• DAPP Malawi is in 2020 celebrating 25 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

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.

Symbolic presentation of sewing machines to graduating students

Symbolic presentation of sewing machines to graduating students

Tailoring student showcases products made during training

Tailoring student showcases products made during 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.

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