Tingathe Training Program

This is our flagship program, which equips our students with marketable vocational skills, life skills, seed funding and mentorship, thereby enabling them to thrive in their communities as entrepreneurs and industry professionals.
Tingathe Training Program has been designed to prepare out of school peri-urban youth in Malawi for a productive community life. The program enrols youth between the ages of 18 and 35 who have limited access to alternative livelihood opportunities. The 12-month training course focuses on:
• Leadership skills development
• Vocational skills and entrepreneurship development
• Financial Literacy
• Business management
• Computer literacy
• Post-program support that includes access to seed grants, mentorship, and market and employment linkages.

Our Shared Goal

Tingathe is proud to be in partnership with the British Council, Play Football, the Zikomo Foundation, and Mhub as part of the Our Shared Goal program, which aims to teach adolescents in peri-urban communities about gender-based violence through the medium of sport.

Children’s Life Skills Program

Children’s Life Skills programme: Our 11-week children’s life skills programme engages children between the ages of 6 and 17. It teaches them such skills as good communication, sexual and reproductive health, and children’s rights and responsibilities. We have extended our Life Skills Programme to Muzu Primary school, Kamkodola, and Mtsiliza primary school as of 2019.

Tingathe TEVET Clubs in Secondary Schools

The Tingathe TEVET clubs introduce adolescents in secondary school to basic vocational training in carpentry and joinery, arts and crafts, tailoring, and peri-urban horticulture to foster an interest in TEVET sector work as a viable career option post-graduation from secondary school. To further equip young people with the capacity to thrive as leaders in the present and future, the TTCSS programme will deliver modules to the young participants covering personal leadership, decision-making good communication, conflict resolution, goal setting, SRI-I, human rights and responsibilities, basic financial literacy, and basic computer literacy.

Azimayi Tingathe Geni – ATG (Womens Business School)

The Azimayi Tingathe Geni (ATG) is a program that engages vulnerable women and girls from the age of 22 to 40 in the catchment peri-urban communities who are conducting or aspiring to conduct small businesses. The six-week training covers a 19-session module that equips women and girls with personal leadership, business management, financial literacy, child protection, sexual and reproductive health as well as human rights knowledge and skills to thrive and exponentially increase their income.

Post program, the women and girls who graduate from this training are placed in Village Savings & Loan Associations (VSLAs) where they receive a seed grant and support from Tingathe to operate and grow as a collaborative.

The six-week training cycle is repeated several times across one calendar year.

Tingathe Geni

This program has been designed to prepare out-of-school youth in peri-urban zones of Lilongwe, Malawi for a productive community life. The mission is to equip youth who were unable to complete secondary school or have completed secondary school but are unemployed with marketable skills to start enterprises or find employment and thrive in the employment market. TTP has enrolled 293 youth from 2017 to 2022 between the ages of 18 and 30 who have limited access to alternative livelihood opportunities. The 7 to 12-month training course focuses on Leadership skills development, vocational skills, and entrepreneurship development, financial literacy, business management, computer literacy, post-program support that includes mentorship and market and employment linkages.

Community Leaders Engagement Programme

The Chiefs engagement programme engages community leaders in quarterly community
mapping and planning sessions.