Minister Visits DAPP Malawi Projects – Dowa
The Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security has applauded DAPP Malawi for the developmental projects that are contributing to the social and economic development of Malawi.
The Minister visited Zidunge Women Farmers’ Club in Group Village Headman Zidunge, Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa district where women farmers are growing maize, beans, peas, tomatoes, mustard, and irish potatoes among others. She also took time to appreciate the sanitation and hygiene activities being promoted in the community through use of hand washing facilities, dish racks and firewood saving stoves to fight the effects of climate change.
The Minister said she was impressed with the projects DAPP Malawi is doing to empowering women which in turn is contributing to socio-economic development. She emphasized that the government of Malawi will work hand in hand with Non-Governmental Organization that implement programs that empower people to generate income and become self-reliant and recommended that women in security should work with the Women Farmers’ clubs to share on how they can be resourceful by engaging in income generating activities.
While visiting Dowa TTC, the Minister appreciated the TALULAR (Teaching and Learning Using Locally Available Resources) resources made by student teachers. These are materials that they produce for teaching their learners in rural primary school they are posted to work by the Malawi government after graduating. The Minister also interacted with young women from the surrounding communities who are being trained in tailoring at the college as a way of equipping them with skills and knowledge in order to become self-reliant and be able to start their own small scale businesses.