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 enrolls youth between the ages of 18 and 30 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.
Childrens’ Life Skills Program
Children’s Life skills programme: Our 11-week children’s life skills programme engages children between the ages of 11 and 15. It teaches them such skills as good communication, sexual and reproductive health, and children’s rights and responsibilities. We have extendedour life skills programme to Muzu Primary school, Kamkodola and Mtsiliza primary school as of 2019.
Azimayi Tingathe Geni – ATG (Womens Business School)
The Azimayi Tingathe Geni (ATG) program has been designed to engage 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) and 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.