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Are you interested in more opportunities? Join the Innovators Network at Moving Windmills and receive relevant updates tailored to your interest https://form.jotform.com/movingwindmills/inatmwp Questions? Contact opportunities@movingwindmills.org
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OperationsAnyPaid Apprenticeships1-Mar-23RollingAllk225,000
Early submissions are advised. Our next intake of Apprentices will be 1 February 2024. Access the application:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u6QVA95EKLb4SSfypRxZEKlK4_J2kA13Eu1z8M7nkL0/edit?usp=drive_webb
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Literacy + TranslationAny"Bella" Film Review5-Jun-2330 SeptAllk20,000
Wonelani filimu kudzela pa ulalo: Watch the movie using this link: http://www.africine.org/index.php/analyse/bella-a-feature-by-tawonga-taddja-nkhonjera-malawi/13068 Tumizani opportunities@movingwindmills.org ndemanga ya filimuyi 1 mpaka masamba 3 otayidwa pa google doc kapena zithunzi 5 mpaka 10 zokhala ndi mawu ofotokozera omwe amagawana zomwe mwachita kapena zomwe mumakonda. Send opportunities@movingwindmills.org a review of the film 1 to 3 pages typed on google doc or 5 to 10 screenshots with captions that share your reactions or moments of interest.Chidule koma zoveka ndi malingaliro onse akufunikira pakuwunikanso. Summary and opinion both are needed in the review.
Adzayamba ndi anthu 5 woyamba kutumiza. Submissions are limited to 5 people. Woyamba kupeleke adzakhala woyamba kuthandizidwa. First come first serve. Incomplete submissions will be rejected. // Zopereka zosakwanira olo kumaliza zidzakanidwa Allow 5 days time for processing payment
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OtherAnyApprentice Handbook25-Mar-231-Jan-24Team MWPk200
What are tips for becoming a successful apprentice? Help teach others.
Open the document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FOoSWwuqewaNtJkeifo5OmM75raVLMfQZgqLsLIa03s/edit?usp=sharing Suggest a practical tip in English or Chichewa. Be clear, specific to Moving Windmills, and use your own voice. We will review your tips. Accepted tips will receive k200 each.
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OperationsAny
Review Opportunities @ Moving Windmills
12-Jun-231-Dec-23Invite Onlyk10,000
Chikalata cha Opportunities at Moving Windmills ndi njira yatsopano yopangidwa ndi Moving Windmills Project yodziwitsa, kukopa, ndi kulangiza achinyamata aluso ku Kasungu. Chikalatacho chakhala chikugwira ntchito kwa miyezi ya 3 ndipo kuyankha kwasakanizidwa. Anthu ena amachikonda. Ambiri sanamvepo za izo.// The Opportunities at Moving Windmills document is a new initiative by Moving Windmills Project to identify, attract, and mentor talented young people in Kasungu. The document has been in operation for 3 months and response has been mixed. Some people love it. Many have never heard about it.
