December 27th, 2012

Photos: Dowa’s Teachers Training opening.

Posted on 27 Dec 2012 at 10:20pm

On the third picture, two teachers currently training at the new Dowa Teachers Training College that opened in Malawi Nov. 30. The college was built with the help of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Food for Progress (FFP) program, and more than 250 qualified primary school teachers will graduate from there annually. The teachers will instruct children in the rural communities throughout Malawi.

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US Foreign Agricultural Service Program Helps Provide Qualified Teachers in Malawi

Posted on 27 Dec 2012 at 10:13pm

School children in the rural communities of Malawi will soon have access to more qualified primary school educators, thanks in part to the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Food for Progress (FFP) program.

The Dowa Teacher Training College opened its doors on Nov. 30 and was built through a unique public-private partnership led by Planet Aid, a non-profit international development organization, with the help of…

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Madonna Announces Completion of 10 Schools in Malawi in Partnership with buildOn

Posted on 27 Dec 2012 at 3:47pm



(NEW YORK, December 27, 2012) — As part of Madonna’s ongoing commitment to support orphans and vulnerable children in poverty stricken Malawi, ten primary schools have been completed that will serve to educate 4,871 children. These schools are located in rural villages across Malawi and are a result of the partnership between Madonna, her charity Raising Malawi and the global nonprofit buildOn.  The ten schools, which were scheduled to be built over 18 months, have been completed six months ahead of schedule. Six of the schools are already in use and all ten will be up and running in January 2013 for the first day of school…

Madam President: meeting Malawi’s Joyce Banda

Posted on 27 Dec 2012 at 1:21pm

Exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Joyce Banda, Malawi’s first female president, as she visits supporters in the south of the country, flies to Brussels to meet key donors, and enjoys a cup of tea for Mother’s Day. Undaunted by the prospect of leading her country, claiming ‘all African women carry heavy loads’, Banda says she is keen to encourage people to speak freely and wants, by the end of her term, the Malawian people to be living better lives.

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Malawi Group Demands Improved Economy

Posted on 27 Dec 2012 at 11:05am

In Malawi, civil society groups have expressed concern that President Joyce Banda is not doing enough to stimulate the nation’s economy.

Ms. Banda became president eight months ago following the death of president Bingu Wa Mutharika.

Billy Mayaya, a leading member of the Civic and Political Space Platform group says the civil society groups will soon begin a series of nationwide protests to pressure Ms. Banda to create jobs.

“She has not put in place measures to show that she is committed to the process of economic reforms,” said Mayaya. “For example, she spends…


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