More than 2,000 people went to the official opening ceremony of Dowa Teacher Training College in Matanda, Malawi. The institution was created by a unique public-private relationship involving Planet Aid
, the Malawi Government’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the American Office of Agriculture, DAPP Malawi, as well as the Government of Finland. The brand new training center will satisfy an urgent need for qualified educators and take Malawi closer to meeting the U.N. Millennial Improvement Objective of universal primary schooling.
The Visitor of Honor attending was the Honorable Khumbo Kachali, Vice President from the Republic of Malawi. In his talk, the V . P . said, “Education is key to the development of human funding which is the basis of financial development. Countries which have advanced economically have performed therefore as they have consistently and also constantly dedicated to the growth of humanbeing capital. In fact it is just nations which have developed human capital that can successfully satisfy the challenges of the modern aggressive globe economy.”
Among the dignitaries which gave speeches as the day moved on was Jeanine Jackson, U.S. Ambassador to Malawi. In her speech, Ambassador Jackson emphasized the importance of education through a adage she provided: “maphunziro ndi mphamvu” (knowledge is power). She carried on through saying, “These colleges serve as a testament to their strong cooperation as well as developing partnership between the United States and Malawi. They mirror <our> shared commitment to superior education and also the promise of an excellent future for Malawians.”
Government Entities of Malawi recognizes that the teacher training colleges becoming founded by Planet Aid together with DAPP are examples of academic development and so authorized a cooperative agreement to build and manage a complete of six this kind of teacher-training institutions nationwide by 2017. These colleges are going to teach 1,000 primary school teachers every year. This Dowa Educator Training College would be the third of the six, following others from Chilangoma and Amalika. More than 850 students have graduated from the institutions forever and close to 800 are currently in instruction. The fourth college at Mzimba is well ongoing and is expected to open at the begining of 2013.
The DAPP colleges are already intentionally located in countryside areas, so aiding hiring of students right from such areas and helping drive countryside development. These colleges perform the duties of appointment locations for those who reside close to them and boost productive partnerships between the college, its learners, the nearby classes and also the people in the town.
Apart from becoming educated in series with Malawi’s National Programs for teachers, learners with the DAPP teacher-training institutions can also be taught to be advancement agents within the countryside towns where they serve. Since they learn the abilities to provide superior education at the college, they are also educated in entrepreneurship, females' loyality, health and sanitation, and community management. The graduate students are viewed by many as role models for future generations.