From pupa to butterfly

My name is Crystal and I am 21 years old. I stay with my mother, stepfather and nephew. I have never really understood why or how I became HIV positive, hence accepting my status was very difficult. I attended a lot of counselling sessions to try and help me through...

Youth demand services

Botswana has just over 2 million people and 35% of them are under the age of 15. Meeting the need for modern contraceptives for adolescents and young people is critical to achieving their sexual and reproductive health and rights. SAT, working with young people in the...

Pride in the community

In rural Zambia, a lack of information and patchy health services has led to teen pregnancies, child marriages and growing levels of violence against adolescent girls and young women, so increasing HIV infection and school dropout rates. In many communities, only a...

Child bride to brighter future

Chenai is a 17-year old from Zimbabwe who was married to a much older man when she was just 14 and became a mother at 16. With the support of SAT partner, Chiedza Community Welfare Trust, Chenai was able to access the health services she needed and return to school....

Activating for change

Twenty year-old Grace from Malawi didn’t think of herself as a leader and change maker. But after training on advocacy and youth participation supported by SAT, Grace has realized her potential and is pushing her way forward. “During the training, we were told that...