DAPP Dowa Teacher Training College
DAPP Dowa Teachers Training College aims at training male and female youths to become primary school teachers for the rural areas in Malawi. Once trained, these teachers become highly qualified and trained in both primary school teaching methodologies and in local community development. They become professionally trained, skilled and productive members of society. The trained teachers acquire knowledge in modern ways of teaching pupils. They understand learning and skills training not as a technical thing but as being humanly motivated, demanding responsibility and contribution from each individual, delivered unreserved and with care. They are also trained in spearheading community development in the local communities.
DAPP Dowa Teachers’ Training College was established in December 2010 when the first phase of the construction was completed with funding from MFA Finland and UFF Finland and first intake of student teachers enrolled. The College graduated its first 114 student-teachers in October 2012. The college was officially inaugurated on 30th November 2012 by the Vice President of the Republic of Malawi, Right Honorable Khumbo Kachali. The second phase of the construction was funded by USDA via Planet Aid, Inc. To date, 493 students have graduated from the college.