Determined to Develop Maize for School Feeding Program Arrives 1
Determined to Develop Maize for School Feeding Program Arrives 1
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Maize for the school feeding program arrives

  • September 17, 2014

The Malawian government introduced free primary education in 1994. In the first year after the policy change, primary school enrollment in Malawi tripled, from 1.6 million, to over 3 million students. Although primary school enrollment increased, there are still high dropout rates due to levels of poverty within local communities,…

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Determined to Develop Christopher and His New Chance at Life

Christopher and his new chance at life

  • August 18, 2014

It’s a beautiful Wednesday morning as everyone began their work. It’s August again; the time of the year when the kids are back from school and Maji Zuwa is full to the brim with the hustle and bustle of youth. Everyone looked busy as I entered my office to start…

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Determined to Develop New Library at Thunduti Community Secondary School 1
Determined to Develop New Library at Thunduti Community Secondary School 1
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New Library at Thunduti Community Secondary School

  • August 6, 2014

On July 26th, Determined to Develop attended the ribbon cutting and opening of the new library at Thunduti Community Day Secondary School (high school). The library project was initiated and led by Peace Corps Volunteer, Nick Parr, who taught at the school for two years and has been heavily involved…

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Determined to Develop Adult Literacy School Making a Difference

Determined to Develop adult literacy school making a difference

  • July 8, 2014

Education is the center point of economic development for many nations. Any country that has low education levels is not fulfilling its potential. Unfortunately, Malawi is a case in point. Malawi’s literacy levels are a challenge and many people in the villages can’t read or write. 1/3 of adults are…

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Determiend to Develop How Andrew Met His Future 1
Determiend to Develop How Andrew Met His Future 1
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How Andrew met his future

  • May 22, 2014

Often, people ask “how do you choose the kids you sponsor?”. Around 7:00 AM came a boy with an old man. They sat on the benches at Maji Zuwa as I entered into my office. Within a minute I heard a knock: “Come in,” I replied, as I took my…

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Determined to Develop Tough Decisions 1
Determined to Develop Tough Decisions 1
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Tough decisions

  • May 6, 2014

There are three types of government secondary schools in Malawi. To be selected to such a school, students take an exam in Standard 8 (8th grade). Only the top third of students are selected to secondary schools. Of that top 33%, the students are sent to either a National Boarding…

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Determined to Develop now has running water 1
Determined to Develop now has running water 1
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Determined to Develop now has running water 4
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Determined to Develop now has running water 10

Determined to Develop students now have running water

  • April 27, 2014

Since it’s inception, Determined to Develop and Maji Zuwa (the lodge and economic center that provides food and shelter for many of the students sponsored by Determined to Develop) got their water in typical Malawi fashion, by carrying large tubs of water directly from Lake Malawi and then dumping them…

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Easter mass in Malawi, Africa

  • April 27, 2014

I bet you’ve never been to a mass this exciting. It was enjoyable seeing and hearing Father Kondwani do the homily and meeting the Bishop of Malawi for lunch afterwards. One of the many cultural outings offered by Determined to Develop in Malawi, Africa.

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Did you know that Maji Zuwa has a theme song?

  • April 27, 2014

Determined to Develop students happy to be back to Maji Zuwa after our weekend trip to Nkhata Bay. Maji Zuwa is the lodge and economic center that provides food and shelter for many of the students sponsored by Determined to Develop. Tawonga chomene (We thank you)

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