Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP) in partnership with Don Bosco Youth Technical Institute will run a bursary programme in non-formal training for vulnerable students.  Starting in March 2019, this impactful initiative will last for 1 year.

The programme is supported through STEP, an initiative funded by the EU and partially implemented by UNESCO.

The bursary programme was officially unveiled on 11th March 2019 during a meeting which was held at the STEP offices, Capital Hill in Lilongwe.

The programme will support 50 vulnerable students between the ages of 16 – 27.

The bursary programme will prioritise single mothers, men and women with disabilities, men and women living with albinism, and men and women living with HIV/AIDS.

Don Bosco Youth Technical Institute with its pool of experienced and skilled expertise will facilitate the delivery of the necessary skills and knowledge in the following trades; Carpentry and Joinery, Solar basic application training, Tailoring and Fashion Design, Brick Laying, Welding and Fabrication, Basic Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Screen Printing.

The project will run in Lilongwe district and the targeted population will come from the Traditional Authorities of Tsabango, Kalolo, Kalumbu, Chadza, Malili and Chimutu.