Greetings from the country director
DAPP Malawi believes that poverty can be overcome through adopting a coordinated, community-wide approach to development, which combines education, adult literacy, improved livelihoods, increased production, health, women empowerment and environmental protection. In its 22nd year of implementing development programs in the four thematic areas of agriculture, education, community development and health, DAPP Malawi continues work with the people of Malawi and empower individuals and families to make informed choices about their lives and take an active role in society to reduce poverty, particularly in rural areas.
What started as a clothes sale business to generate funds for the first Child Aid social project in Chikankeni, Chiradzulu District in 1995 has now grown with a work force of more than 800 dedicated employees who reach out to approximately one million people across Malawi. It is with profound gratitude that we salute the Government of Malawi, partners, employees and the many volunteers who continue to support DAPP Malawi projects tirelessly, and to the millions of Malawians we have worked with over the years in the projects, who have made each day an inspiration to do more.
As we in 2017 look at the 21 years gone by, looking at the present and casting our eyes into the future, there is still a great deal of work to be done and we look forward to the coming decades as we remain committed to continue fighting shoulder to shoulder with the poor.