Ellen Chilemba

Ellen Chilemba

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Name: Ellen Chilemba
Organization: Tiwale
Website: http://tiwaleproject.wix.com/tiwalecbo
Title: Founder & Director
Bio:
Ellen is a rising junior at Mount Holyoke College majoring in Economics and Studio Art. She was born and raised in Malawi. At 16, she received a scholarship to represent Malawi at the African Leadership Academy in South Africa where she graduated with a diploma in leadership, entrepreneurship and African studies. This inspired her to launch Tiwale, a community based organization which uplifts Malawian women through opportunities such as leadership workshops, micro-loans, vocational skills training and school grants. Ellen has participated in the Global Changemakers Annual Youth Summits, Forbes 5 Creative Young Africans, Africa Rising, the Powell Exemplary Leaders, the Commonwealth Youth for Excellence in Development Work, the Grinspoon Entrepreneurial Spirit, the Clinton Global Initiative and MasterCard; Ashoka's Future Forward Youth Innovations for Employment in Africa. Her passion lies in development work focusing on Africa. Outside development work, Ellen is a DJ, sculptor, lover of music, fashion, plants and travel.

Challenge Entries

We are building a women's center for education and entrepreneurship to further secondary school education classes and vocational skills training in Ntsiriza Community, Malawi.

 

We are empowered young women overcoming poverty by creating sustainable ventures that transform our communities into flourishing hubs of young entrepreneurs. We aim to support and lead innovative and enterprising young women to fulfill their potentials.

We are empowered young women overcoming poverty by creating sustainable ventures that transform our communities into flourishing hubs of young entrepreneurs. We aim to support and lead innovative and enterprising young women to fulfill their potentials.