Malawi: A story of independence

Hear how returning to education has transformed Rozina's life and helped her to build resilience.

Rozina Wisick

 Rozina Wisick outside her home in Chikwawa district, Malawi (Tom Price / All We Can) 

Rozina is a single mother raising two children while pursuing her education. She endured a challenging past with an unsupportive husband who mistreated her and neglected their family. Her determination to create a better life for herself and her children led her to make a brave decision to leave her husband and seek new opportunities.

The Turning Point
Returning home as a single mother opened up the opportunity for Rozina to resume her education. She saw this as a chance to break free from the cycle of struggle and uncertainty. Completing her education held the promise of a brighter future, a stable job, and the ability to provide for her family.

“when you are educated, you are empowered, you can do something that will help you make some money. You are in a much better position.” – Rozina Wisick

Education as self-empowerment
Rozina believes in the power of education as a means of self-empowerment. She understands that education is the key to financial independence and a better quality of life. Rozina is wholeheartedly dedicated to her studies, putting in extra time and effort to ensure her success.

Challenges Along the Way
Rozina faced additional challenges when her community was hit by devastating storms, resulting in damage to her home. Despite the hardships and displacement, Rozina remained determined to continue her education. She used every available moment to study and improve her skills, even in the midst of adversity.

Community Support
Rozina’s community began to change for the better when their pastor received training from EAGLES (Education and Growth for All, Learning Empowerment Services). EAGLES equipped members of the local community to set up a Social Action Committee to support the wider community and individuals like Rozina. The community rallied around her, providing essential supplies and emotional encouragement. They understood the importance of education in transforming her life and the lives of her children.

A Bright Future Ahead
With unwavering determination, Rozina envisions a bright future. She looks forward to completing her education and securing a stable job to support her family. Rozina firmly believes that her resilience, along with the support of her community and the guiding hand of God, have brought her through challenging times and will continue to lead her towards a better life.

Rozina’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of education and community support. With her unwavering dedication and the backing of organizations like EAGLES, Rozina is on the path to fulfilling her potential and creating a brighter future for herself and her children. Her story inspires us all to overcome adversity and strive for a better tomorrow.

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