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Welcome Community Technical Colleges: Addressing a 21 Year Gap in Youth Development

I had to graduate at the age of 27 years from a youth activist to a youth worker, to adjust to age. I am not sure what I am supposed to call myself in reference to advocating youth rights in political, social and economic development of Malawi. Today, 19 March 2015, however brought back emotions we experienced when we fought, not to a greater success of the need to have a structure to formally impart youth skills from community level. With assistance of Unicef, between 1996 to 2001, we tried to set very powerful youth led skills centres like Gemacadet in Rumphi, Focus in Karonga, Cayo in Kawale, Mteso in Nkhatabay, Yased in Area 18, Youth Arm Drop in Centre, Chingale in Zomba and many others in Chikwakwa,  Ntchisi and Nkhotakota. Some suceeded, some failed. Today, President Peter Mutharika launched the Ngara Community Technical College. After 21 years since the dismantling of the Malawi Young Pioneers, the opening should have marked a greater celebration to those that have worked tir…

Death is Life's high meed: Goodbye to my Teacher, My Boss and Mentor: Edward Chitsulo

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"Why did I laugh to-night? No voice will tell"-John KeatsWhy did I laugh tonight? No voice will tell.No God, no Demon of severe response,Deigns to reply from Heaven or from Hell.Then to my human heart I turn at once.Heart! Thou and I are here sad and alone;I say, why did I laugh! 0 mortal pain!O Darkness! Darkness! ever must I moan,To question Heaven and Hell and Heart in vain.Why did I laugh? I know this Being's lease,My fancy to its utmost blisses spreads;Yet would I on this very midnight cease,And the world's gaudy ensigns see in shreds;Verse, Fame, and Beauty are intense indeed,But Death intenser--Death is Life's high meed


I rarely write nowadays because primarily of the nature of my work, nobody is supposed to know your opinion, I hope soon or later could live to the promise of three books, one on inside politics (1994-2015), one on media (history and greatest stories) and one on the greatest Malawians to remember. I hope to do that soon or later. For the m…