Shortlisted Changemakers – Sep 2022 Youth Wave Malawi

We are pleased to announce shortlisted candidates for the Changemakers Programme 2022-2023 Cohort

1Adorah Gertrude MaereFBalakaKadyalunda CBO
2Aubrey DuwaMBalakaTithandizane youth support organization
3Khumbolane NyirendaFBalakaCAVWOC
4Ruth MaluwaFBlantyreMphatso Zathu Foundation
5Rebecca LitchowaFBlantyreTBC
6Memory ChanikaFBlantyreGENET-Feminist programme
7Samuel KamangaMBlantyreBwalo La Ana Youth Active Community Organization
8Emmanuel NamponyaMBlantyreYoung Voice
9Leticia ChinangwaFBlantyreYoung and Empowered
10Jessie NasiyayaFBlantyreMzati youth organisation
11Thokozani Jane KasiyaFBlantyreForum for AIDS Counseling and Training
12Paul SelenjeMBlantyreFPAM-YAM
13Susan TemboFChikwawaTBC
14Esther Delibe KampoteFChikwawaReach Out to Girls Organisation
15Veronica NsonaFChikwawaYouth Action For Change
16Mtondera Vitu-Faith MandaFChikwawaFemEng Malawi and Lions International Club
17Emma ChomoFDedzaCitizen Impact Organization
18Mervis LivuzaFDedzaYouth Initiative for Community Development
19Clementine UwinezaFDowaGirls get equal movement
20David GhambiMKarongaHYCF(Helping You Community Forum)
21Susan ChisiFKasunguGirl's On The Lead Young Feminist Movement
22Beatrice MwaleFLikomaSamala Moyo Youth Club
23Queen MwandiraFLilongweFPAM-YAM
24Etta KamtokomaFLilongweTeam Oasis
25Vincent TenthaniMLilongweSociety for Youth development and Social Change
26Howard BowaMLilongweFount For Nations
27Davie Sakuwa MoyohMLilongweHuman Power Organisation
28Robert ChimtoloMLilongweMaphunziro Movement Trust (MMT)
29Rejoice TiwahlaniFLilongweSAT Youth Hub
30John Mpakani KiseweMLilongweNetwork for Youth Development
31Sharonrose ChilindaFLilongweShe Decides Malawi
32Thokozani MphandeFLilongweTrust psychosocial support
33Blessings ChiwosiMLilongweAmbassadors Charity Trust
34Patricia ChimtengoFMachingaCommunity change for youth Development
35Asima KapalepaleMMachingaMachinga Youth Hub
36Charles DailesMMachingaCommunity Change for Youth Development
37Mphatso KapitoMMachingaForum for youth Development
38Patuma KachokaFMachingaNsanama Girls Club
39Joseph Kondwani LogaMMangochiGRANDPEN AFRICA
40Liya BrightonFMangochiMangochi Youth Center
41Gift MajawaMMangochiFPAM-YAM
42Patrah OnionsFMangochiiMonkey Bay Youth Organization
43Daniel KamchachaMMchinjiMindset Youth Club
44Cathreen ChikadzaFMchinjiCISE
45James BandaMMchinjiTransformation of Orphans Lives in Malawi
46Ethel LihomaFMulanjeMulanje Youth Organization
47Isaac LameckMMulanjeTikondane Theatre for Change
48Ephraim Malichi ZuluMMulanjeEducation
49Jonas FadweckMMulanjeThuchila Youth Empowerment Programme and Development Network
50George MlomaMMwanzaTikambe Youth organization
51Lara MugalaFMzimbaMzuzu Crisis Nursery
52Rehema PatricksFMzuzuSection 30
53Innocent MbezumaMMzuzuMzuzu Y+
54Vitumbiko ChavulaFMzuzuWomen Human Rights Defenders
55Faith MbaleFNkhatabayChild Hope Organization
56Keturah JilumbeFNkhatabayMinistry of Health and population
57Wyson LukaMPhalombeChiringa Youth Organisation
58Collings KhalipwinaMPhalombeNyezerera Youth Network
59Lyona Chimwemwe KaluaMRumphiLife Concern Malawi - Youth Hub
60Zizwani MsiskaMRumphiHenga Youth Transformation Network
61Eddah Leonard NyirendaFRumphiGirls Shine Foundation
62Ishmael Cibonda PhiriMSalimaNational Association of Young People Living with HIV
63Kingston SafuyaMSalimaNakondwa Youth Club
64Blessings TsokaMSalimaChisomo Radio Station
65Sifra Roneck DzimbiriFThyoloMulanje Youth Organisation
66Tiyanjane SmartFThyoloChange4US
67Cassim MartinMThyoloChange4US
68Alinafe JamesFZombaZomba Chingale Youth netwok
69Luke Tingopenya NazombeMZombaUnity Youth Club
70Shalom MangongondoFZombaLittle Big Prints Youth Organisation

To proceed to the next step, all shortlisted candidates are encouraged to submit a completed form before the 15th September 2022

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Announcing Changemakers Programme 2021!

