Author: Chimwemwe Manyozo

Meet Grace Ghambi

My name is Grace Lusangwe Ghambi, I am studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons) at The Malawi Polytechnic (Year 5) . I have always been the noisy one. Until I went to the Polytechnic where I actually understood more about life (myself). Like most students, coming from a government secondary school I had no idea of what I wanted to do with my life. I was not bothered because I had no idea what could become of me. I then met a couple of friends in college who really helped me to under [...]

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Meet Chinaza Arinzechukwu

My name is Chinaza Arinzechukwu and this is my story. So, the story is how I started my scholarship journey in 2017, during my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ogun state, Nigeria. As at then I had no laptop, thank God for Mazi Bright Chime a wonderful friend who was always willing to lend me his laptop, until God provided one for me in the process. My first mentor was Anizoba Ezinne Zine-Zi, she was good enough to give me unforgettable directives that I needed to succeed in the whole proc [...]

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Meet Wema Meranda Mtika

My name is Wema Meranda Mtika and I have just completed my master’s in International Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford (pending graduation). This is my story. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to impact people’s lives. Their health in particular. As a kid, I started out with a passion for medicine, or nursing. I was so obsessed with medical books and videos; surgeries, other procedures and what not; things a kid my age at that time typically shouldn’t have been doing. But [...]

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‘Youth’ in the Ministry of Youth and Sports

The Mandate and Core business of the Ministry of Youth and Sports is to provide policy direction and guidance on all matters pertaining to empowerment of Malawian youths and management of all sporting activities.  The Ministry exists to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate youth programs as well as develop, direct, promote and control all sporting activities through youth empowerment and mass participation in order to have a healthy and productive citizen. Historically, the combinat [...]

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Education for the Poor?

Education is a key strategy for reducing poverty by the poor. Governments and bodies often quote Nelson “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” A principle shared by many developing countries including Malawi. “As a government, we are committed to improving a quality of education in the country…teaching is the mother of all professions.” A statement that almost all the heads of state in Malawi have uttered on different occasions. To what extent does the pra [...]

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A safe Political Campaign during Covid-19

Social media or even mainstream media has since the submission of nomination papers, been flooded with campaign pictures. Impressive for both camps if the attendance of political rally is anything to go by, but a major concern for Public health. I cannot help but picture a scenario where one asymptomatic member on a campaign trail spreads Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across the country country. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 320 thousand people globally and over 4.97 million cases of COVID [...]

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Before we adopt e-learning

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has claimed  139,378 lives and 2,074,529 people have been confirmed to have the virus as of 10:00 CEST, 17 April 2020. Some countries are under partial or full lockdown. Education institutions in 167 countries, territories and areas have been forced to shut down to prevent the further spread of the virus. Education institutions have now adopted e-learning approach. In this blog, I argue that before institutions and countries adopt e-learning, they need to trai [...]

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What do I do now that I am home?

Welcome home! It has been a longtime since you have been here for this long. Home has always been a lodge. A place where you spend some hours of your days during the week. During the week, it is the place you get to have meal, have occasional conversations, and sleep. The office has always been home. A place where you spend most of your adult life. With the Corona virus, now we must spend more time at home. On one hand, we have people who are excited that they will finally stay at home. On the o [...]

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COVID-19: Rumors VS Facts

I have heard that a patient at Mwayiwathu hospital, in Malawi,  has been found with COVID-19. I have heard that a patient at Kamuzu Central Hospital, in Malawi, has been found with the Corona virus. I believe my country has registered Corona virus cases only that the government and health workers are hiding the information. I believe that my country has a case of COVID-19, the only reason why we haven’t registered any is because we do not have the capacity to detect one. Supermarkets have stoppe [...]

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Quantity and Quality time 

‘I have missed you, my girlfriend. ’Says the man. ‘Really!’ responds the girl while blushing. ‘I cannot wait to meet you this weekend.’ ‘Me too!’ The weekend comes and the lady is very excited to be missed and to meet this man who has stolen her heart. She plans to arrive at the boyfriend’s place at around 10 am and return home by 5 pm on the same day. The lady also works hard during the week to clear any other unfinished business during the week. She doesn’t manage to finish everything, but she [...]

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