Christmas Appeal: TAWINA Project empowering women & girls!

Giving our local action a global impact

In considering your giving activities this Christmas, YWCA Adelaide would like to help you make a global gift that really will go on giving and has a direct impact!

Donate to the TAWINA (Teams Advancing Women in Agriculture) Project that tackles gender inequality in Malawi, through the economic empowerment of women and girls!

You can donate simply by clicking here and selecting ‘TAWINA Project’ as your donation choice.

Over the last two years, it has been our great pleasure to work with Tawina Kopa-Komanga, a woman from Malawi who has been in Australia for family reasons while building a project for women and girls in her homeland.  Tawina started her project TAWINA in 2009 to tackle gender inequality through empowerment of girls through economic independence and education.  Many of TAWINA’s participants are vulnerable to abuse, HIV, poverty and early marriage due to their lack of opportunity for a different life.

TAWINA is growing networks of empowered women to enable change on a larger scale, through micro businesses based in agriculture, as well as education and capacity building to advocate for positive changes for women through government and community action.  Some of our members may have heard Tawina speak about this fantastic project at our Round the World Breakfast in 2016!

Earlier this year YWCA Adelaide donated computers to this project and received this beautiful video in return.

We are now asking you to help us support these women further.

TAWINA wants to be able to build on this computer donation by providing local professional training in computer use for the girls in the project, enhancing their employment and economic security prospects.  The target is $2,000 to fund a training program next year.

This is where you come in for local action and global impact.


Any small donation to TAWINA this Christmas will make this a reality.  We know ALL your money will go to this initiative and directly support this small but very special project. We hope you might find a small amount to support something locally connected to the YWCA Adelaide but furthering the interests of women and girls internationally.

All donations are tax deductable and will go in their entirety directly to the TAWINA project – immediately available for impact on the local community in Malawi.

Thank you for considering this as part of your Christmas giving.  Lets make 2018 an empowering year of change at TAWINA.

Learn more about the TAWINA project by visiting their website here.