Umba Zalira

Co-founder
Growing Ambitions
About
Umba Zalira is an African intersectional feminist passionate about Sexual Reproductive Health for girls and young women. She is the Co-Founder of Growing Ambitions, an all young women led non-profit community organization that provides comprehensive mentorship and support to teenage mothers in peri-urban areas. She is also the co-creator and co- host for Feministing While Malawian a podcast exploring all issues affecting young women in Malawi from a feminist perspective. A 2014-15 Global Health Corps alumna, member of the Young African Feminists Dialogue and RESURJ , she is currently working with Theatre for a Change as the Social Inclusion & Learning Manager and sits as the Board Chair for Every Girl In School Alliance (EGISA).