Malawi Government has hailed the Development Aid from People to People (Dapp) for teaching its students vocational skills and agricultural production.
Minister of Economic Planning and Development Atupele Muluzi said this on Thursday when he visited Amalika Teachersâ€™ Training College (TTC) in Thyolo and Mikolongwe Vocational School in Chiradzulu, both institutions run by Dapp.
Said Muluzi: â€œWe shall devise a model of working together with Dapp since they are complementing governmentâ€™s efforts to meet Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] by 2015 such as that of education, HIV and Aids and hunger,â€ said Muluzi.
The minister called on Dapp to open more training colleges across the country to train many youths.
Dapp country director Lisbeth Thomsen said her organisation believes in the combined model of teaching to ensure that its products standout where they would be posted for duties.
â€œIf they do not want to teach, do carpentry or electrical installation, then they should venture into agriculture,â€ she said.
Thomsen said Dapp will open another college in Mzimba to serve the Northern Region.
â€œWhat we want is continued team work with government departments. It is also pleasing to note that public and private sectors recruit our students,â€ said Thomsen.