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 2016.
Youth from the surrounding areas have been receiving computer lessons in computer hardware and software packages lik Microsoft word. In addition, the centre is a meeting place for youth to discuss and share experiences on issues that affect their day to day lives.
During the youth meetings, lecturers from Dowa TTC provide motivational talks with a focus on economic empowerment, youth involvement in decision making as well as health and nutrition.
The Pre-school at the Youth Centre is offering lessons to over 45 children and over 100 children have gone through the pre-school since opening.
The borehole at the centre supplies water to over 700 households from Dzaleka refugees camp, Lirambwe village and Dowa TTC.
Since handing over of the facility, the community around the TTC has continued to support and take care of the resources at the centre by ensuring that there are security measures put in place like using a padlock to secure the borehole from theft.