266 AGYW Trained in Tailoring
59 Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) have completed their four-month tailoring and entrepreneurial skills training under the DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School Mobile Training Centre in Machinga district.
On the 28th August 2020, the District Youth Officer for Machinga district Mr Swiden Zuze led the presentation of certificates and handing over of start-up tools to the students at Kapoloma training centre in Senior Chief Kapoloma in the district.
The students were concurrently trained in two centres of Senior Chief Kapoloma and Traditional Authority Ngokwe.
The two teams were the last cohorts to be trained in the project which brings the total of girls trained to 266 against a target of 270.
The students received start up tools (as capital) in groups of three also known as trios to enable them to start up a small scale tailoring business. The materials include a sewing machine, a roll of fabric, a charcoal iron and a pair of scissors among other.
The Mobile Training Centre had been implemented for a period of three years from 2017.
The beneficiaries of the project have been adolescent girls and young women from rural and hard to reach areas in six districts of Machinga, Phalombe, Mwanza, Neno, Balaka and Thyolo.
The project was supported by Sympany of Netherlands and worked hand in hand with the Machinga district council and the TEVET (Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education Training) Authority.