Life Skills Education and Tutoring Sessions for Sponsored Youth

  • February 2, 2019

Saturdays are the busiest days of the week at D2D, as campus is full with sponsored youth reporting for compulsory weekly programs. Spending Saturdays mornings at D2D provides youth with a supportive and productive out-of-school environment while engaging D2D staff and peers. In an effort to provide additional educational support…

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Hard Work and High Marks from D2D Primary Students

  • January 17, 2019

The close of another holiday has left Determined to Develop’s campus much quieter, with residential boarding and public school students having returned to school and using their free time to study hard. Students’ report cards from the previous term are being released, showing many positive results from D2D sponsored students.…

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D2D Residential Youth Home for the Holidays

  • December 14, 2018

  Another school term has flown by, ushering in the holiday. After writing exams, the residential boarding school and university students will begin returning to Determined to Develop’s campus this week. The boys will enjoy their three-week holiday before returning to their respective schools in the new year. The holiday…

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Former D2D Sponsored Girls Now at Karonga Teachers Training College

  • December 3, 2018

Determined to Develop (D2D) is excited to share that two of its sponsored girls are furthering their education at Karonga Teachers Training College (TTC). The college was founded in 1985 with the purpose of equipping teachers with the skills to help improve education in Malawi. Chance and Mary's Malawi School…

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Malawi Students First USA Visit
Malawi Students First USA Visit

D2D Sponsored Students Trip to the U.S.A.

  • November 16, 2018

On November 1st, Matt Maroon and sponsored students Nashion, Kennedy, and Enoch returned from their three-week journey across the U.S.A. The yearly trip serves as an opportunity for Maroon to engage with D2D donors and board members. For the students accompanying Matt, the trip is an adventure filled with new…

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Reforestation Project

  • October 31, 2018

Deforestation is a persistent problem in Malawi, with two percent of forested land being removed every year. Wood is needed by communities for everyday purposes like cooking and building, but the soil erosion that results affects subsidence farmers who rely on the land for their livelihood. The residents of Sangilo…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Girls Income Generating Activity
Determined to Develop Malawi Girls Income Generating Activity

Girls Income Generating Activity

  • October 16, 2018

The most recent D2D’s Girls’ Empowerment Initiative is a girls income generating activity (IGA). Many girls lack access to training in areas of business management and financial literacy, which often leads to dependency on others, especially older men, for resources. D2D seeks to combat this issue by creating a program…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Sponsored Girls
Determined to Develop Malawi Sponsored Girls

Congratulations to Our New Sponsored Form One Girls!

  • October 4, 2018

Determined to Develop is excited to offer new sponsorships to six Girls Club members as they begin their secondary educations. The girls each passed their standard eight examinations (8th grade) and have begun form one (9th grade) at their respective secondary schools. They will continue participating in the Girls Club…

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2018 Determined to Develop Youth Leadership Workshop
2018 Determined to Develop Youth Leadership Workshop

2018 D2D Youth Leadership Workshop

  • September 8, 2018

This week was a busy one, as Determined to Develop hosted its annual Youth Leadership Workshop. This gathering provides an opportunity for D2D’s sponsored youth to come together to strengthen their leadership skills, learning from the D2D staff and one another. The D2D staff worked hard in the weeks prior…

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Blog Nyika Plateau
Blog Nyika Plateau

Boys trip to Nyika Plateau

  • August 31, 2018

On August 20th, D2D’s residential boys departed for their highly-anticipated excursion to Nyika Plateau. Rising 2,605 km (8,547 ft) at its highest point, the plateau makes for picturesque views of Lake Malawi and the Luangwa Valley. Within the plateau rests Nyika National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, containing a…

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