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Hope Kondowe

D2D Staff Member Profile – Hope Kondowe

Hope has been a member of our staff since 2016, when he was hired as an accountant for the Wasambo High School construction project. The following year, he took on managing all Determined to Develop (D2D) finances, in addition to Wasambo projects. This January, Hope transitioned to a more managerial…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Girls Empowerment
Determined to Develop Malawi Girls Empowerment

D2D Girls’ Empowerment Program Interns

To enhance their professional development and employability, many tertiary students in Malawi spend a school term holding an internship. Determined to Develop (D2D) regularly hosts interns, preparing them for futures in the workplace and helping them be more marketable job candidates. D2D is presently hosting several interns, two of whom…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Sponsored Student to Graduate
Determined to Develop Malawi Sponsored Student to Graduate

D2D Sponsored Student to Graduate Soon!

Alinafe is a D2D sponsored student who will graduate this coming August with a degree in Business Administration from Malawi Adventist University in the Ntcheu district of Malawi’s central region. Alinafe is an outgoing and ambitious young woman who is working hard to achieve her goals.  Alinafe was selected as…

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Life Skills Education and Tutoring Sessions for Sponsored Youth

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

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

  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

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.

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

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

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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