• DAPP Malawi is in 2018 celebrating 23 years of active involvement in development work with communities through out the country

  • DAPP is implementing 17 projects within education, health, agriculture and community development in 25 district that span across the country's three regions

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  • December 11, 2018 Community Development

    Case Story - Mary Chinkhuni

    Mary, one of the newly enrolled tailoring students at DAPP Dowa teachers training college believes this is a dream come true and life changing experience. “I have always dreamt of being a fashion designer. When I finished my form 4 in 2017, I was hoping to find a place which was affordable for me…
  • November 30, 2018 Community Development

    CSOs challanged to strengthen collaboration in the fight against GBV

    The Government of Malawi through the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare launched the 16 Days of Activism campaign against Gender Based Violence (GBV) on 23 November 2018 at College of Medicine in Blantyre.Malawi is commemorating the 16 days under the theme “End GBV in the…
  • September 02, 2018 Community Development

    150 Villages Declared open defecation free

    The DAPP Child Aid projects builds on the idea that the people in a community should work together in a structured way to discuss and come up with solution to issues of mutual interest in particular those that involve the wellbeing and upbringing of the children. The aim is to create safe and…
  • September 01, 2018 Community Development

    My dreams unfolding case story – Stella Mangasi

    On 18 October 2017 I arrived at Chimkwende primary school in Thunga zone, Thyolo district. I was nervous to go and face classroom full of learners, interact with fellow teachers and the community. I felt like giving up on the profession until I realized that I made it to the end of the week. With…
  • August 30, 2018 Community Development

    DAPP improves transitioning of infant learners from CBCC into Primary School Findings

    The DAPP Let Children Stay in School (LCSS) project was implemented in six districts namely Chitipa, Rumphi, Ntchisi, Lilongwe, Machinga and Nsanje targeting to reach 114 primary schools. The goal was to improve the transition of infant learners from community based care centres into primary…
  • August 26, 2018 Community Development

    I want to set up my tailoring shop – Ester Michael

    Esther Michael is 18 years old, she comes from Pemba village in Traditional authority Nsakambewa, Dowa district. She is one of the Satellite tailoring training beneficiaries being offered at DAPP Malawi’s Dowa Teachers Training College (TTC). The Satellite Tailoring is an extension of DAPP…
  • July 05, 2018 Community Development

    Deputy Director in Ministry of Finance Commend DAPP for Strides in Child Aid Project

    The DAPP Child Aid project in Machinga district together with the DAPP Social Development Fund (SDF) organized a project visit where partners had a chance to appreciate the project’s progress to date. Started in November 2017, the project is being implemented in three Traditional Authorities of…
  • July 02, 2018 Community Development

    Soya milk making supports nutrition of Kalumo village families

    Before 2015, the family of Agnes Kaliati from Kalumo village of Traditional Authority Kalumo in Ntchisi could not afford to buy milk. It was too expensive and the family could only drink milk once or twice in a year. Since joining Mother Group at Masangano Primary School in 2015, Agnes together…
  • June 19, 2018 Community Development

    Government Economist Urges Farmers to Capitalise on Macadamia Nuts Project

    The Chief Economist in the Ministry of Local Planning and Development Flemings Nyirenda says smallholder farmers working with DAPP Malawi in a Macadamia Nuts Value Chain Enhancement project in Mzimba district should capitalize on the project’s initiatives in order to enhance their farm…
  • June 17, 2018 Community Development

    Neno Girls Hope for Economic Empowerment

    Mary Gogoda, Yamikani Office and Lusina Benda are among 31 young women and girls who are undergoing a four-month tailoring training at Neno Youth Centre in Neno district. The training also known as Mobile training is a four-month program being run by Development Aid from People to People (DAPP)…
  • June 13, 2018 Community Development

    DAPP hands over tailoring startup tools to satellite tailoring students

    DAPP Dowa Teacher Training College (TTC) Satellite Training Centre held an Open Day on the 30th of May 2018 where 49 young women and girls who have undergone tailoring training at the institution received startup tools. The tools include sewing machines, measuring tapes, cloth materials, scissors…
  • June 05, 2018 Community Development

    Partners applaud DAPP for strides made through LCSS Project

    DAPP Let Children Stay in School (LCSS) project was aimed at ensuring smooth transition of preschool learners to primary school by working with in-service teachers and the communities to create conducive learning environment for the lower class learners.The project reached out to 114 primary…
  • February 19, 2018 Community Development

    CASE STORY: Stanley Kachidowo

    Stanley Kachidowo is a primary school teacher at Mafosha School in Mafosha village, Traditional Authority Chakhadza in Dowa district. He was trained at DAPP Dowa Teachers Training College to work in rural Malawi primary school. In 2016 he was posted to work at Mafosha where he was assigned to be a…
  • February 16, 2018 Community Development

