Malawi Teacher Appreciation
Malawi Teacher Appreciation

D2D Hosts Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!

  • October 3, 2019

Determined to Develop recognizes that its mission of empowering youth through education would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our local schools and their staff.  Educators in our area confront several challenges to education, with limited resources at their disposal and large numbers of students in their classrooms.…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Primary Girls Club

Primary Girls Club Shines!

  • September 17, 2019

Girls account for the majority of youth in Malawi who do not attend school because of economic hardship or other unfavorable circumstances.  In fact, only 27% of Malawian girls enroll in secondary school, and over half of girls in northern Malawi are married by the age of 18 (World Bank).…

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Residential Youth Parent Meeting
Residential Youth Parent Meeting
Residential Youth Parent Meeting
Residential Youth Parent Meeting

Annual Residential Youth Parent Meeting

  • September 4, 2019

The Residential Youth Program is D2D’s second-largest program and one that is very close to our hearts. This program provides the opportunity for vulnerable youth to have a safe, supportive, and structured family-oriented home life, where they may concentrate on their education and personal development. Presently, D2D houses 44 youth…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Summer Close

Summer Holiday Comes to a Close

  • August 26, 2019

Summer holiday at D2D is as fun as it is busy, with all 45 residential youth back on campus enjoying their time off. The two-month holiday is especially memorable, allowing the boys to come together for quality time, as many of our residential youth attend boarding schools during the school…

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Girls Club Keeps Growing!

  • August 1, 2019

The Girls’ Empowerment Program has been a main focus for Determined to Develop as a way to strengthen girls’ agency to overcome obstacles that often hinder their educational and personal development. Our program consists of three separate initiatives, all focused on creating a platform for female youth to realize their…

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University of Dayton Students in Malawi Africa

University of Dayton Summer Programs

  • July 15, 2019

Another summer has come and gone with our University of Dayton (UD) student visitors, making it our tenth consecutive year to host the students. The group comprises three programs, the Malawi Research Practicum, Education Practicum, and ETHOS. The Practicum and education students depart July 17th, after staying for eight weeks,…

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Celebrating Malawi Cultural Day 2019!

  • July 2, 2019

Each year, Determined to Develop hosts a Cultural Day as a way of celebrating and honoring Malawian culture with members of the Chilumba community. We were lucky to have a diverse group of attendees, among which were Wasambo Boys High School staff and students, D2D youth club members, Group Village…

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Reusable Pads Malawi Determined to Develop

D2D Girls Club Reusable Sanitary Pad Project!

  • June 14, 2019

One barrier to educational attainment faced by girls in Malawi is inadequate menstruation education and access to sanitary products. Lacking sanitary products often leads to school absenteeism and dropout, furthering inequity in girls’ education. This is why the D2D Girls’ Club curriculum includes menstruation education lessons and sanitary pad making.…

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Welcome to Our New Residential House Manager!

  • May 31, 2019

Welcome to Robert Chikwezga, who joins us as the new Residential House Manager! Robert is a former residential youth himself, who will graduate from the University of Livingstonia this year with a degree in Environmental Management.  “I chose to study Environmental Management because there is an increase in demand and…

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Malawi Students Technical College

Sponsored Students’ First Term at Technical College!

  • April 30, 2019

We are excited to see two sponsored students complete their first term of technical college! Yalenga and Glory have been sponsored by D2D since 2015 at the start of their second year of secondary school (high school). As regular members of Girls Club, they remained involved in the program after…

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