Zofunika kuchitaChonde onaninso chikalata cha Opportunities at Moving Windmills.// Please review the Opportunities at Moving Windmills document.Yankhani ndi masamba 3-5 olembedwa pamalingaliro anundi malingaliro anu pakuwongolera ndikugawana lipotilo ndi ena .// Respond with a 3-5 page written report on your feedback, ideas, and suggestions for improving and sharing the report with othersEmail your reply to opportuntiies@movingwindmills.org with the subject “Submission: [Your first name] [Your last name] – [Nameof Contests]. Include in your message a phone number you can be reached at. Allow 5 days time for processing payment
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Literacy + TranslationAnyEndlessOS Video Reviews11-Apr-231-Dec-23Allk2,000
Do you like any of our offline internet programs at a Moving Windmills Community Hub? Kodi mumakonda mapulogalamu athu apaintaneti a Moving Windmills CommuLembaninity Hub? Write a review and help others discover what you know + earn up to k2000. Lembani ndemanga ndikuthandizira ena kudziwa zomwe mukudziwa + kupeza ndalama zokwana k2000
Use any EndlessOS computer program // Gwiritsani ntchito pulogalamu iliyonse yamakompyuta ya EndlessOS Confirm with any Moving Windmills team member that you are eligible to submit and understand the instructions.// Tsimikizirani ndi any Moving Windmills team member wapafupi nanu kuti ndinu oyenerera kutumiza ndikumvetsetsa malangizo The same computer program can only be reviewed twice at each Hub. //. Mapulogalamu apakompyuta omwewo amatha kuwunikidwa kawiri pa Hub iliyonse. Record a 1-minute video sharing your opinion. // Jambulani kanema wa mphindi imodzi ndikugawana malingaliro anu.Videos should be in Chichewa. // Makanema akhale a Chichewa. No more than 90 seconds. // Osapitilira masekondi 90. Start the video with your name and the name of the computer program.// Yambani kanema ndi dzina lanu ndi dzina la pulogalamu ya pakompyuta. Your review can be fun, funny, serious, silly – just be you! Please do not read from any paper. Please do not try to memorize a statement. Talk as if you are talking to a friend.// Ndemanga yanu ikhoza kukhala yosangalatsa, yoseketsa, yozama, - ingokhalani inu! Chonde musawerenge kuchokera papepala lililonse. Chonde musayese kuloweza mawu. Lankhulani ngati mukulankhula ndi mnzanu. Why did you like the computer program? // N’chifukwa chiyani mudakonda pulogalamu ya pakompyuta? What didn’t you like about the computer program? // Ndi chiyani chomwe asimunakonde pulogalamu yapakompyuta What did this computer program make you question? // Kodi pulogalamu yapakompyutayi inakupangitsani kuti muzifunsani chiyani? What kept you curious in this computer program? // Kodi n'chiyani chinakupangitsani chidwi ndi pulogalamu yapakompyutayi? What questions do you have for the creator of this computer program? // Kodi muli ndi mafunso otani kwa amene anayambitsa pulogalamu ya pakompyutayi? Why would you recommend this computer program? // Chifukwa chiyani mungapangire pulogalamu yapakompyutayi? Who would you recommend this computer program to? What kind of person? // Kodi mungapangire pulogalamu yapakompyutayi kwa ndani? Munthu wotani?Upload your video// tumizani kanema wanu Upload to this link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xzl8qXFBgZbhR2WUxuIvmXle53yNBBlO?usp=sharing Select the folder from the Hub closest to you // Sankhani chikwatu kuchokera ku Hub yomwe ili pafupi kwambiri ndi inu Name your video file “[Your first name]_[Your last name]_[Computer Program]” for example “Phiri_Banda_TypingTutor”// Tchulani fayilo yanu ya kanema [Dzina lanu]_[Dzina lanu lomaliza]_[Pulogalamu Yapakompyuta]" mwachitsanzo "Phiri_Banda_TypingTutor" Submit a funds request https://form.jotform.com/223526080668156 // Tumizani pempho la ndalama https://form.jotform.com/223526080668156 Nchito yanji = Community Hubs // Nchito yanji = Community Hubs Category = Other // Gulu = Zina Cholinga = Hubs Programming, Community Book Reviews // chithunzi = Hubs Programming, Community Book Reviews In notes section, write the title of the EndlessOS program // M'gawo la zolemba, lembani mutu wa pulogalamu ya EndlessOS Submit for k2000 // Tumizani k2000
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Community HubsAnyHubs Programming1-Apr-231-Dec-23Team MWPk10,000
Send opportunities@movingwindmills.org your idea for a program at a Hub by email. Your idea can be a contest, one-time event, series of events, competition, or anything you think matches our mission and vision // Tumizani opportunities@movingwindmills.org lingaliro lanu la pulogalamu ku Hub by email. Lingaliro lanu litha kukhala mpikisano, zochitika zanthawi imodzi, zochitika zingapo, mpikisano, kapena chilichonse chomwe mukuganiza kuti chikugwirizana ndi cholinga chathu ndi masomphenya athu.
