Deusederatta Malele is a highly driven, passionate social worker with extensive leadership experience in various fields. She strives for excellence and high-quality results through hard work, commitment, collaboration, and teamwork. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from DMI St John the Baptist University, where she spearheaded the establishment of the Mzati Scholarship to support disadvantaged students in primary and secondary schools. She also coordinated the Ladies Making a Difference Initiative (LMADI) to empower women and the less privileged through entrepreneurship.
Before joining CorpsAfrica, she managed the Youth Power Gender Radio Project funded by UNAIDS as a project manager at Nancholi Youth Organization (NAYO), Blantyre. She successfully planned, implemented, monitored, and evaluated the project, which provided a platform through a radio program for youths to discuss issues such as gender-based violence, mental health, and sexual reproductive rights. She also ensured proper resource allocation, overseeing donor’s requirements and stakeholder engagement.
She is currently the Country Ambassador for Youth Opportunities, Malawi chapter, offering free, easy, instant access to scholarships, internships, fellowships, and volunteering opportunities. She has also volunteered for various organizations that address the challenges of vulnerable groups in local communities, such as the Community of Saint E’gidio (Dream Children Feeding Center) and the People Matter Malawi Organization.
She believes that through her passion, desire, and determination for positive change and community service, her role as a CorpsAfrica Volunteer will enable her to further develop skills in areas such as project management, community mobilization, and leadership, as well as to immerse herself in a new and exciting cultural experience.