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Virtual Mentoring with Visa

We have missed hosting volunteers over the last 18 months. Luckily, we were able to connect with Visa’s Southern Africa office who reached out wanting to volunteer with D2D youth. Through some creativity from both D2D staff and our new friends at Visa, two virtual mentoring sessions took place in…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Netball
Determined to Develop Malawi Netball
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Netball for Girl’s Club

Recently, D2D’s junior and senior primary school girls club had a netball game against another team of young girls from a neighboring village. Recently, the girls have been playing for the first 15min before the start of each girls’ club session, a routine which was put in place to make…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Back to School

Back to School

Before the start of each and every term, D2D organizes a youth workshop designed to gear up the sponsored youths as they are going back to school. For more than six hours all the sponsored youths gather in the pavilion to listen to different topics and advices that are prepared…

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D2D Visits SOS Children's Village 2
D2D Visits SOS Children's Village 2
D2D Visits SOS Children's Village 1

D2D visits SOS Children’s Village

D2D’s Residential Youth Program is one of the five main areas of programming on the ground in Malawi. It’s managed by the Residential Program Manager and overseen by a House Committee. This committee consists of representatives from the community, parents, and youth as well as the District’s Child Protection Officer.…

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Determined to Develop Planting Trees
Determined to Develop Planting Trees
Determined to Develop Malawi Reforestation
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Tree Planting at Sangilo Community Development Day

Each year, Determined to Develop prepares tree seedlings to be shared within the surrounding communities at the start of rainy season. This year we managed to produce 2000 trees that were to be distributed to our local Primary schools, Community Day secondary Schools and to community members. At the beginning…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Nursery School Workshop

Nursery School Teacher Preparing to Welcome Back Students

Nursery school is an important stepping stone in a child’s path to success. Determined to Develop continues to be involved with the running of four local nursery schools. The D2D staff recently hosted a training workshop for nursery school teachers. During the workshop, teachers learned strategies for effective lesson planning…

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John Chilembwe Day
John Chilembwe Day
John Chilembwe Day

D2D Celebrates Chilembwe Day!

January 15th marks the annual “John Chilembwe Day” in Malawi. John Chilembwe (1871 - 3 February 1915) was a Baptist pastor, educator, and missionary who is commemorated today as Malawi’s earliest independence movement hero. John Chilembwe dedicated most of his adult life to advocating for the rights of Nyasaland’s (Malawi’s)…

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Determined to Develop Students University

Residential Youth Begin Their First Term at University!

With the new year comes new and exciting developments for many of D2D’s youth. This month, 3 of D2D’s residential youth will be starting their first term at university. At the end of every school year, high school seniors take their Malawi Secondary Certificate Examination (MSCE), a national exam whose…

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Geoff Mzembe

Meet Our Staff: Geoff Mzembe

Geoff Mzembe has been with D2D since its outset in 2009 when he joined Executive Director Matt Maroon and three others in founding the organization we have today. Geoff had just earned a degree in Education from the University of Livingstonia, specializing in Geography and Development Studies when he joined…

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