Thoko Chikondi/Oxfam. This project is funded by the European Union.
When I meet fellow young people, I encourage them to amplify their voice.”
Jessy, a Climate Activist in Malawi
A Strong Voice for Change
“That’s when I realised that I am part of a youth movement that can bring change to the world”.
“For a person like me to stand in public and talk about the effects of climate change on my country, it wasn’t easy. I realised that even young people can speak their mind and change the world. The trip has changed my life. I have self-confidence and I can speak to anyone about climate change. If I see someone destroying the environment, I tell them to stop it. When I meet fellow young people, I encourage them to amplify their voice.”
The future of activism
Three years on, Jessy continues to campaign for bold climate action and rally the next generation of climate change activists. It’s the same plea she delivered to the mayor of London as well as leaders of both the Labour and Conservative parties in the UK.
"We won't overcome challenges caused by climate change if leaders continue to just talk about it instead of taking decisive action to make the planet a better place for everyone, even the unborn."
“As the youth, we are the future of the world. It is very important for young people to speak our mind... If we continue to destroy the environment and neglect climate change, it will be difficult for us to survive. If we get no rain the whole year, what are we going to eat? How are we going to survive?”
“I want many young Malawians to take part in the movement. I want to continue campaigning for climate action because I am thinking about generations to come. I want to fight for them to have a better place.”
If you’d like to join Jessy in her fight to leave the next generation a better world, consider a gift in your Will.