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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Girls Club Keeps Growing!

  • August 1, 2019

The Girls’ Empowerment Program has been a main focus for Determined to Develop as a way to strengthen girls’ agency to overcome obstacles that often hinder their educational and personal development. Our program consists of three separate initiatives, all focused on creating a platform for female youth to realize their…

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University of Dayton Students in Malawi Africa

University of Dayton Summer Programs

  • July 15, 2019

Another summer has come and gone with our University of Dayton (UD) student visitors, making it our tenth consecutive year to host the students. The group comprises three programs, the Malawi Research Practicum, Education Practicum, and ETHOS. The Practicum and education students depart July 17th, after staying for eight weeks,…

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Celebrating Malawi Cultural Day 2019!

  • July 2, 2019

Each year, Determined to Develop hosts a Cultural Day as a way of celebrating and honoring Malawian culture with members of the Chilumba community. We were lucky to have a diverse group of attendees, among which were Wasambo Boys High School staff and students, D2D youth club members, Group Village…

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Reusable Pads Malawi Determined to Develop

D2D Girls Club Reusable Sanitary Pad Project!

  • June 14, 2019

One barrier to educational attainment faced by girls in Malawi is inadequate menstruation education and access to sanitary products. Lacking sanitary products often leads to school absenteeism and dropout, furthering inequity in girls’ education. This is why the D2D Girls’ Club curriculum includes menstruation education lessons and sanitary pad making.…

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