DAPP in Mzimba Trains Tailors and Shoe Makers
DAPP Mzimba Teachers Training College in Mzimba district was established to train teachers for rural Malawi primary school who are also humanly trained to become change agents in their communities by playing leading roles in community building efforts.
In an effort to reach out to more youth with technical and entrepreneurial skills, DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School extended its operations by setting up tailoring and shoe making training centres at Mzimba TTC with funding from Sympany of Holland.
On 26 September 2018, the Mzimba Satellite Tailoring and Shoe Making centres graduated 29 tailors and 15 shoe makers respectively.
The tailoring training program targets the at risk and vulnerable adolescent girls and young women aged between 15 and 25 who are selected from communities around the college to benefit from the free training. On the other hand, the shoe making training targets both young males and females from disadvantaged backgrounds who also receive the training at no cost.
The graduations for the tailoring and shoe making students were the third and first graduations respectively.
At the end of their training the beneficiaries are provided with start-up tools including sewing machines which enable them to be able to start up small scale businesses.
DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School equips youth with technical and entrepreneurial skills for them to be able to start up small scale businesses or be able to secure an employment thereby alleviating poverty.