67 Graduate in Shoe Making and Tailoring
On 19 December 2019, DAPP Malawi joined the celebration of the awarding of TEVET certificates to 55 youth who had been trained in Shoe Making and Tailoring trades at DAPP Mzimba Teachers Training College (TTC) under DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School.
34 Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) were awarded Tailoring certificates following a 4-month training.
While 35 young women and men were awarded certificates for completing in Cobbler and Shoe Making training.
The awarding of 34 Tailoring certificates marks the completion of the Satellite Tailoring project for Mzimba TTC's. The centre was expected to train 180 AGYW by December 2019 with support from Sympany of Netherlands, and a total of 182 beneficiaries have so far been trained.
Upon completion of their courses, the students receive start up tools in groups of three students that enable them to establish small scale businesses in tailoring and shoe making.
The two programs are under DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School which was established in 1997 to train and equip youth with technical and entrepreneurial skills for them to become self-reliant by securing an employment or being able to start up a small scale business.