Training Programme

Our first Training Programme at Sam’s Village took place in May 2017 which was for 98 local based committee members and focused on pro-activity in the community.

We are delighted to announce that in 2018 we have become International Partners with UNESCO who will be funding bursaries for the next 18 months to train 150 marginalized people in different vocational skills.  We are specifically focusing on a minimum of 50% women attendance.  We are following the STEP programme (Skills and Technical Education Programme) read more here: 

From 2018  we have been open for business offering residential courses primarily for vulnerable adults in our local area.  Through these courses we hope to help the people of rural Malawi to help themselves in a sustainable way. Sam’s Village has completed courses on Carpentry, Tailoring and Basic Electronics for 60 people.  The accredited training has been delivered by the Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TEVETA) and has been organised in conjunction with the local communities. 

Ruth Desmond is our Tailoring trainer and has been inspirational in teaching 25 people all the skills needed to be a tailor and empowering them to become self-sufficient.  They have all graduated and received their certificates from TEVETA, who are the accredited arm of the Government for vocational training. 

For more information please email us.


£10 can help the trainees set up in business after their training.

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Signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Teveta for the training programme

Signing the Memorandum of Understanding with TEVETA for the Sam’s Village training programme

Tailoring items for assessment and later for sale!

Mercy Matika and Daniel Mwasi 2 of our best carpentry trainees

Jean Munro from UNESCO with some of the students, team and Group Village Head. Ruth Desmond, the trainer in centre.

Carpentry course

Trainees with bunting

Successful graduates
















Meeting with TEVETA to receive Trainee certification

Tailors receive their starter kits










Bed from the carpentry course

Patricia Jester soldering – basic electronics

Tailoring with one of the donated UK sewing machines

Ruth Katchere enjoying the Tailoring Course