Tag: SDGs

I am happy, I voted

Regardless of the outcome of the 2019 tripartite elections, I am still happy that I exercised my right to vote. I will also cast my vote in 2024. Before reading this blog, let me make my positionality clear. I am 30-year-old male Malawian. My home villages are Kasiya, Lilongwe and Sawali, Balaka. Educated to postgraduate level. I am Christian, and a member of the International Christian Assembly (ICA). Now that my positionality is clear, some of you are already making conclusions about who I vot [...]

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SDG 4 Education: Necessary ambition or misplaced folly?

Many have criticised the Sustainable Development Goals for being overly broad and unrealistic. While a certain degree of ambition is necessary to drive changes, the fourth SDG (SDG4) on education already bears ten targets, touching on issues such as primary and secondary education, vocational and technical training, teacher training and so forth. While the goal attempts to address the important issues, it also faces the risk of lacking focus. The topic of providing ‘free, equitable and quality p [...]

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Lessons from Leading Youth Initiatives in Malawi

This blog is as a result of a few meetings that I have had with fellow youth leaders in my country, Malawi, who have been asking me to share some of the lessons I have learned from running youth initiatives in Malawi. For the past four years, I have lead two youth initiatives, Youth to Youth Empowerment, and Maphunziro265 as founding national coordinator and Co-founder and CEO respectively. Let me take this opportunity to state that I am not the founder of Youth to Youth Empowerment. Tayani Vinc [...]

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My Chevening Journey: Signing Out

In September,2015, I arrived in the United Kingdom(UK). This was after sorting out the English requirement test complications that almost made me lose my scholarship. After interacting with other scholars, I got to learn many scholars had similar experiences. So my advice to the 2016/17 Cohort is, sort out your English test requirements as soon as possible. I began my journey in the UK, with getting lost due to the new environment. Good thing, I found a helpful school and faith community that ga [...]

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