Dowa Teacher Training College Inaugurated

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In Malawi, the DAPP Dowa Teacher Training College in Matanda was officially inaugurated on November 30, 2012.  The college was built through a unique public-private partnership led by Planet Aid, with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  This college will train students to become qualified primary school teachers, helping to satisfy an urgent need for trained educators and bringing Malawi closer to meeting the U.N. Millennial Development Goal of universal primary education.

In attendance at the inaugural opening ceremony was the Honorable Vice President of Malawi Khuma Kachali the Honorable Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Malawi, Mrs. Eunice Kazembe, the U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Jeanine Jackson, and USDA Senior Agricultural Councilor for East Africa, Mrs. Kate Snipes. “This college stands as a testament to the strong cooperation and growing partnership between the United States and Malawi,” said U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Jeanine Jackson, during the ceremony. “It reflects our shared commitment to quality education and the promise of a bright and prosperous future.”

More than 250 teachers qualified teachers will graduate from the college annually. For more information see the U.S. Department of Agriculture website and Planet Aid’s website.