a programme with real impact. Delivering workshops within primary schools, conducting extensive family visits, working alongside the police and schools to ensure a holistic and effective programme. 

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New Alternative To Custody Centre - OPEN

New Alternative To Custody Centre - OPEN

We have opened a new reformatory centre offering young men and boys 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.

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Rocket Wood- Sustainable Firewood Project

As part of a new C4C project, Young Malawians are developing and innovating new local solutions a critical problem facing Malawi- the deforestation caused by wood being cut down for fuel. Working in partnership with local farmers, and employing local young people as business leaders, local firewood is being grown sustainably and delivered directly to the local community. Watch this short film where the team will tell you more!

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Alternative to Custody- MALAWI

Alternative to Custody- MALAWI

Alternative to Custody is a new project offering young people and children an alternative to custodial sentences in prison, where they face overcrowding and inhumane conditions. 

We have opened a new reformatory centre offering young men and boys rehabilitation and training to start their own businesses. Here they learn bricklaying, bicycle and motorbike repairs, so they have a better chance at a new start in life when they finish their sentence. We also work within prisons offering rehabilitation and reintegration back into communities. Many boys leaving prisons have no where to go. We help them find their families and overcome any stigma or challenges they face when returning home.

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Rites of Passage Programme- MALAWI

Rites of Passage Programme- MALAWI

Rites of Passage works with young Malawians in townships in Lilongwe, where youth unemployment is extremely high and young people are at risk of becoming involved in crime. The programme builds towards each participant becoming an inspiring leader in their community, as advocates, ambassadors or entrepreneurs. 

We deliver innovative personal development programme, informal education to local school children, take part in youth advocacy activities and contribute to the local economy through enterprise development. Exciting new projects have emerged from young participants, for example Rocket Wood a sustainable firewood project.

Since 2012, 1000 participants have completed the Rites of Passage programme and engaged with more than 8000 young people.

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Global Forgiveness Day

Reintegration of young people who have been in prison, was the focus in our Global Forgiveness Day Campaign on the 7th of July 2016; a campaign designed and supported by Kate Nicoli, our TIE placement from UK.

One of the most important challenges facing young men and boys when they leave prison is that they may not be accepted back into their community. This successful event was well attended, and raised awareness on the importance of forgiving young people who have been in prison, and giving them a chance to return and start their lives afresh in their communities.

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