Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture visits DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School (MVS)
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mr. Francis Phiso and other government officials visited DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational Training School (MVS) on the 14th of October to appreciate the running of the Malawi Jobs for youth Project.
The project, which is being implmemented under the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development with funding from the African Development Bank aims at creating an environment for youth to participate in economic activities which will enable them to become self-reliant entrepreneurs. It targets youths aged between 15 to 35 years, budding entrepreneurs in the informal and formal sectors and out of school youth.
As an implementing partner, DAPP Mikolongwe vocational School is to train 500 youths by the end of the project. With a current enrollment of 53 youths, consisting of 20 males and 33 females respectively, the youth are trained in theoretical components of the various courses they are undertaking for a period of two months and thereafter proceed to industrial attachments for one month. The one-year project phases out in December 2020 and is expected to create an estimated 17,000 jobs for the youth of Malawi
The Minister encouraged the students under training to concentrate on their studies so that when they start their businesses they can employ fellow youth.
DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School has been in operation since 1997 and aims at equipping youth with technical and vocational skills and knowledge for them to become productive, be able to secure employment or become self-reliant by starting up small-scale businesses,