Most often, young people, we undermine ourselves, we undermine our abilities. But I have learnt, that’s it’s really young people that can change the world and at the same time changing our communities. For my example, it’s actually young people, who pushed from the community level, and then carried the messages to the national level, and then saw all the massive changes, that are happening is Malawi… It’s actually young people driving the change.”
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3. Sexual reproductive health and rights including hiv/aids
4. Gender equality
5. Addressing gender based violence and mental health issues among adolescents
Currently the foundation is working on a mentorship and coaching program “Dream it, Be it: Career Support for Girls” funded by the Freedom Fund and the “She Dreams” Project being supported by the Mauch for Girls Foundation in Geneva (WMFFG Foundation) which will be supporting orphan children. The foundation is looking for funding partners to respond to its thematic areas
I have always wanted to build a community center for children support.
F4GL has a TalkShow, which is a digital platform for advocacy for young people. We are now hiring video production crew which is expensive. As such we are planning to start raising funds for purchasing heavy duty cameras as we are working towards setting up a studio for the program.
The foundation is open for international student researchers/volunteers.
Foundation for Girls Leadership
MEMORY HAS BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST CHILD MARRIAGE SINCE SHE WAS A TEENAGER
Her sister got pregnant, had to drop out of school and get married at the age of 11. Since then, Memory Banda has fought tirelessly for the rights of women in her country, Malawi. This is her story.