25 Jun
  • By Isaac Msiska
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A small skill with a mighty change

In 2009, Abdullah stepped foot in Dzaleka Refugee Camp. He had escaped his home country DR Congo; forced to leave because of a fierce civil war and partly due to a raging family feud that threatened his life. He had not come alone – he was a responsible father with two children, a wife and two of his nephews to look after. Back there in DRC, Abdullah had a decent job as a secondary school teacher and he earned a good salary but that was now all gone and Abdullah’s status changed to ‘refugee’. Survival was paramount and Abdullah knew this but then surviving without any form of employment and no business to bring in money was a big hassle.

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02 Mar
  • By Isaac Msiska
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Making Bricklayers, Saving Livelihoods

Chimwemwe had always harboured ambitions of being a bricklayer. It was his passion, his goal, his dream and he was determined to fulfil the vision. There was one problem though, he had no financial capital to enrol at a vocational training school. His parents could not help either. They are both retired civil servants and [...]
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There is Hope-Vocational Training-Bricklaying
01 Jun
  • By Isaac Msiska
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Aiming to Beat Men at Bricklaying

Female bricklayers… It is not everyday that one bumps into a woman holding a spirit level and building a house or maybe sliding under a vehicle to fix a mechanical fault. In many countries – if not all – construction and engineering trades are heavily dominated by males, forcing some to believe that females cannot engage in those areas.

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Refugee Food ration for 4 family per Month
23 May
  • By Innocent Mogambi
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Are Refugees Really taking over Malawi? Read the facts

The open letter to President Peter Mutharika by Mr. Kamwembe, Advisor to Northern Region Development Association, and a number of other recent articles on the issue of refugees in Malawi have caused me great concern. These writings are often stripped of facts and isolated from any context. I was born in a refugee settlement in DR […]

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