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 build by the former President of Malawi Bingu wa Mutharika, to share the particularities of Lhomwe tribe’s culture and its language. In that place, each year, the 25th of October, there is a festival with dances, costumes, tribal initiations of boys and girls and products made by Lhomwe people.
Near that center there is a vocational school, called “Green Malata”. There, students from 14 to 25 years old, are trained in different skills with the purpose of opening a small business after accomplished different courses as carpentry, bakery, hair dressing, information technology and agriculture. At the end of their courses, the students are helped with a loan offered by the Government to open their own business.
In the photos, a tipical Lohmwe house and some moments of our visit to “Green Malata” vocational school