Phalombe girls geared to fight gender based violence

By Sam Majamanda, MANA Girls from Traditional Authorities Jenala and Nazombe in Phalombe are determined to fight gender based violence (GBV) which most girls have been experiencing in the area that have been hindering them from accessing education and participating fully in community social life. Speaking on the sidelines of a girls’ camp for out-of-school youth club members organized by the Centre for Alternatives for Victimized Women and Children (CAVWOC) on Monday, one of the participants Monica Kwerengwe from…

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Society of Law Students distances itself from injunction obtained to stop presidential order on Coronavirus preventive measures

  By Duncan Mlanjira Society of Law Students (SLS) executive has distanced itself from the interlocutory injunction that some of the students from the Law Faculty that wishes to obtain an injunction to stop the order made by the President Peter Mutharika on Friday March 20 that he declared a State of Disaster in government’s prevention measures against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-9). A statement from SLS president Chikhulupiliro Zidana says in as much as everyone acknowledges that the…

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African Drone and Data Academy graduates first batch

  By Morton Sibale, MANA  A total of 24 students from Malawi and other African countries on Wednesday became the first cohort to graduate from the African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA), whose inaugural graduation ceremony took place at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC). The academy, which was launched in January this year, is the first of its kind in Africa and was established with support from UNICEF-Malawi. It is run through the partnership between Virginia Polytechnic Institute and…

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Ministry of Education provide guidelines for education institutions on Coronavirus preventive measures

By Duncan Mlanjira Even though Malawi has so far not registered any positive case of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology maintains that it is advisable to remain vigilant against infection of the disease. The Ministry has since provided guidelines to all education institutions in the country on how to manage the disease during school time as well as on holidays. A statement released on Tuesday by Secretary for Education, Science and Technology Justin Saidi urges all institutions to…

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African Bible College suspends Christian Academy’s classes for two weeks due to Coronavirus

By Duncan Mlanjira African Bible College (ABC) in Lilongwe has suspended in-person classes for its Christian Academy beginning Monday, March 23 to April 3 following the fears of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that has been rated as a global epidemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). A statement from ABC to parents and guardians says the decision is based on events in nearby countries the ABC Christian Academy administration team has made in which it feels “it is…

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Construction of 40 Secondary schools to start April

By Kondwani Magombo, MANA Government on Friday said it will embark on the construction of 40 secondary schools across the country, courtesy of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Immediate past Minister of Education, William Susuwere Banda disclosed this at Masasa Village in Group Village Headman Msumbi, in the area of Senior Chief Nankumba in Mangochi where he broke the ground for the construction of a junior primary school within the village. He said government has identified…

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Secondary schools applauded for their passion in French language

By Elijah Phompho France’s Honorary Consul in Malawi Luc Deschamps has applauded secondary schools for their passion in French language and encouraged them to take it seriously. Deschamps said this on Saturday at the end of the secondary schools French drama competition national finals of held at Zingwangwa Secondary School in Blantyre. Deschamps said he was impressed with the performances of all participating schools, saying they presented excellent productions. Mary Mount Girls Secondary School from Mzuzu emerged the winners…

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Plan International Malawi graduates 45 youths in TEVETA vocational skills in Machinga

By Duncan Mlanjira There were happy faces all around from the youths, parents and traditional leaders of Namandanje Village in Traditional Authority Liwonde in Machinga District when Plan International Malawi organized a graduation ceremony on Thursday of 45 youths, who have been trained in vocational skills conducted by TEVETA. The youths were trained in tailoring & design; hair dressing; catering; bakery; carpentry; motorbike mechanics; motor vehicle panel beating; welding and bricklaying. Plan International Malawi also presented the graduands with…

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Joseph Kamwendo Foundation donates to Jacaranda School of Orphans

By Arkangel Tembo, MANA Former Flames and Be Forward Wanderers legend, Joseph Shakira Kamwendo on Sunday donated various items worth K300,000 to Jacaranda School of Orphans situated Chigumula township in Blantyre. Through his Joseph Kamwendo Foundation, the skillful midfielder donated various items like sugar, squash and soap. Kamwendo was escorted by former Bafana Bafana midfielder, Sibusiso Zuma and former Be Forward Wanderers team manager, Steven Madeira — who is now working with Joseph Kamwendo Foundation. “I was informed by…

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CAVWOC inspires CDSS girls in Phalombe that attaining MSCE is possible

  By Sam Majamanda, MANA Centre for Alternatives for Victimized Women and Children (CAVWOC) has emphasized on the need to break the belief in Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) students that they cannot pass the Malawi School Certificate of Education and proceed with their education. CAVWOC’s Project Officer in Phalombe, Linda Alimoso made the remarks on Thursday during a girls’ conference involving 100 girls from three CDSSs in the district. She said on top of serious challenges hindering vulnerable…

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