Educated and skilled workers are in high demand, but roughly a quarter of young people – most of them female – are currently not employed or unable to access further education or training.
Thanks to ChildFund supporters, more girls like Daliso are getting the skills they need to reach their potential and protect them from a lifetime of working in low-paying jobs that put them at risk of abuse.
Daliso was one of 10 graduates of ChildFund Zambia’s Nurse and Life Skills Training program who volunteered their services during Zambia’s cholera outbreak between October 2017 and May 2018.
Today, Daliso is using her skills at Zambia’s biggest referral hospital.
“I must say, so far, so good,” Daliso says. “Meeting patients and listening to their stories and knowing that I can be of help to them is really exciting for me.”