One of Y-Malawi’s greatest testimonies is the Vocational Training Center (VTC) located in Nkhotakota. What started out as a way to train a few Malawians of a useful skill they could use to make money and sustain themselves has now turned into a booming success. The VTC now runs a store as well, selling products made by the students attending the training sessions.
This center teaches the trainees skills such as carpentry, welding, tailoring, as well as artisan skills like making bracelets and necklaces. Once the trainees have completed their course, they’re given capital, which is funded by donations, to start their own businesses. With the amount of products being produced during training, the VTC has opened its own store where they sell the products. The money earned is used to improve the VTC itself as well as pay the employees and trainees that work there.
Moving forward, the 2024 vision is to expand the store by constructing a new building in the front of the property to better display the products being sold. No matter how far we advance in life, the Lord teaches us that there is always room for improvement as discussed in 2 Peter 1: 3-11. So in keeping with that theme, Y-Malawi hopes to continue growing its ministry through the VTC as the year progresses.