Welcome To

Voices Awake


Voices Awake: Girls Equipped for Change was founded in 2013 with the mission to empower girls through holistic and trauma-informed programs that equip them with the skills and tools they need to create lasting, positive change in their lives.

Based in Salima, Malawi, the ministry provides numerous programs including a rescue home to provide sanctuary from girls escaping abuse, a school partnership with Cornerstone Christian Secondary School to provide education, a feeding program with healthy lunches, mentorship and tutoring programs which raise awareness on social issues and introduce female role models, as well as vocational training and job creation efforts. Through these programs, girls are encouraged to pursue their dreams as people created for a purpose.

Founded and led by Vanessa Mwangala, a graduate of the MA of Organizational Leadership program and our first female Executive Director, Voices Awake has the vision to create a Malawi where every girl is empowered to transform her life and community. You can read more about our programs at VoicesAwake.org.

We provide a safe space in our Girls Rescue Home, disrupting the cycle of abuse. Our Feeding Program provides healthy lunches to students.

We coordinate Sponsorships that provide school fees, uniforms, and supplies, and we offer support with our After-school Tutoring Program. Our Teen Mothers Program provides education & skills training.

Through our Mentoring Program, Vocational Training, and our social entrepreneurship effort Voices Awake Ventures, we give girls the push they need to defy societal expectations and strive for success.

Make An Impact!

All our ministries are working daily to offer love and opportunities to thousands of children each year. They are all striving to bring the support needed to help the children and youth succeed academically, grow spiritually, and develop into leaders who can bring positive change to their communities.

Our sponsors help sustain these ministries, making transformation possible for so many children and youth. Thank you again for believing in what we do and supporting a child.





Step 1: Registration

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Child Sponsorship $36 per month/ $432 annual

When you sponsor a child, you are changing a life forever. With your support our ministries can reach hundreds of children through dynamic after-school programs, summer camps, nurturing staff, and holistic programming.

Child sponsorship covers the costs of a child to attend a Christ centered after-school program where they are fed, receive academic support, participate in games and interactive classes that complement their learning.

The sponsorship allows you the opportunity to partner with UPI, build a connection with a specific child, and experience our after-school programs through your child’s eyes!

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