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Thursday, June 02nd, 2011 

With the aim of improving the quality of and access to vocational education in Malawi, Don Bosco Youth Technical Institute is in the process of constructing a Girls Hostel that will house 100 girls. The work started in the last week of November and the Girls are expected to start using the facility in the month of June. The work has taken a steady pace though hampered by heavy rains.

The school has 612 students and out of this 180 are girls. Most of them rent in small houses around the college and others travel long distances from their relatives. Many young female Malawians fail to enroll at the college due to lack of boarding facility. From the month of June this will no longer be a hindrance to girls accessing and acquiring quality vocational training at Don Bosco.

Thanks to Edukans Foundation for the funds that have led to the realization of the project.

 

 

Thursday, June 02nd, 2011 

Every academic year in Don Bosco Youth Technical Institute, students usher in a new regime of the student’s union/council. This academic year 2010-2011 welcomed a new regime of enthusiastic and charismatic leaders. Along with this exercise of electing leaders , the students union together with the patron and matron organizes a leadership seminar  to help equip the new leader s with some skills to organize and orient their subordinates ‘ energy to a common end, for this is what leadership is all about.

The seminar ran from the 1st – 2nd April, 2011 at Don Bosco. The facilitators covered the following topics: Leadership style and characteristics, communication and leadership, Time management and leadership, motivation and leadership and leading the Don Bosco way.

The facilitators: Br. Joseph, Br. Kennie, Miss Chrissy Chindole, Miss Maria Pflügler, Mr. Muhime and Miss Angelika Färber identified the topics that were in the seminar as the most crucial in student leadership in the college.

At the end of the seminar one the interviewed student said, he learnt a lot of skills e.g. how to handle problems of fellow students, how to pass judgment on critical student issues and different approaches to problem solving.