DAPP participates in International Literacy Day
The International Literacy Day championed by UNESCO raises awareness on issues surrounding adult and child literacy globally and is celebrated on the 8th of September annually.
The 2018 annual commemoration in Malawi was celebrated along with the Youth Day as International literacy and Youth Day under the theme Literacy and Skills Development.
The event took at Manyamula Skills Development ground in Traditional Authority M’mbelwa in Mzimba District and was graced by the Minister Civic Education, Culture and Community Development Grace Chiumia.
Speaking during the event, the Minister called on people of all age groups to embrace education calling on youth and the elderly that dropped out of school to go back to school or join adult literacy schools. She emphasized that a generation that is able to read and write can achieve anything in life.
DAPP Mzimba Teachers Training College which is also a centre for Satellite Tailoring training and Shoe Making course training joined different stakeholders and national delegates in showcasing vocational skills from various trades.
Two DAPP pavilions were made showcasing products which included shoes and clothes made by the Shoe Making and Satellite Tailoring students respectively.
Additionally, tailoring students that completed their four month course at the school were awarded certificates by the Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education Training Authority (TEVETA) during the event.
One of the Tailoring training beneficiaries from DAPP Mzimba TTC Patricia Ndawala expressed satisfaction that with her skills she will be able to establish a tailoring shop and be financially independent.
“With this certificate I can even get employed by a company that makes clothes and even if I keep it in my shop my customers will believe that I am well trained and qualified,” she explained.
The function was spiced up by activities which included traditional dances, fashion shows and drama.