Send opportunities@movingwindmills.org your idea for a program at a Hub by email. Your idea can be a contest, one-time event, series of events, competition, or anything you think matches our mission and vision // Tumizani opportunities@movingwindmills.org lingaliro lanu la pulogalamu ku Hub by email. Lingaliro lanu litha kukhala mpikisano, zochitika zanthawi imodzi, zochitika zingapo, mpikisano, kapena chilichonse chomwe mukuganiza kuti chikugwirizana ndi cholinga chathu ndi masomphenya athu. Email your reply to opportunities@movingwindmills.orgwith the subject “Submission: [Your first name] [Your last name] – [Name of Contests]. Include in your message a phone number you can be reached at. Receive feedback in reply(you can expect at least 3 rounds of feedback) // Landirani ndemanga kuchokera kwa opportunities at Moving Windmills (mutha kuyembekezera mayankho osachepera atatu) Submit plan for execution including pre, during, and post event actions. Plan should include details on who will participate and how // Tumizani dongosolo lokonzekera kuphatikizirapo zochitika zisanachitike, nthawi, ndi zotumiza. Zokonzekera ziyenera kuphatikizapo tsatanetsatane wa omwe adzatenge nawo mbali komanso momwe angachitire Host your event or series of events // Sungani zochitika zanu kapena mndandanda wazochitika Submit post-event summary to opportunities@movingwindmills.org // Tumizani chidule cha zochitika pambuyo pa opportunities@movingwindmills.org Submit for funds request once entry and post-event summary are approved // Tumizani zopempha zandalama ku
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Literacy + TranslationAnyVideo Book Reviews20-Mar-231-Dec-23Allup to k2,000
Have you read any books at a Moving Windmills Community Hub? Write a review and help others discover what you know + earn up to k2000
How to submit a review? Borrow and read any book Confirm with any Moving Windmills team member that you have completed the book. The same book can only be reviewed twice at each Hub. Record a 1-minute video holding the book and sharing your opinion. Videos should be in Chichewa. No more than 90 seconds. Start the video with your name and the name of the book. You must be holding the book during the recording. You must include at least 1 quote from the book You cannot submit online summary Your review can be fun, funny, serious, silly – just be you! Please do not read from any paper. Please do not try to memorize a statement. Talk as if you are talking to a friend. Why did you like the book? What didn’t you like about the book? What did this book make you question? What kept you curious in this book? What questions do you have for the author of this book? Why would you recommend this book? Who would you recommend this book to? What kind of person? Upload your video Upload to this link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xzl8qXFBgZbhR2WUxuIvmXle53yNBBlO?usp=sharing Select the folder from the Hub closest to you Name your video file “[Your first name]_[Your last name]_[Book title]” for example “Phiri_Banda_Hamlet”Submit a funds request Nchito yanji = Community Hubs Category = OtherCholinga = Hubs Programming, Community Book ReviewsIn notes section, write the title of book and author Submit for the right amount--General fiction – k1000; Science books – k2000; Technology books — k2000; Engineering books — k2000; Art books — k2000; Math books — k2000;General nonfiction – k1000;Picture books – k1000`
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Literacy + TranslationAnyExtended Book Reviews20-Mar-233-Nov-23Team MWPk5,000
Borrow and read any book. Confirm with any Moving Windmills team member r that you have completed the book and its eligibility. If you are reading any community text you can submit an essay for a chapter instead of the full book. Current Community Texts: Agile Innovation, Parable of the Sower, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, The Richest Man in Babylon, Lomanthinda, Madonna is Our Mother, Malawi A Place Apart,
Submit an outline of your feedback on the book using the reverse outlining template to opportunities@movingwindmills.org. Reverse Outlining Template https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CJhJTriCj4PYnvjCUzePkUWKOEVlhRov/view?usp=sharing Please be sure to follow the template, incomplete submissions will need to be redrafted Once approved, determine your medium for sharing (e.g. written essay, audio recording, video recording, visual art, or other representation) Determine a deadline for submission. Upload final product to this link https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Xzl8qXFBgZbhR2WUxuIvmXle53yNBBlO?usp=sharing Select the folder from the Hub closest to you Name your file “[Your first name]_[Your last name]_[Book title]” for example “Phiri_Banda_Hamlet”
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Community HubsAnyLooking for Geniuses!20-Jun-2330-Sep-23Allk2,000
We are looking for geniuses to help grow and change the world.//Tikuyang'ana akatswiri kuti athandizire kukula ndikusintha dziko. Consider the 24 traits of a genius.// Taganizirani makhalidwe 24 a munthu wanzeru. How have you seen these in action in your family, in Kasungu, or in Malawi? // Mwaziona bwanji izi m'banja mwanu, ku Kasungu, kapena ku Malawi?