We are thrilled to announce the new cohort of our signature leadership programme, Youth Wave Changemakers Programme (

Having received hundreds of applicants, we have selected the crème de la crème of youth leaders with track record of leadership and proven community footprints in their respective districts. The Changemakers will develop skills and acquire crucial knowledge that will improve the quality and amplitude of their impact for the next 6-12 months.

This is a unique opportunity for these talented young leaders to inspire fellow youths and create a significant positive impact in their communities and beyond.



Download the list of selected changemakers here

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#AGEC2021 Communique



We are excited to share with you all the Declaration that came out of the first Africa Gender Equality Conference 2021, which was held in Malawi from 8 to 10 March.

The call to action is in line with the conference themes of women’s leadership, investing in women for equitable growth, new pathways to end violence against women and girls (though the access to justice issue is not mentioned) and particularly calls on traditional, religious and political leaders to use their voice and platforms to influence and speak out.

  • All in all, a good advocacy document.  Download it here and please share further as relevant.

To read more on the conference:

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10+ Her Period Her Pride: A Campaign by Peter Mndalasini

It has been a month since I started implementing a project called “10+ Her Period Her Pride” as a Women Deliver young leader for the class of 2020. About 40 girls in Lilongwe district have been trained on how to make reusable sanitary pads.

 Although the project is intended to reach about 300 girls, but what about the rest of the girls who will not be able to access the training workshops due to the limited financial resources at my disposal? The project’s proposed ripple effect works by enabling the trainees under this project to train many other girls within  their communities.

But again, what about the other girls who are also struggling to access menstrual hygiene products (sanitary pads) in other districts across Malawi?

This is why the project is advocating for improved access to sanitary pads among primary and secondary school girls.

 No girl should miss classes due to lack of sanitary pads.

 As a young leader, I have done my part and I am calling upon the Government of Malawi to allocate adequate resources towards menstrual hygiene in primary and secondary schools. For instance, removing tax on sanitary products would go a long way towards achieving this goal.

Girls should not fail to enjoy their rights to equality, health and education due to menstruation.

I feel that there is need for some innovative thinking in striving to achieve this. For instance, the Ministry of Education should include the making of sanitary pads within the school curricula.

Education is the most powerful tool which we can use to improve access to sanitary pads among school girls, thereby contributing to ending period poverty in Malawi.

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This is a unique signature leadership programme, led by ​Youth Wave​, that aims at building the next generation of servant and selfless youth leaders who are passionate and committed to changing the lives of young people and impacting communities by solving the world’s toughest challenges using innovative solutions in sustainable ways. The Changemakers have track record of leadership skills and are drawn national- wide from youth-led NGO’s, networks, clubs, institutions of higher learning and other development structures at national, district and community level. The programme involves tailor-made capacity building designed to necessitate personal growth and development. The programmatic focus areas are: Health, Gender, education, Civic engagement and Advocacy (social accountability).


  • Be on the ground doing the work and ability to use the power of digital media
  • Belong to a registered youth-led organisation or network
  • Good understanding of SDG’s and be between 16 and 30 years old

Roles of Changemakers

  • Inspiring and mobilising others to implement change process
  • Thinkers who use problem-solving skills to deal with problems related to change.
  • Support youth leaders and making the case for change again and again. Identifying a cause near to their heart and leading change


  1. Access to funding opportunities
  2. Joint proposal development, fundraising and resource mobilisation
  3. Networking platform with bright young minds
  4. Spotlight in the Changemakers Waveflash
  5. Catalyst for personal and professional growth
  6. Opportunities for capacity building, and
  7. Supportive global village for youth leaders.

Instructions for applying

Send as a Word document or  PDF, the application should contain the following:

  1. Name
  2. District
  3. Email address
  4. Phone number
  5. Your work (already done, being done or planned).

Applications should be sent to and a copy to not later than 5pm on Friday, January 29th 2021.

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