NICO Life, NBS Bank join hands with newly-launched Polytechnic Student Society of Banking and Finance

By Duncan Mlanjira NICO Life and NBS Bank on Friday were among the guests gracing the official launch of the Student Society of Banking and Finance at the Polytechnic in Blantyre as a gesture of solidarity to foster a lasting partnership towards Banking and Finance degree programme. Banking and Finance was initiated at the Polytechnic over three years ago and now that it has settled well, the students themselves decided to establish the society with intent of connecting well…

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MISA Malawi president, first indigenous Malawian lady pilot captain being used as role models for school girls in remote Mulanje

By Duncan Mlanjira Faces of Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter president, Theresa Ndanga and first indigenous Malawian lady pilot captain, Yolanda Kaunda have been painted as murals on the walls of a newly-constructed 120-bed girls hostel for Khwalala Community Day Secondary School in remote Mulanje. This was an idea hatched by donors of the construction of the hostel, Plan International Malawi, as one way of using the two as role models for the girls to emulate…

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Malawi Aquatic Union takes lifesaving to another level for rural areas

By Duncan Mlanjira Malawi Aquatic Union’s Lifesaving Society is set to take its objective of preventing and stopping drowning at local level along the shores of Lake Malawi by training lifesaving skills to youths, starting with Nkhata Bay next week. Lytton Mabeti, a qualified lifeguard by professional and swimming instructor at St. Andrews International High School, says the Nkhata Bay initiative is being done in collaboration with South Africa’s lifesaving society, which is St. Andrews’ main examination center. The…

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Councillors Lipikwe, Chimbanga facilitate for Jacaranda’s Mr. Luc’s Library at St. Pius in Soche Township

  By Duncan Mlanjira  Councillor for Limbe Central Gerald Lipikwe and that for Soche Ward Leonard Chimbanga played a huge role for Jacaranda School for Orphans to provide Mr. Luc’s Library project at St. Pius Primary School in Soche Township, Blantyre. This was revealed on Tuesday during the official launch launch the 17th Mr. Luc’s Library that was done with pomp as it was graced by its sponsors — students and teachers from Shanghai American School. Chimbanga revealed that…

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Malawi 🇲🇼 Relief Fund UK partners with Special Olympics in inclusive education in primary schools

  By Duncan Mlanjira Special Olympics Malawi organization has partnered with Malawi Relief Fund UK (MRF-UK) in a special programme in which the Special Olympics reaches out to primary schools which enroll special needs learners to facilitate health screening exercises. Malawi’s Special Olympics reaches out to schools in more than 24 districts in Malawi in conjunction with Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare and on Friday, January 24, the exercise was done at Mponda Primary School in…

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Teachers Union of Malawi calls off industrial strike

  By Duncan Mlanjira On the day that Malawi joined the world to celebrate the International Day of Education on Friday, January 24, Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) suspended the national wide strike involving public primary, secondary school teachers and lectures in all the public Teacher Training Colleges (TTC). The International Day of Education proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to honour education and its centrality to human well-being and sustainable development, including gender equality. It was celebrated…

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HIDCO running a promotion to enable its members to buy plots for building their houses with attractive conditions

  By Duncan Mlanjira Housing Investment and Development Cooperative (HIDCO) is running another promotion but this time it is offering loans to its members to buy plots to build their houses. HIDCO has acquired land behind Chitedze Research Station in Lilongwe and is selling to its fully-paid up members plots of 40 by 30 at only K1.8 million. Through the promotion, ‘Kugula Ma Plot Mofewa”, a member that applies for loan to buy a plot or plots and will…

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Mulanje primary school learners tasked to spy on each other for possible teenage love affairs

  By Duncan Mlanjira  Early child marriages are rampant in Mulanje and that has prompted Plan International Malawi have set up strong campaign strategies to put a stop to the malpractice using traditional leaders, community volunteers and Timveni community radio. On top of that, primary school learners have also been engaged to check on each other’s signs of teenage love affairs and report to their parents, teachers, traditional leaders and community volunteers. On Monday, Plan International Malawi engaged the…

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Two Jacaranda on life-changing entrepreneurship scholarship to the US

  By Duncan Mlanjira Jacaranda Secondary School has sent two of its 2017 Malawi School’s Certificate of Education (MSCE) graduates to the USA for a semester Accelerator Program at Watson Institute in Boulder, Colorado where they are expected to develop social entrepreneurship skills. Clement Kammwamba and Reuben Salima flew out to the US on Friday, January 17 on what has been described by Jacaranda as an incredible opportunity of high quality international education where they will learn skills that…

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CADECOM takes Inclusive Education to another level with fresh campaign on antenatal clinic attendance

  By Duncan Mlanjira Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM) has taken its Inclusive Education programme which it initiated in rural areas to another level by encouraging expectant mothers to conscientiously attend antenatal clinic sessions. This is one way the parents can avoid bearing children with disabilities because antenatal clinic sessions advises expectant mothers many ways on how to live a healthy life, among other things, through eating proper balanced diets.  Inclusive Education is an academic programme aimed at integrating children…

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