Zomba

After three days spent in Chilangoma, doing courses, tasks, writing experiences and a common action to slash the area around the NHQ of DAPP Malawi, on Tuesday we finally moved forward doing our bus trip. Next step was Zomba, in the Shire Highlands. It is the administrative capital of Zomba Distric and it was the capital…

Dziwe La Nkhalamba

By Gp In the afternoon of Thursday 3rd of March, after the action in Mulanje Mission Hospital, we went to Dziwe La Nkhalamba. This is a place inside Mulanje mountain, well known in Malawi, because of its beauty and because it’s a place of ancient myth and legends. In the past, people were used to offer sacrifices to…

Action in Mulanje Mission Hospital

By Gp As part of our education, everytime we are hosted, we “pay back” the hospitality with an action to increase the living standards and the beauty of that place. Our teacher must be able to teach but also they don’t have to be afraid of doing the morning cleaning tasks and they must give…

Visiting Mulanje District

By Gp. We spent three days in Mulanje district in this first week of investigation. On Tuesday evening we went to “Mulhako wa Alhomwe” in Chonde. Here we spent the first night and the morning after we had a course to learn more about the culture of Lhomwe tribe. “Mulhako wa Alhomwe” is a center…

Investigation in Chintebe

By Gp   These three days in Chintebe were an amazing experience. Even if during the first month & half in Malawi, while walking from our TTC Amalika to Bvumbwe or visiting some primary schools we had the possibility to see villages and people, in these days we had the chance to live together with them. We…

Out for an investigation

By Gp One of the must of our schools, is the idea that theory and practice has to come together to get a better understanding of the matter you are studying. We have several pedagogical principles that explain us this idea: “You have to go exploring to acquire new ideas. And to explore further to form better…

Visit of Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

By Gp The 24th of September, two members of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visited our TTC Amalika to check how some projects they sponsored in the past, were going. This time it was the occasion for team 2014 and the new 2015 students teachers to show their work. They prepared, together with the core-group…

The first week with our students

By Gp Last Wednesday, our students arrived to Amalika TTC. During these few days we started to know each other, to let them get used to the school, the surrounding and some aspects of the DNS program. We spent time reading and commenting together the first pages of the book “DNS Malawi”, to understand why for lot of…

A day wisiting rural primary schools

  By Gp Yesterday we went wisiting the primary schools in the surronding of Amalika. Here, the DNS Team 2013 from our TTC (Teacher Training College) are spending their third year program, practicing all what they learned during the first two years in the college and during the bus trip. It was a full day…

Market day in Bvumbwe

By Gp Saturday is the “market day” in Bvumbwe, a village near our school, so we decided it was time to do another tour in the local culture and, most of all, to buy some good food. We already been in Bvumbwe during last week but this time we would have been “alone”, especially in the…

Funeral party

By Gp Last Sunday we had the chance to take part of a funeral party near of our school in Amalika. The dead was a local Chief, a tribal King who was very respected in the surrounding and it was the man who gave the land in free lease to DAPP Malawi to build there…