News/Stories

2018 DAY OF IDEAS

STEP participated in the celebration called Day of Ideas organized by the European Union in Salima. STEP set up a display stall and conducted a TEVET knowledge quiz/competition in which students from local secondary schools and Salima Technical College participated. Out of 73 entries, 18 students won prizes such as STEP

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Making the saying “Disability is not inability” a reality

STEP has partnered with Africa Vision Malawi to provide bursaries to vulnerable students, often those with physical disabilities, to learn technical skills. Since July, 60 students have received bursaries to take courses in carpentry and joinery, basic electronics, and tailoring.  Patricia Jester, a young woman who suffers from claw hand,

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NEW TEVET INSTRUCTORS UNDERGO A TRAINING ON THE DELIVERY OF LESSONS

On 18th September STEP kick-started a series of Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBT&A) programmes (3) in the Southern region, at Domasi Teacher Training College. Additional trainings will be held in the Northern and the central region during October and November this year. The training target 120 TEVET instructors recently

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Writing a Business plan – Financial literacy and entrepreneurship training

STEP partner Student Driven Solutions ran a session today with bursary holders in Mitundu on business planning.  The training sessions follow their classes in financial literacy, negotiation, marketing, and social enterprise. Over the next weeks, the bursary holders will develop their business plans with support from Student Driven Solutions teachers

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New Community Technical College Opens

The Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development held the official opening of the Aida Chilembwe Community Technical College, in Chilembwe on Thursday, 13th September. The new CTC will offer seven programmes, namely, brick-laying, carpentry and joinery, textile and fashion design, fabrication and welding, plumbing, electrical installation, and ICT.

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LITERACY AND SKILLS FOR ECONOMIC STABILITY

STEP participated in this year’s International Literacy Day commemoration which took place on 8 September at Manyamula Skills Development ground in the area of Paramount Chief Mbelwa in Mzimba district. The commemoration was a combination of International Literacy Day (8 September) and World Youth Skills Day which falls on 15

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STEP Delivers Programme in Training Course Development

A key objective for the Skills and Technical Education Programme is to improve the quality and relevance of TEVET. An important element in achieving this objective is enhancing capacity among TEVET practitioners in systematic training course development. To contribute to this capacity development, STEP organised a workshop from Monday 27th to

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Empowering students through promotion of inclusive learning environments

At the end of August, TEVET instructors from African Vision Malawi, Zayed Energy and Ecology Centre, Soche Technical College, Nasawa Technical College, Stephanos Vocational Centre, and Naminjiwa Community Technical College came together for a training on gender responsive pedagogy in TEVET.  The goal of the training was to equip the

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