Cassandra Matale lives in the rural western province of Zambia. A social worker by profession and passion, she is committed to development in her community and nation. Matale holds a Diploma in Social Work and is in the second year of study for a degree in Social Work Practice and Development. Currently she is a Programme Manager for a youth organisation, Adolescent Reproductive Health Advocates, in Mongu, Zambia. Matale has worked as a social worker for the past ten years. She describes herself as a patriotic Zambian who looks forward to taking up new challenges to help her mother country and others in Africa and around the world benefit from her hard work, dedication and passion.