Miss Pearl Designs Visits Fashion design & Tailoring students at Mikolongwe Vocational school
Through DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School (MVS), youths are trained in various vocational skills to enable them generate their own income or secure jobs. The school contributes to the Malawi Growth and Development Strategies (MGDS) through training the youth with relevant technical and vocational skills for them to become productive members of the society by starting up small scale businesses.
Among the eleven formal and informal courses offered at the school, Textile and Fashion design is one of them. The three year course funded by Sympany Holland equips students with skills and knowledge in Tailoring, designing, life skills and business management among others.
On the 14th June, the Malawian based Fashion designer Mrs. Lulu Makawa better known by her work as "Miss Pearl Designs" visited Textile & Fashion design students at DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School to share her experience in fashion as well as appreciate the work that the students are doing.
“I had the privilege of listening to former students share their work and business experiences as well as watching a fashion show that the current students organized. I was so honored to share my story, experiences and inspirations with the Textile & Fashion designing students here at DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational school. There is so much potential in this group of young people” Said Mrs. Makawa.
DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School located in Chiradzulu district offers 11 formal and informal courses namely Agriculture, Bricklaying, Carpentry, Community Development, Financial Accounting, Textile & Fashion Designing, Beauty & Hairdressing, Renewable Energy & Electrical Installation, Plumbing & Wash Technician and Welding & Fabrication, Cobbler and Shoe Making and Tailoring. To date, 10,650 students have graduated since its establishment in 1997.