Solar Is Restless
Next month, two Solar people head to Tanzania with our partner charity, Restless Development. Ceara and Zaithwa (Z has he’s known) won their place on the trip after wowing our internal selection panel with their in-depth research, huge amount of passion and their understanding of ‘what it’s all about’ in terms of the charity’s projects and their own personal development.
Ceara, one of our Desk Based Account Managers in the Chippenham Office and Z, our Change Management Agent based in Salford, recently headed to the Restless HQ in London for a series of briefings prior to their trip to meet the team and learn more.
“When young people are given enough capacity, support and trust, they are an unstoppable force for positive change’ - this was one of the quotes printed on the wall at Restless and this is one of the reasons why I have become such a fan of Restless: their engagement and belief in youth” recounted Z who was born in Malawi and moved to the UK when he was 7. “Their approach is truly refreshing and gives me hope that in the future we will have extraordinary change in developing countries due to the flames they have lit in young people.”
During the day, they explained that one of the projects they were going to visit whilst in Tanzania will be the Mabinti Tushike Hatamu project, which empowers young women by educating them on their sexual rights and equipping them with skills to give them a sufficient livelihood by making traditional clothing. This is something that sparked Ceara’s interest in particular during her research for the trip, “access to education and training so that they can have a better life and support themselves should be a basic right. The opportunity to support young women on this project is exactly why I put myself forward for the trip”
Whilst in Tanzania Ceara and Z will be delivering their own training to young people as well as managing the country’s communications for Restless. Both have planned adventures to Zanzibar at the end of their time in Tanzania and Z will travel on to Malawi to see his family.
If you would like to learn more about the great work Restless Development do across the world, and in particular the global South, click here