Chance for Change - Malawi

Empowering young women in Lilongwe

 

Pioneers of Change is now a growing 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.

 

 

Alternatives to Custody Programme

Prison for young boys in Malawi can often become a life sentence. Exposure to desperate living conditions, overcrowding and diseases such as HIV, together with no offer of education, rehabilitation or reintegration results in boys often ending up back in prison or worse. 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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