The Ntha Foundation in collaboration with DigiMap and the Public-Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) with generous support from The World Bank held its first graduation on April 1st, 2023. The graduation ceremony, which took place at Sunbird Lilongwe hotel, ran from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm, was an exciting event as 246 participants graduated in Digital Skills Training, Nyenyezi Fellowship: Entrepreneurship Training, and Kwathu Upgrade: Women in History Month Workshop categories.
The event began with welcoming remarks and testimonies from participants, followed by a speech from the Project’s Manager. The graduates were celebrated for their accomplishments and urged to continue to push their limits to unlock more opportunities in the rapidly evolving technological world.
The graduation was attended by several organizations, including Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation, Match Foundation, Maphunziro 265, Girls Empowerment Movement, T/A Malili Youth Network, and Chitipi Youth Club. The presence of these organizations indicates that the Ntha Foundation’s initiative is gaining momentum and attracting attention.
The Board Chair, Bernadette Mweso, gave a closing speech that emphasized the significance of the Digital Malawi Project, which has trained over 600 young people in digital and entrepreneurial skills in the past five years. The graduation ceremony ended on a high note with congratulations and well-wishes to the graduating class of 2021-2023.
In conclusion, the Ntha Foundation, with support from its partners, has taken a significant step towards addressing the digital skills gap in Malawi. Congratulations to the Digital Malawi classes of 2021 – 2023 on their graduation, and we look forward to seeing the impact they will make in their communities and beyond.
To learn more about the Digital Malawi project, click here.