    HOPE in schools project for informed AGYW

    Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Malawi in partnership with the National AIDS Commission (NAC) is implementing a Hope in Schools project called Creating Space for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) to Access Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services. It aims at promoting…
  • January 20, 2018 Community Development

    Machinga and Dowa district officials visit DAPP Project

    The District Coordinating Committee members for Machinga and Zomba districts visited DAPP Malawi’s Child Aid project to appreciate what the project is doing in their two districts. Child Aid project officers organized the exercise in order to present to district officials the achievements that the…
  • January 19, 2018 Community Development

    Phalombe TIMS Case story: Lydia Chilobwe

    Lydia Chilobwe comes from Chinani Village, Group Village Headman Chinani in Traditional Authority Chiwalo in Phalombe district. She is 37 years old with 2 children. She was diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) in June 2014 at Holy Family Hospital in Phalombe district. She started receiving treatment,…
  • December 16, 2017 Community Development

    DAPP Dowa TTC’s Youth Centre Supporting Communities

    The Youth Centre at DAPP Dowa Teachers Training College constructed with funding from the Chinese Embassy is making significant impact to youth and communities around the college. The centre which includes a Mass Media and Information Centre, a Pre-school and a borehole was handed over in July…
  • Traditional Authority Makhuwira receiving the ODF Certificate from Mr. Beston Chisamile
    June 01, 2017 Community Development

    Celebrating T/A Makhuwira’s attainment of Open Defecation Free Status

    DAPP Malawi in partnership with the Malawi Governmaent, with financial assistance from the Global Sanitation Funds via the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council and Plan International Malawi has for the past 6 years been implementing the Accelerated Sanitation and Hygiene Practices…
  • Ovaline Phir to the right
    January 25, 2017 Community Development

    Community engagement key towards ending child marriage

    Below is a testimony from one of the community members around DAPP Mzimba TTC who has been active in the education activities carried out by the college. 37-year old Ovaline Phiri lives in Chaliwa Village with her husband and four children (2 boys and 2 girls). She is the Parent - Teachers…
  • Marita Nkosi from Fuse Village in Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa district is one proud woman farmer, who has no regrets for joining the adult literacy classes happening in her community.
    September 23, 2016 Community Development

    Literacy improves farming skills

    For many young people and adults, non-formal education is the main route to new learning. DAPP Malawi and its partners have been conducting adult literacy classes in the communities in order to empower the most disadvantaged rural farmers. Marita Nkosi from Fuse Village in Traditional Authority…
  • With over 100 members, Mongola says the women groups have already contributed into reduction of cases of gender based violence in homes.
    September 18, 2016 Community Development

    Fighting Gender Based Violence through Savings Clubs

    Fighting Gender Based Violence through Savings Clubs An innovative concept of village based savings clubs has seen DAPP Malawi empower rural women in the Southern Region of Malawi in fighting gender based violence. The costs of gender-based violence are substantial. Violence against women and girls…
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    August 15, 2016 Community Development

    Soya Milk Production

    DAPP Malawi,Soya Milk Making Supports Nutrition of Kalumo Village Families Before 2015, the family of Agnes Kaliati from Kalumo village of Traditional Authority Kalumo in Ntchisi could not afford milk. It was too expensive and the family could only manage to drink milk once or twice in a year.Since…
  • 1500 villages
    July 18, 2016 Community Development

    Improved sanitation in more than 1,500 villages

    The standard of living for thousands for people in districts of Thyolo, Chiradzulu, Blantyre and Chikhwawa district are set to improve for the better as DAPP Malawi in partnership with PLAN and UNICEF is mobilising communities to make and use latrines.DAPP Malawi works to compliment government…
  • WFP and DAPP Malawi fighting hunger in rural areas of Malawi
    May 23, 2016 Community Development

    DAPP Malawi fighting hunger

    Margaret David a mother of seven is struggling to make ends meet. She has no source of income and her only hope for her survival and that of her children is the field. She still had to depend on very unpredictable weather patterns to provide for the necessary condition for her to produce food…
  • WFP DAPP Malawi mitigating the impact of climate change
    May 23, 2016 Community Development

    WFP/DAPP Malawi mitigating the impact of climate change.

    In order to mitigate the impact of climate change as well as improve the composition of soils in traditional authority Kunthembwe in Blantyre, WFP in collaboration with DAPP Malawi is working with communities to plant trees. Some of the trees being planted is Albizia Lebbeck locally known as Mtanga…

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