News/Stories

My Tsogolo Magazine Team Works with STEP to Spread the Word

A team from My Tsogolo magazine has been visiting community day secondary schools (CDSSs) to engage local teachers in delivering writer’s workshops to students. These interactive workshops focus on building resilience by giving boys and girls an opportunity to recognize why gender stereotypes exist in Malawian culture, and to appreciate

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UN Volunteer Joins STEP

A United Nations volunteer is set to join STEP in early August to help the programme implement its communication and visibility plan. Ms. Jacqueline Mpeni, a Malawi national, brings with her an interesting mix of skills including recent experience in community radio. Having worked in a rural environment, she understands

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CELEBRATING WOMEN IN THE TRADES

At Mponela Technical Community College in Dowa, Malawi, out-of-school girls as well as girls in their last years of secondary school are trying out a technical trade.  Building a picture frame in the woodworking workshop, threading metal pipes in the plumbing workshop and laying clay bricks are part of the

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PRINCIPAL’S FORUM

A Principals Forum was held at Salima / Senga Bay from April 17th to 19th, 2017 with representatives from 29 institutions. Unlike previous forums where principals from only three Government and four grant-supported technical colleges attended, this STEP supported Principals Forum also hosted representatives from community technical colleges, community skills

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POETRY IS POWERFUL

STEP is celebrating women and girls who are courageous to enter non-traditional careers.  According to Robert Chiwamba “We know the journey is not easy for them and often times they have been held back by the community’s beliefs that they can’t do a man’s job.  I want all of these

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STEP STRENGTHENS INDUSTRY LINKS WITH CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

STEP has been working with the construction sector to ensure revisions to the curricula for the five major construction trades align with industry needs. The Chairperson of the construction sector advisory council (SAC), Mr. Joe Ching’ani,  was approached to identify trade practitioners who could participate in five upcoming DACUM (Developing

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NGWAZI ZAZIKAZI COMPETITION

We want to hear your stories!  Are you between the ages of 10-25? Do you have a role model? Is there a Malawian woman that you admire for her efforts in making Malawi a great place?  A woman who is breaking gender norms, entering the trades and other non-traditional areas?  We

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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COORDINATION COMMITTEE HOLDS FIRST MEETING

The first meeting of the CDCC was held at the TEVETA Board Room on May 26th, 2017. The purpose of this committee is to ensure the processes for curriculum development are strengthened and new and revised curricula meet TEVETA quality standards. Made up of representatives from the Department of Vocational

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