CHOICE would like to share some insights through a series of articles in which young people talk about the most significant change they perceived in their own lives or in their community as a result of our program. Cause in the end the success of our programs comes down to the in impact they have on individual lives: the stories we change. In this first piece we meet up with Esther.
Together with Plan Nederland, CHOICE is working on a special 1-year project to address early and forced marriage in Zambia and Mozambique. The project is part of a regional program in Southern Africa called ‘18+’, which supports girls to get the education, skills and support they need to move themselves from poverty to opportunity.
We might have jumped up and down a couple of times because of our excitement” said CHOICE executive director Elsemieke de Jong about the moment NRC’s editor in chief Peter Vandermeersch announced that CHOICE’s advert had been selected as one of the winners of the NRC Charity Awards Jury Prize.