Chifundo Robert Youth Wave Changemaker 2021

Robert Chifundo

Executive Director for Youth Forum for National Transformation (YOFONAT). Robert is an Economist by profession holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Economics and Youth Activist by passion with much focus on Gender Equality and SRHR. He believes in doing it now for life is unperfected. 



Youth Forum for National Transformation (YOFONAT) is a youth based organization based at Mtandile which was established in 2018 and started ground work in December, 2019.  YOFONAT currently has three Chapters; Lilongwe University of Agricultural and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Madisi and Lumbadzi in Dowa District. The organization was established to advance Youth agenda through four key Thematic areas; Gender Equality, Mental Health, Education and Skills Development and Environmental Management.  YOFONAT works inline with National and Continental development pillars; Vision 2063 and Agenda 2063 through Trainings, Advocacy, Youth competitions, networking and Campaign.  


YOFONAT is centred at harnessing the energy and leadership potential of young people so that they become active individuals to influence change through Human Rights based approach. 


Achieving the society that recognizes and responds to the full range of the needs and gifts of young people 

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Brenda Sosola

Member of RHOBEC (Restored Hope for Better Community),  a youth registered organization that was created on 5th May, 2020. The aim of the organization is to promote child rights, nutrition, and youth development, environmental management in our community, Lumbadzi and other surrounding villages of Dowa District .The moto of the organization is to promote health for sustainable livelihood. The organization has so far achieved the following;

1. Ending child marriages around Lumbadzi areas

2. Improved nutritional status of many families and household within the area in question.

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Bridgitta Flao

Bridgitta Flao is a communications specialist with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Cultural studies. She has over 7 years’ experience in broadcasting and digital media. She is a social media marketer, writer and a  PR manager. She won the British Council future news essay writing competition in 2015. She is passionate about young girls and women and has been actively engaged in advocacy. Bridgitta was named the most powerful young voice IN UHC, HIV and Sexual Reproductive health rights at ICASA in Kigali, Rwanda 2019. Bridgitta is the national communications director for Africa Asia foundation Malawi Chapter. She is also a marketing intern for Gwaga Agency Malawi and currently contributes for, Times FYI as well as Malawian Girls Rock.

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Alice Chiwaya

Apart from working with a local NGO called Save the Poor Foundation (SAPOF) based in Blantyre, Alice Chiwaya is also implementing some projects in Ntcheu District. She is a trained Agricultural Extension Worker who decided to join the Civil Society in order to serve the rural people and the community at large on another Platform. Having joined Save the Poor Foundation, a local NGO which is working in the areas of Education, Health, Women and Youth Empowerment and Advocacy as the Program Manager in 2013, Alice was appointed as the Executive Director by the Board of Trustees in 2017. Amongst her accomplishments, Alice has been elected as the Chairperson of Limbe Youth Network; Secretary of Blantyre Youth Network; Ambassador for Ball to Ball- a USA based Charity Organization. Through working with SAPOF, Alice successfully championed a campaign in targeted Primary and Secondary Schools in Blantyre and Ntcheu on the Education for All, making sure that vulnerable children are accessing good and quality Education.

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