Please respond with 200-500 word essay or 1-2 mins videos on Google drive. Email your reply to opportuntiies@movingwindmills.org with the subject “Submission: [Your first name] [Your last name] – [Name of Contest]. Include in your message a phone number you can be reached at. Chonde yankhani ndi mawu 200-500 kapena mavidiyo a mphindi 1-2 pa Google drive. Entries must be in Chichewa. Zolemba ziyenera kukhala m'Chichewa. Submissions must be specific to a witnessed event and person that you know or is well known in Kasungu or Malawi. Zopereka ziyenera kukhala zachindunji kuti anthu anachitila umboni. K2000 for approved entry. Allow 5 days time for processing payment K2000 kuti alowe.
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Agriculture + NutritionGrace
Grace House Lunch System
5-Jun-2326-Aug-23Allk30,000
Pulogalamu yathu ya nkhomaliro ya tsiku ndi tsiku ku Grace House ikufunika dongosolo latsopano. Panopa ukuyenera kukhala ku Grace House kuti upange maoda ndipo tikupempha anthu kulipira k200 mbale ya soya, nsima. , ndi ndiwo zamasamba. Our daily lunch program at Grace House needs a new system. Currently, you have to be at Grace House to place orders and we ask people to pay k200 for a plate of soya, nsima, and vegetables
Kuti mullowa,mukufunika kufunsa onse anthu 4 ndiku pereka dongosolo latsamba limodzi ndi 3 kwa opportunities@movingwindmills.orgTo enter, interview all 4 people and submit a 1-3 page step-by-step plan to opportunities@movingwindmills.org. Tiyenera kukonza bwino momwe timasungira chakudya, kuitanitsa, kulandira malipiro, ndi kulemba zolemba tsiku lililonse. We need to upgrade how we store food, place orders, receive payments, and write records for each day. Mwayi uli wotsegukira kwa aliyense amene akuphunzira pakali pano kapena amene anapuma pantchito. The opportunity is open to any current or retired apprentices.k30,000 idzapelekedwa pambuyo pa masabata atatu akugwira ntchito mosalekeza mu dongosolo latsopanoli. K30,000 will be paid after 3 weeks of continuous operations in the new system
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Agriculture + NutritionAny
Mtunthama Rearrangement
28-Jun-2331-Jul-23Allk175,000
Design a plan to recognize the Mtunthama storage facility with a maximum of three pages, including drawings. Send the plan to Dr. Olivia Scott Kamkwamba. The one with the best plan will be awarded.
