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Developing the innovative potential of youth through skills training

Dalitso Mvula is a 24 year-old student at Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Mikolongwe Vocational School. He comes from Nyankhwa Village, Traditional Authority Nkhombedza, Salima District. Currently, he is pursuing Fabrication and Welding - level one.
Dalitso joined Mikolongwe Vocation School in 2017. He says he has so far learnt a lot of modules in the course, but he mentions Manual Metal Arc Welding as his favourite subject.
“From this subject, I have acquired both skills and knowledge on using manual metal machines to weld metals,” says Dalitso.

Dalitso dreams of opening his own workshop in the next two years

Dalitso dreams of opening his own workshop in the next two years

Dalitso and his friends working in a welding workshop

Dalitso and his friends working in a welding workshop


He did his practicals in welding windows, window protectors at a workshop which was being constructed at the school. “This presented me with an opportunity to demonstrate my competence in welding,” Dalitso says.
Fabrication and Welding subject prepares one to be experienced in welding windows, window protectors, door frames, chairs and door protectors. These are some of the items that Dalitso is able to make without any supervision.
Dalitso says he is grateful to have obtained this level of experience from Mikolongwe Vocation School. “This has been of benefit because I will be able to carry out the welding fabrication activities when I complete my studies at this school,” he says.
He thanks DAPP Mikolongwe instructors for imparting him with all the skills and knowledge that he has attained so far. He dreams of opening his own workshop in the next two years and employ his fellow youth.

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