IAFR Dzaleka

Field notes, stories, perspectives and updates related to our ministry in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi

Vocational Training

July 22, 2021

Throughout history, refugees have always been a blessing to their host nation. This is especially true when given opportunities to participate fully in the host nation economy. The list of refugees who have started businesses in their host nation is long and distinguished, both in Africa and Europe and North America.

IAFR believes it is possible and beneficial for refugees to have training opportunities beyond just college and university, but in trade schools as well. This is happening in Malawi, where refugees and Malawians are learning side by side in trade skills like carpentry, brick laying, plumbing, welding, and tailoring at the There Is Hope school. We are thankful to the Malawian government and the Dowa community for their long-standing welcoming of these development opportunities. It is a strong statement that refugees are far more than just people in need.

-Jake Tornga

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About IAFR in Dzaleka

IAFR has been serving people in Dzaleka Refugee Camp since 2009. About 50,000 people (mostly women and children) have found temporary refuge here from war, persecution, and gross violations of human rights.

We visit Dzaleka 2-3 times annually, during which time this blog is most active.

Visit the Dzaleka page on the IAFR.org website to learn more!

Our Partners

We partner with There Is Hope - a local Christian agency founded by a former refugee serving people in the camp and surrounding host community. We also partner directly with refugee churches in the camp.

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