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News   Hazviperi Mbizi   November 22, 2021
PIC: Delegates at the workshop with some of the students
The Department of Mining Engineering in conjunction with the Ministry of Youth and Sports have launched the entrepreneurship training in small-scale mining.

The three weeks free course commenced on November 15th 2021 where participant will undergo both  theory and practical, hands on training.

This project is funded by African Development Bank (ADB) and the current cohort has 80 students.

Speaking during the launch, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Dr Gregory Gamula explained that the aim of the training is to enable the youth gain the necessary insights and skills in business establishment and management in small scale mining in order to contribute to sustainable youth owned businesses in Malawi. 

“We are grateful to ADB for providing funds so that we are able to conduct this training which will be beneficial to the youth since they will be empowered with different skills,” said Dr Gamula.

The Head of the Mining Department Tiyamike Haundi highlighted that this course is important since it encourages the youth  to do away with the culture of looking for employment but create their own and employ others as well.

“Malawi is rich with minerals, that is why we have decided to impart skills on how best we can extract  and add value to these minerals so they can get a good selling value on the market,” said Haundi.

In addition, the Team Leader of the project Dr Joshua Chisambi mentioned that the duty of the university is to train the students who after acquiring skills may get support from interested stake holders.

 


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