EMpower’s work stretches across the world, touching the lives of young people and communities in 15 emerging market countries. Young people’s voices and experiences shape all that we do.
Through the eyes of young people participating in programmes supported by EMpower, we can see their realities, personal growth, and leadership in making change happen. Through the stories of our grantee partners, we better understand their challenges, solutions, and contexts in which they work.
We are proud to share stories from young people and our partners that highlight the positive impact they are having in their communities and beyond.
Meet some of the inspiring young people who have participated in EMpower-supported programmes in this video.
"I hope that one day I can pay back the people who have helped me, by helping other youth in return."Read Ericson's Story
A young woman breaks gender barriers in farming and the new economy.Read Hawa's Story
Alan Duarte shares his story and speaks about the motivation behind starting his own organisation called Abraço Campeão (Champion Embrace) in Rio de Janeiro.Read Alan's Story
Miche Williams pens a moving piece about her experiences at South African girls' organisation BRAVE.Read Miche William's piece
Cyclone Yaas brought widespread destruction to the coastal region of West Bengal, India earlier this year. Girl leaders, who had been trained and mentored by a former EMpower grantee partner, Nishtha, some years ago, proved key to the local response.Read Nishtha's Story
"Onda Solidária helped me to believe in myself and gave me courage to reach for my goals.”Read Marcos' Story
After participating in REACH programmes, Tinh became confident, improved his English language skills, and found a path out of poverty.Read Tinh's Story
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