Bathrooms. We all need them. 5 miles outside of Zomba, a major Malawian city, young women have only the guarantee of a semi-enclosed pit latrine called a chim. That is about to change at Nsondole CDSS. Find out why in this post.
Through the stories of Ahamadu, Emma, and Sunganini, the changing narrative surrounding women’s health within the community is explored.
Chisomo is a previous Story Time participant in the Women’s Empowerment Project, and since graduating, has become a volunteer facilitator and learner guide for CAMFED on the topic of sexual health and reproduction. She feels that because she went to school, “maybe I should do business. I should do something on my own.” But her mall business is not without struggle, due to the recent drought.
A few weeks ago, we introduced Memory, a bubbly and energetic student at Nsondole CDSS. Her story continues as she shares the struggles she’s had with balancing school, providing for her family, and setting herself up for her future.
As a primary school teacher who happens to live very close to the secondary school, Ms. Changuya generously started volunteering her home in 2013 as a safe space for girls to pick up pads from WEP and use a sanitary restroom. Learn about Ms. Changuya's path to teaching in this story.
Find out the latest on the Malawian government's standardized testing policy, and we ask: how would your life have been different if a certain ACT or SAT score was required for everything from a business loan to a college application?