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Summer Holiday Comes to a Close

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…


Girls Club Keeps Growing!

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…

University of Dayton Students in Malawi Africa

University of Dayton Summer Programs

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,…


Celebrating Malawi Cultural Day 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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D2D Girls Club Reusable Sanitary Pad Project!

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.…


Welcome to Our New Residential House Manager!

Welcome to Robert Chikwezga, who joins us as the new Residential House Manager! Robert is a former residential youth himself, who will graduate from the University of Livingstonia this year with a degree in Environmental Management.  “I chose to study Environmental Management because there is an increase in demand and…

Malawi Students Technical College

Sponsored Students’ First Term at Technical College!

We are excited to see two sponsored students complete their first term of technical college! Yalenga and Glory have been sponsored by D2D since 2015 at the start of their second year of secondary school (high school). As regular members of Girls Club, they remained involved in the program after…


An Outstanding School Term for Residential Primary Students

The end of another school term brings more exciting results from the residential primary students. All primary students have passed with good scores, but especially impressive are the those of Patience and Innocent, both of whom scored position 2 in their classes! Both boys study at Hara Primary and spend…


Sponsored Student Joins Wasambo Staff

We are excited to announce that one of our former sponsored students and residential youth, Evans, has been hired as the accountant for Wasambo Boys High School! Evans studies Business Management at Mzuzu Technical College, where he will graduate from later this year. As an accountant, he will have the…

Hope Kondowe

D2D Staff Member Profile – Hope Kondowe

Hope has been a member of our staff since 2016, when he was hired as an accountant for the Wasambo High School construction project. The following year, he took on managing all Determined to Develop (D2D) finances, in addition to Wasambo projects. This January, Hope transitioned to a more managerial…