THK Stories #6 — Candace Hetchler

“It gives young people a community.”

Watch the story of Candace Hetchler

Coordinator of activities in Egypt, Facilitator

Candace is a coordinator and facilitator of the Khatwa program in Egypt where she helps youth take their first step towards engaging in active citizenship. In Khatwa, youth find a community and learn that small actions can, taken all together, create larger actions that lead to significant change. One participant project team used street theater in their village to raise awareness about female genital mutilation, leading the governor of the village to take a stand and women to raise their own voices against the practice.

“It gives young people a community.” — Candace Hetchler