MALAWI - YOUTH PROGRAMMES
In Malawi we work with and support young people whose lives are challenged by unemployment, coming into conflict with the law, or being trafficked or coerced into underage sex work or abusive relationships. We also focus on working with young people who are considered to be at high risk of facing these challenges.
Pioneers For Change is a movement to inform and educate school girls at risk of sexual abuse, exploitation, trafficking and slavery in Lilongwe, Malawi. Weekly workshops are held with girls and their families to raise awareness of the risks and how they can protect themselves and their friends. The better informed and equipped young girls are, the better chances they have of working together with their community to stop this abuse. You can see from this film, young girls are already making great progress!
Watch our film and see young girls bringing about change in their own communities to stop sexual abuse and exploitation.
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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.
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.
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.