CAMFED Malawi Board - Vice-chair Traditional Authority Chikumbu, Mulanje District
Widely respected in her community, Ida uses her platform as a traditional leader to campaign for an end to early marriage and renew efforts to keep children in school. A teacher by profession, Ida knows that education will enable her community to break the vicious cycle of poverty. She encourages community members to come together and provide essentials for the most vulnerable children. Not stopping there, Ida has taken her activism beyond her local area, persuading other traditional leaders to protect the best interests of their youth, with a focus on education.