Mulanje radio innovator gets scholarship at Malawi University of Science and Tech

A 31-year-old radio innovator who got arrested for creating and operating a radio station has won a Malawi University of Science and Technology scholarship.

Kondesi gets scholarship

Gabriel Kondesi, got arrested in 2008 when he was just 13 for creating and operating a radio station in Mulanje.

He has made it into a first cohort of  beneficiaries of MUST Community Innovator Programme.

The Malawi University of Science and Technology, through MUST Institute of Industrial Research and Innovation, is introducing a programme where’s by it will be admitting community innovators, mentor them in a local language they understand, just to add academic value to their God-given-talents.

In 2008, Kondesi aged 13 then, assembled radio and TV spare parts and created what he called Pachikweza Broadcasting Station (PBS) and was broadcasting at a radius of over  three kilometers.

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Keen Observer
Keen Observer
7 months ago

If Polytechnic had started this long time we could gave been somewhere far BUT eeee 12 points eeee 16 points

Mmalawi
7 months ago

Kudos MUST. That’s the way to go

M'memo wagulu la Tonse alliance mwathira mchenga
M'memo wagulu la Tonse alliance mwathira mchenga
7 months ago

Is he a professional football player, I see his age has dribbled with a dummy like what does that of most of these football players?

Francis Liuma
Francis Liuma
7 months ago

This is the way to nature gifted individuals. University education sgould be available for the gifted who have’nt gone through normal schoolinq qmwhere possible

Kwathu Mkomkuno
Kwathu Mkomkuno
7 months ago

Big up, this is what we call inclusive development, mind you whatever we call a profession today one it was somebody’s creativity, innovation,idea and a God given wisdom search for more even those who are doing community electrification using natural wisdom like the one from Nkhatabay, Kasungu and Mulanje please let us involve them in these types of development you see we have a lot of graduates they are failing to come up with these ideas and innovations, l salute you MUST

Adamson Austin Kapezi
Adamson Austin Kapezi
7 months ago

Excellent decision! Skill development using language one understands best to carry out research in new technology and innovation. Thank you MUST (Malawi University of Science and Technology).

Agnes Mbewe
Agnes Mbewe
7 months ago

This is a great idea. It will push the poor who can’t afford to attend school conventionally to develop their skills, contribute to their country and self actualise.

ankhwinda
7 months ago

izi ndiye zofunika akamati chitukuko ndichimenechi

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
7 months ago

Very good. The boy will be taught in a language that stirs his potential in Chichewa indeed this is a first at tertiary level opening the minds that have offer the best skills. Let’s hope that there won’t be any arrests simply because there is canalisation of skills in these students thanks MUST we never waited for foreigners to pick our best to study in the universities of the West. Myopic approach to unravelling zokoma in our innovative youth

Ussm
Ussm
7 months ago

This guy is growing like banana. 2 years in a year l guess

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
7 months ago
Reply to  Ussm

Inenso dabwi!
If in 2008 he was 13, he should now be 26 or 27, not 31 as reported by this clueless journalist

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