DAPP Partners With VALE/CEAR
DAPP Malawi has with support from VALE Logistics and the Central East African Railways commenced a capacity building project aimed at economically empowering people around the VALE railway in the four districts of Machinga, Balaka, Neno and Chikwawa.
The project has two approaches, capacity building for people with basic skills and social inclusion for vulnerable groups.
The first component will close the skills gaps among 500 people with basic vocational skills through a two to four month trainings so as to improve effectiveness in business and production of quality work.
With a focus on income diversification skills like cooking, tailoring, hairdressing, carpentry, construction/masonry, mechanics, entrepreneurship, trade and establishment and maintenance of ornamental nurseries.
Additionally, 1182 vulnerable members around the communities will be supported with economic activities under the social inclusion project that will strengthen the financial literacy with a focus on financial management, accountability and development of business plans.
This will be possible through creation and consolidation of Village Savings and Loan groups and build the target beneficiaries’ capacity in entrepreneurship and business management.
The project is expected to run for two years with the capacity building component taking place within a year while the social inclusion activities will be carried out throughout the implementation period.