World Bank Youth Network-Malawi engages Zomba prisoners in career talk

The World Bank Youth Network-Malawi (WBYN- Malawi) in collaboration with the Administration of Zomba Maximum Security Prison on Sunday organized  a Career Guidance to assist the qualified prisoners in courses’application for University of Malawi admission.

Network members with prisoners in career talk

Network members with prisoners in career talk

As part of the program, the WBYN members encouraged the prisoners to apply for University Admission, Supported the prisoners in the choices of University Programmes vis a vis their Career choices, MSCE
scores and University Programmes offered in Public Universities.

It was surprising to learn that most of the prisoners did not even know of the new system where there is no University Entrance Examination and that they have to apply through the National Commission of Higher
Education (NCHE) and  pay MK8,000.

“We had to clarified this process to them and assisted them with the process which included filling the 15 page forms with them, taking their  passport size pictures, and delivered their application forms to NCHE
in Lilongwe.” said WBYN  Deputy National Coordinator, Tendai Banda.

Through contributions from members and other well-wishers, the Network also paid the application fees for each of the students.

Prison schools have served to be of help to many prisoners around the country, particularly in districts like Zomba, Chikwawa, Mulanje, Mwanza, Blantyre and Lilongwe.

These prison schools which started around 2002 have sent a lot of its students to different colleges across the country.

Last academic year, 15 Prisoners from Zomba Maximum Security Prison School managed to pass the Malawi School Certificate Examination (MSCE) with points ranging from 17-32, thereby qualifying for University
entrance.

The World Bank Youth Network Malawi is a non-profit youth organization which seeks to contribute to National Development in Malawi by promoting  sense of self- discipline, responsibility, active youth citizenship and  networking among the youth and through partnership with different stakeholders.

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4 thoughts on “World Bank Youth Network-Malawi engages Zomba prisoners in career talk”

  1. bengjie says:

    Buravooo,world bank youth group”to be institutionalised isn’t tantamount to inability,these people are abled people,they just need direction to be right”keep it up and don’t stop”

  2. mwana mulopwana says:

    This is best NGO of the year , we need to support this youth network osati za Trepence and mbuzi inzake ija

  3. Malawi the Big Bullets World says:

    I am impressed by this youth network. This is great!. yesterday I participated in a focused discussion on their Facebook page and I was impressed as it was a well-focused professional interactive discussion with the youth. keep it up don’t lose focus.

  4. Gudo Gwondwa says:

    Mwawana this is good citizenship! If we could have a few thinking like you then we your elders will go to rest peaceful knowing twasiyira dziko responsible young men and women. Lutirizgani, mviweme ivi!

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