John Chilembwe Day
John Chilembwe Day
John Chilembwe Day

D2D Celebrates Chilembwe Day!

  • January 20, 2020

January 15th marks the annual “John Chilembwe Day” in Malawi. John Chilembwe (1871 - 3 February 1915) was a Baptist pastor, educator, and missionary who is commemorated today as Malawi’s earliest independence movement hero. John Chilembwe dedicated most of his adult life to advocating for the rights of Nyasaland’s (Malawi’s)…

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Determined to Develop Students University

Residential Youth Begin Their First Term at University!

  • January 17, 2020

With the new year comes new and exciting developments for many of D2D’s youth. This month, 3 of D2D’s residential youth will be starting their first term at university. At the end of every school year, high school seniors take their Malawi Secondary Certificate Examination (MSCE), a national exam whose…

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Geoff Mzembe

Meet Our Staff: Geoff Mzembe

  • December 20, 2019

Geoff Mzembe has been with D2D since its outset in 2009 when he joined Executive Director Matt Maroon and three others in founding the organization we have today. Geoff had just earned a degree in Education from the University of Livingstonia, specializing in Geography and Development Studies when he joined…

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World AIDS Day: Communities Make the Difference

  • December 6, 2019

The commemoration of World AIDS Day is December 1st of each year. This day serves as an opportunity for people worldwide to stand together in solidarity with people living with HIV; to raise awareness, challenge stigma, and unite in the fight against HIV. This year’s theme is “Communities make the…

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Malawi Students Trip to USA
Malawi Students Trip to USA
Malawi Students Visit USA

D2D Sponsored Students’ Trip to the U.S.A!

  • November 5, 2019

Emmanuel and Solomon are two of over 250 students supported by D2D’s Youth Sponsorship Program. Just this past week, they returned from their first trip outside of Malawi to the United States, where they accompanied Founder and Executive Director Matt Maroon on a yearly fundraising trip. This trip serves as…

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International Day of the Girls

International Day of the Girl

  • October 22, 2019

Every year, on October 11, people around the world come together to celebrate the International Day of the Girl. Established in 2012 by the United Nations General Assembly, this day aims to recognize girls everywhere, to address the needs and challenges they face, and to promote girls’ empowerment. The girl’s…

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Malawi Teacher Appreciation
Malawi Teacher Appreciation

D2D Hosts Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!

  • October 3, 2019

Determined to Develop recognizes that its mission of empowering youth through education would not be possible without the tireless efforts of our local schools and their staff.  Educators in our area confront several challenges to education, with limited resources at their disposal and large numbers of students in their classrooms.…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Primary Girls Club

Primary Girls Club Shines!

  • September 17, 2019

Girls account for the majority of youth in Malawi who do not attend school because of economic hardship or other unfavorable circumstances.  In fact, only 27% of Malawian girls enroll in secondary school, and over half of girls in northern Malawi are married by the age of 18 (World Bank).…

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Residential Youth Parent Meeting
Residential Youth Parent Meeting
Residential Youth Parent Meeting
Residential Youth Parent Meeting

Annual Residential Youth Parent Meeting

  • September 4, 2019

The Residential Youth Program is D2D’s second-largest program and one that is very close to our hearts. This program provides the opportunity for vulnerable youth to have a safe, supportive, and structured family-oriented home life, where they may concentrate on their education and personal development. Presently, D2D houses 44 youth…

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Determined to Develop Malawi Summer Close

Summer Holiday Comes to a Close

  • August 26, 2019

Summer holiday at D2D is as fun as it is busy, with all 45 residential youth back on campus enjoying their time off. The two-month holiday is especially memorable, allowing the boys to come together for quality time, as many of our residential youth attend boarding schools during the school…

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