Voices Awake: Girls Equipped for Change was founded in 2013 with the mission to empower girls through holistic and trauma-informed programs that equip them with the skills and tools they need to create lasting, positive change in their lives.
Based in Salima, Malawi, the ministry provides numerous programs including a rescue home to provide sanctuary from girls escaping abuse, a school partnership with Cornerstone Christian Secondary School to provide education, a feeding program with healthy lunches, mentorship and tutoring programs which raise awareness on social issues and introduce female role models, as well as vocational training and job creation efforts. Through these programs, girls are encouraged to pursue their dreams as people created for a purpose.
Founded and led by Vanessa Mwangala, a graduate of the MA of Organizational Leadership program and our first female Executive Director, Voices Awake has the vision to create a Malawi where every girl is empowered to transform her life and community. You can read more about our programs at VoicesAwake.org.
- Safe home with 20 beds
- Providing food, shelter, clothing, and trauma-informed care
- Mentorship and empowerment programs
- Employment opportunities and school support
- Providing tuition for 30+ girls
- Uniforms, school supplies, counseling and tutoring
- Daily feeding program with healthy lunches
- Weekly mentoring with female role models
- Vocational training and job creation
- Entrepreneurial opportunities