Jenifer’s Story

“Fear of speaking about sexuality to adolescents by parents jeopardizes their future aspirations.” Jenifer is a 67-year-old retired primary teacher. She is one of the Social Analysis and Action (SAA) group members under the SHE SOARS project in Dadamo sub-county. She has five children and one adopted child, making her a mother of six. She raised …

PRISHTINA’S STORY

“Empowerment comes when we break free from gender stereotypes and support others as equals. Together, we can make a difference.” Prishtina is a 23-year-old Young Leader from Pulchowk, Lalitpur in Nepal. She has worked with Restless Development for over a year on our Youth Take the Lead project. a three-hub country exchange program funded by …

ELIZABETH’S STORY

Young girls like Elizabeth are breaking barriers through education and setting an example to inspire others. Limited access to education for girls in rural Sierra Leone poses a significant challenge. Discriminatory practices often rooted in cultural norms and economic disparities hinder girls from receiving the life-changing education they deserve. Elizabeth is a 12-year-old young girl …

TRADITIONAL LEADERS FIGHTING CHILD MARIAGES

Aliness’ Story Aliness, is a 14-year-old young girl living in Petauke, Zambia.  In her village, young people face many challenges such as child marriages, teenage pregancies and child labour. Many girls, including me, and everyone who was married off at a young age are back in school because of the commitment of our village headman …

ABPHIPSA’S STORY

‘’Life is all about learning, the lessons we get are never wasted. Every twist, turn, and learning happens for a reason which lifts us.’’ Abhipsa Pradhan is a 23-year public health graduate. She was inspired to join Restless Development Nepal’s Youth Take the Lead Programme after noticing that most young people in Nepal do not …

JOSEPH’S STORY

Agriculture is my way of life, and I believe it will not only secure my future but also empower my community to thrive. Joseph Joseph Nicodemus Dominick is a young leader and agriprenuer from Manyara, Tanzania. His story is a testament to the power of determination, education, and community support. Joseph has transformed his life …

Young people’s demand for accountability leads to construction of Maternity Wing.

Zambia, like many other Sub-Saharan African countries, is faced with a high burden of disease, especially maternal, child and adolescent health problems; communicable diseases (Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Tuberculosis (TB), COVID-19, among others, and a growing burden of noncommunicable diseases. Even though there has been progress in selected health indicators, particularly for maternal …

Devika’s Story

“We often hear that young people are the leaders of tomorrow, I believe we are the leaders of tomorrow but our job starts today.” Devika is a biotechnology, chemistry and zoology student living in Bangalore, India. She was 16 years old when she decided to tackle the detrimental impacts of single-use plastics. This was when …

Justine’s Story

Peer to Peer education saving up young lives in Tanzania Justine is a young change maker from Kyela District impacting change through peer education where he facilitates sessions in five (5) villages in Mwaya ward in Mbeya Region. Recurring incidents of abuse, assault and misconduct carried out by juvenile in conflict with the law has …