By Mutinta Muchanga
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR MUTINTA: A LIFE OF MANY POSSIBILITIES
Mutinta is 29 years old. She is prone to weight gain and keeps fit by taking a morning walk as part of her exercise routine. She does this at 5 am every week day.
She is a student studying to be a Doctor of Dental Surgery at The Copperbelt University (CBU) Medical School in Ndola, Zambia. She is in her final year and attends to patients during clinical rotations.
She has a lunch break from 1pm to 2pm. She uses this time to work on school assignments. She also checks her emails and makes progress on her online volunteering tasks.
After school, she gets back home to do her laundry, maintaining green habits by allowing her clothes to dry in natural sunlight.
Afterward, she relaxes while soaking up the sun and reads a magazine.
In the evening, Mutinta takes time to do some cooking. Its one of her favorite hobbies.
She also has a talent of braiding hair. Being a student, she has a limited budget and resorts to styling her own hair each day rather than spending money at the hair salon.
Mutinta likes to relax and spends time with her friends while having a great dinner at her favorite restaurant.
The story of Everyday a Girl, tagged #EDAG, is a glance into the lives of ordinary women through a series of poignant photo stories. These series of images will visually express the roles, challenges, activities and duties that females in diverse communities face in their daily lives.
SAFIGI Outreach Foundation Ltd, a volunteer-run NGO registered in Zambia, implemented EDAG in order to place a strong emphasis on positively redefining the role of females in our society. This campaign highlights that gender equality and equity, woman empowerment, and safety for the girls is key to the world’s socio-economic development.