• DAPP Malawi is in 2019 celebrating 24 years of active involvement in development work with communities through out the country

  • DAPP is implementing 17 projects within education, health, agriculture and community development in 25 district that span across the country's three regions

DAPP Dowa TTC donates clothes to orphanages

DAPP Malawi through one of it’s Teacher training colleges known as DAPP Dowa Teachers Training College (TTC) aims at not only equipping youth to become teachers for rural government primary schools, but also equips vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) who reside in areas surrounding the TTC with skills and knowledge in tailoring through a four months tailoring course. Through the course, adolescent girls and young women are taught how to produce eight various items before they graduate from the institution with a certificate. The items produced are mostly kept on displays.

 

Children Wearing The Donated Clothes

Children Wearing The Donated Clothes

Happy With The Donation

Happy With The Donation

From the 11 - 12 July, DAPP Dowa TTC donated clothes sown by its graduated tailoring students under the four months project held at the TTC known as Satellite to two orphanages in the district namely Hope Grace Alliance Orphanage and When the saints orphanage.
The orphanages which care for children who are between the ages of six months to 25 years old were grateful for the donation and said they will work hard in their education so that they can also go to college and learn various skills.
Mr Paul Mtenje, Social worker for Circle of Hope Grace Alliance said as an institution and organization, they are thankful for the donation and do not take it lightly.
Through its four TTC’s namely Amalika, Chilangoma, Dowa and Mzimba, DAPP Malawi with funding from Sympany Netherlands is training vulnerable adolescent girls and young women in tailoring skills and knowledge through the four months course known as Satellite and plans on equipping 720 adolescent girls and young women in these skills by 2020

 

 

DAPP Donates to People Affected by Floods

DAPP Malawi has donated 1173 family packages of second hand clothes to people affected by the floods in Malawi through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs in the Ministry of Homeland and Security.

Children Will Also Benefit From The Clothes Donation

Children Will Also Benefit From The Clothes Donation

Clothes Donation At Nchalo Camp In Chikwawa

Clothes Donation At Nchalo Camp In Chikwawa


The packages comprise of about 50 pieces of clothes for women, men, children and beddings which will be distributed to families living in camps in some of the affected districts.
Receiving the donation on 28 March 2019 in Blantyre was the Director for DoDMA Harris Kachale who expressed gratitude towards the good cause.
He said the donation will go a long way to provide decent clothing and cheer the victims that have been psychologically affected after losing their homes and property including clothes.
Handing over the donation, the DAPP Malawi Country Director Lisbeth Thomsen said as DAPP Malawi they are responding to the call for help towards the flood victims as they are also concerned about the floods and its effects.
She said DAPP Malawi will organise for more clothes to reach out to more people.  The donation is valued at around 12 million Malawi kwacha and expected to benefit around 5000 people.

The packages will be handed over to the Department of Disaster Management 1173 packages for families and 1000 packages for women840,330 people affected according to DodMa and UN in Malawi.

ECD Centres and Caregivers Benefit from Clothes Donation

On 25 January 2019, DAPP Chilangoma Teachers Training College (TTC) carried out a clothes distributing exercise in Lemu, Kumanda and Gomonda villages which surround the college in Traditional Authority Kuntaja in Blantyre district.
The clothes had been received as a donation to the needy from the DAPP Second Hand Clothes and Shoes fundraising project.

Beneficiaries Of The Clothes Donation

Beneficiaries Of The Clothes Donation

Dolls Made From Second Hand Clothes For ECD Centres

Dolls Made From Second Hand Clothes For ECD Centres


The beneficiaries included Early Childhood Development (ECD) Caregivers who volunteer to teach preschool children in their villages.
The second hand clothes that need reusing were handed over to ECD centres around the college to use for production of teaching and learning materials like dolls.
DAPP TTCs work support ECD centres around its four colleges with the training of Caregivers on how they can handle learners.
Currently DAPP is supporting 85 ECD centres around its four TTCs of Chilangoma, Amalika Dowa and Mzimba in Blantyre, Thyolo, Dowa and Mzimba districts respectively.

