"The carpentry and joinery programme has taught me how to be independent. I want to become a teacher in the future, and help other young people to become even better than me" - Stanford (22), student at NYO


Established in 2011, the core function of our centre is to provide life skills, vocational skills training and entrepreneurship skills to disadvantaged youth in the district. The areas of focus are electrical installation, welding and fabrication, computer training, carpentry and joinery and tailoring and designing. The latter two were introduced in 2016, when the centre widened its scope of subjects. Length of programmes and applications At our Centre we offer Level 1 and Level 2 trainings, both of which are a standard one year long. The levels have a combination of in-school teaching and time spent as an apprentice at a business. Please get in touch with Andrew Masoakhumbira (, +265 888 591 635 or +265 997 281 407) to find out if you can enroll or even get scolarship to be a learner with us.
Entrepreneurship training is an important part of our vocational skills training, in order to help young people have an entrepreneurial mindset. Our Career Centre reflects our strong focus on developing these skills and supporting our students. As part of our income-generating activities, we provide services related to our different subjects. We regularly receive orders for products, services or repairs from within and outside of the organisation. Please visit our services page to find out more about our business activities. Our centre is an examination centre working under the cooperation of TEVETA. Some of our former students have been attached to different companies including African Parks and Kumudzi Kuwale. We aim to be the best vocational skills training centre in Malawi.  


"A society respectful of human rights, where individuals are self-reliant, free of HIV and AIDS, and effectively participating in socio- economic development"


Through our centres, activities and projects, we continue to empower young people with the skills and mindset necessary for improving their future


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