Tawina Jane Kopa-Kamanga, 2011 AWARD Fellow, Malawi
Tawina Jane Kopa-Kamanga was recently awarded a US$10,000 grant from the Public Health Institute (PHI) through its Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy and Leadership Institute (AGALI). The PHI is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the U.S. and around the world.
As one of only four candidates to receive the grant, Kopa-Kamanga was invited to take advocacy and leadership training by AGALI in August, and is now a 2011 AGALI Fellow. AGALI promotes global health and development by enhancing the capacity of Latin American and African leaders to improve the health, education, and livelihoods of adolescent girls and young women. Kopa-Kamanga’s project, which will be implemented through an NGO called SACCODE-Trust, involves training adolescent girls in the areas of education, rights and responsibilities, sexual and reproductive health, and participatory monitoring and evaluation. She was recently interviewed by a local newspaper in connection with becoming an AWARD Fellow.
Read the newspaper clippings here and here.
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