DAPP Malawi remains grateful for the three years of partnership with Sunbird Tourism Limited and Honourable Rhino Chiphiko MP towards the training of 15 teachers (7 and 8 teachers respectively) who graduated in November at the DAPP colleges.
DAPP also extends its profound gratitude to its partners for Team 2013 who include Atsikana Pa Ulendo, Standard Bank, Airtel Malawi, Aquaid, Ntchima Trust, Waterloo Foundation, OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and others for believing in its refreshed training program which also saw the DAPP teacher training program from the initial extended from 2.5 years to 3years
Williamv Matawale, a OFID sponsored student at DAPP Amalika TTC explains:
“Early this year, my team mates and I travelled across Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe where we learnt a lot of new things during the 4 months study travel.
The most striking moment during the travel was when we where in Ntcheu district and got the rare opportunity to interact with Senior Chief Kwataine who is championing safe motherhood. I was inspired by his passion and enthusiasm, this encounter has made me to be more aware of the issues that affect girls and women which include gender based violence, child marriages and illiteracy. I am now more involved in community activities which aim at raising awareness on these issues. I feel that with the training and continuous engagement of communities in college activities, I am able to advocate for women and girls’ rights.”
OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) entered into a multi-regional partnership agreement with Humana People to People to train 164 new primary school teachers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, and Mozambique. The teachers are being trained at the 17 existing teacher-training colleges located across the four countries.
The project in Malawi is aimed at expanding inclusive and equitable quality education through the training of 65 student teachers at three of the four DAPP TTCs.