Maphunziro265, a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the country working with college going students, last weekend took their StandOut talks to the University of Malawi’s (Unima) The Polytechnic and the College of Medicine (CoM) for career skills development.
StandOut talks were essentially developed to help students in the development of such documents as CVs, cover letters and personal statements with which they can obtain jobs, fellowships and scholarships in their respective professions.
“The thing is that such things are hardly taught in our colleges and universities in Malawi. Everyone expects that people will automatically learn these things, which unfortunately does not happen,” said Chimwemwe Manyozo, Maphunziro265 co-founder.’
He said the realities of unemployment, globalization of the job market, and the limited opportunities available, makes the job industry to be more competitive than it was before.
“Therefore, job seekers need to have excellent writing and presentation skills to land an opportunity in this competitive world,” said Manyozo.
He added: “Maphunziro265 therefore created StandOut talks to equip university and college students in Malawi with these skills that are very vital in the job industry.”
Maphunziro265 in conjunction with Youth to Youth Empowerment, Timveni and Mhub has organised another StandOut talk session that targets job seekers and people who are planning to further their education.
The session will take place at Mhub offices in Lilongwe, Malawi soon.
Maphunziro265 is an education organisation created to reduce the number of people who drop out of secondary schools and university due to financial challenges.