DAPP MVS Celebrates 20 Years Anniversary
DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School (MVS) clocked 20 years of empowering youth in the year 2017. The 20 years anniversary celebrations took place on 20 October at Mikolongwe Vocational School campus in Chiradzulu district.
The celebrations were held under the theme “Skills and Knowledge for Youth, Key to Socio-economic Growth” and were graced by the Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Honourable Francis Kasaila who recommended DAPP for the skills and technical trainings which enable youth to be self-reliant and venturing into entrepreneurship.
The celebrations were spiced up by performances by the students at Mikolongwe which included fashion show, storytelling, choir performance, and sporting activities like netball and football as well as the awarding of a gift to 11 outstanding students by CMOS Electronics.
DAPP Mikolongwe Vocation School opened its doors in 1997 at the Providence Industrial Mission in Chiradzulu district. The institution moved its campus to the current location in Traditional Authority Likoswe in the same district in 1999.
The school is registered with Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) Authority under the Ministry of Youth, Labour, Sports and Manpower Development and offers both formal and informal training. To date, Mikolongwe Vocational School has trained over 8500 youth in various trades, who are contributing to the social and economic development of the country.
The courses being offered at the institution include; Agriculture, Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing Salon, Plumbing and Wash Technician, Bricklaying, Financial Accounting, Shoe Making, Electrical Installation and Renewable Energy, Carpentry and Joinery, Fabrication and Welding, Community Development, and Textiles and Fashion Designing.
DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School equips youth with technical skills and knowledge for them to become productive youth, be able to secure employment or become self-reliant by starting up small scale businesses thereby alleviating poverty