Youth

From the Streets of Zambia to the Big Stage

Tobias, second from the right, grew from PCI Zambia’s programs to go from street child to thriving community member. Project Concern International (PCI) has been taking a community-based approach to promoting health in Zambia since 1996. We recently celebrated the 20 year anniversary of PCI Zambia and reminisced on the transformational changes we’ve [...]

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Girls Only! – Empowering Young Girls to be Strong

By Ashley Dittmar PCI empowers people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty and to live happier, healthier lives. As a PCI fundraiser based in San Diego, I’ve seen first-hand how our local programs have made a meaningful impact with the communities where we work and the impact philanthropy has made on the [...]

Strong Mothers, Strong Daughters: WE Empowers Across Generations

Story and Photo By Gesler Castillo Women are effective agents of change in their communities and families, and through our Women Empowered (WE) Initiative we’ve seen firsthand how important economic development and social capital is to breaking the cycle of poverty. Since 2012, PCI has implemented our WE program in Guatemala, an integrated economic and [...]

Living Positively with HIV: Thato’s Story

Thato, a nine-year-old girl from Mochudi, Botswana, is a survivor. During a routine home visit, a PCI partner and local peer educator trained on how to spot child abuse, gender-based violence and exploitation observed Thato’s extreme health condition and took her immediately to a clinic. Thato was severely malnourished, weighing only 38 pounds. She was [...]