 

DAPP Malawi donates secondhand clothes to Zomba Prison

On 22nd December 2017 DAPP Malawi donated second hand clothes worth MK555,000.00 to Zomba prison.
The donation was in response to a request made by Malawi Prison Service which asked DAPP to donate clothes to 285 prisoners who were to be released between 23rd November 2017 to 31st December 2017 following the presidential pardon and the Chilungamo project by European Union which requires that sentences should be revisited against the offence committed to decongest the prisons in Malawi.

Inmates Receive Packs Of Clothes

Inmates Receive Packs Of Clothes

Women Receiving Packs Of Clothes

Women Receiving Packs Of Clothes


In appreciation Superintendent Lawrence Matola the station officer for Zomba Prison said the donation came at the right time when the prison was about to release some prisoners. Supt Matola also said that the prison is also keeping some who have spent many years at the prison and the clothes they brought in is completely torn. Most of the prisoners when they are released they go home in rags which doesn’t portray a good picture and they found it difficult to be accepted by their community that they have been transformed.
DAPP Malawi accepted the request to donate clothes to Zomba prison so that the prisoners who are to be released should have something to put on. He also said that the outgoing prisoners need a "fresh" start in life so that they can sustain themselves and not end up coming back in the prison.
Out of 285 prisoners who received the donation 22 were female and they each received 6 pieces of clothes.

Recycling creates development

Recycling creates development

 

The objective of DAPP Malawi’s 2ndHand Clothes and Shoes sales is to contribute to economic development, make clothes and shoes available and raise the standard of living of especially the poor people. The objective of DAPP Malawi’s 2ndHand Clothes and Shoes sales is to contribute to economic development, make clothes and shoes available and raise the standard of living of especially the poor people.
Sales of good quality used and recycled clothing raises funds for development projects in Malawi while thus transforming items that had zero value for the previous owners to a considerable value for the new owners and for other people who are active in creating development.

The recycled clothing business has contributed significantly to the empowerment of the rural communities and improved the lives of the vulnerable and The Poor, the children and youth, women and men in the rural communities of Malawi.

By providing quality clothes and shoes from 34 sales outlets throughout Malawi, we continue to make a positive contribution to the communities by providing clothes and shoes at affordable prices.

Our efforts have, in Malawi, created employment for more than 250 direct personnel employed in our clothing processing, transporting and clothing selling shops. Moreover about 4.000 customers and their approximately 8.000 assistants are doing business in local markets across the country. Entrepreneurship has been triggered in the rural communities by making an important trade item available, making it possible to achieve an increase in trading and a more business environment in such communities.

The business model of clothing sales has contributed to the socio-economic development of the society through supporting small business ventures. Such ventures received a lot of support which was witnessed by some of our customers taking part in our capacity building initiatives. The initiatives were targeting empowering the customers into business minded micro-enterprising, managing their finance, use of basic systems which act as checks and balances, getting to know alternative ways to source funding to support their business liquidity among others. Such courses were made possible through guest facilitators from banks, micro finance institutions and seasoned entrepreneurs.  

Malawi---C-S-a-customer-with-a-bale-of-clothsDAPP Malawi has donated clothing to communities affected by natural disasters and other emergencies and occasionally to various groups and individuals rendering care and support to the most vulnerable.

On the social side, there has been a lot of awareness and community mobilization combined with the clothes sales to prevent our customers from becoming victims of HIV and AIDS or becoming able to better manage a life living with HIV. The knowledge about prevention HIV and AIDS and handling of the disease were communicated to the customers during customer-interactive days we call “open days”. Key emphasis is on the message of participating in voluntary HIV testing.

As DAPP Malawi we also see our chain of clothing retail shops and wholesale shops as an activism in the fight against global warming. Reuse of clothes reduces the carbon emission.

In the bigger picture, the main importance is to raise funding to aid our actions in community development.

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