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Agriculture + NutritionAny
KAUST Research Reflections
12-Jun-2328-Jul-23Invite Onlyk100,000
Kwa osaphunzira, ulendo wa KAUST ndi mwayi wokumana ndi ofufuza omwe angafune kuthandizira maphunziro owonjezera kapena kuchita kafukufuku ndi ofufuza aku Malawi ndi Moving Windmills. For non-apprentices, the KAUST trip is a chance to meet with researchers who may want to sponsor further studies or conduct research with Malawian researchers and Moving Windmills
Chonde lembani lipoti lamasamba a 5-10 ndikundithandiza kumvetsetsa kuti ndinu wofufuza wotani komanso mitundu ya mafunso ofufuza okhudzana ndi mapulojekiti amadzi/dzuwa ku Hubs omwe mukuwona kuti ndi osangalatsa.Please draft a 5-10 page report to help me understand what kind of researcher you are and what kinds of research questions related to water/solar projects at the Hubs you see as interesting. Otsogolera a KAUST adzakhala ndi chidwi chomvetsetsa zomwe Moving Windmills yachita pano, zomwe anthu ku Malawi amakonda kuchita, ndi momwe Moving Windmills imagwirira ntchito mosiyana ndi mabungwe ena ku Malawi. The KAUST hosts will be interested to understand what Moving Windmills has currently done, what people in Malawi usually do, and how Moving Windmills works differently than other organizations in Malawi Lipoti lanu lindidziwitsa ngati mukumvetsa bwino kuti Moving Windmills imatani.Your report will give me insight as to whether or not you really understand the kind of organization Moving Windmills is. Mutha kuphatikiza magawo omwe ali achidule koma lipoti lathunthu lisakhale mwachidule.You can include portions which are summary but the full report should not be summary. Lipotilo liyenera kukhala ndi malingaliro anu, nzeru zanu, ndi ndemanga anu. The report should include your opinions, ideas, and suggestions. Ndemanga ziyenera kuzikidwa pazikhalidwe zathu komanso mu ntchito yomwe tikuchita.Feedback should be rooted in our values and in the work we are actually doing.
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Literacy + TranslationAnyChichewa Book Catalogue20-Mar-2323-May-23Team MWPk1,000
Read a book which is fully in Chichewa. Fill out the survey form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sJZzpEpg9uAicdyTweokK5VvO2mjO_Sl9mPQX5HMovM/edit
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Solar + Electric MobilityAny
Road Safety Signs + Posters
5-May-238-May-23All
Tiyenera kupeza munthu woti azilemba zikwangwani zomwe zidzaikidwa m’mphepete mwa msewu zouza madalaivala kuti achepetse liwiro, ana akudutsa kapena ndi msewu wodutsa anthu ambiri, zikwangwani zitatu za oyendetsa kuchokera kumpoto ndi zitatu za oyendetsa kumwera. We have to find someone to make sign posters that will be put on the side of the road telling drivers to slow down, children crossing by or it's a busy road, three signs for drivers from the north and three for drivers from the south. We can ask the person who painted the moving library, the artist who did the Chitenje CDSS sign, and another person so we have 3 quotes. Mwayi udzaperekedwa kwa munthu kapena anthu omwe ali ndi malingaliro abwino kwambiri.// The opportunity will be awarded to the person or people with the best proposal.
Titha kufunsa yemwe adapenta library yosuntha, wojambula yemwe adasainira Chitenje CDSS, ndi munthu wina ndiye tili ndi mawu atatu. DM Olivia with your suggestions// DM Olivia ndi malingaliro anu.Olivia@movingwindmills.org Zikwangwani ziyenera kuyikidwa m'mphepete mwa msewu m'mawa uliwonse ndikuchotsedwa gawo la library likatha. // The posters are to be put by the roadside every morning and removed after the library session is over. Izi zikuchitika pofuna kupewa ngozi pamene anawo amadutsa mumsewu popita komwe amabwera kudzawerenga.// This is being done to avoid accidents as the children pass by the road on their way to the spot where they come and read.Chilankhulo chilichonse pazikwangwanicho chiyenera kulembedwa mu Chichewa.// Any language on the posters must be written in Chichewa. Chinthu choyamba ndikufotokozera momwe zizindikirozo ziyenera kuonekera.// The first step will be to propose what the signs should look like Zitsanzo za zizindikiro zowoloka zingapezeke poyang'ana "zizindikiro za chitetezo cha ana" kapena "zizindikiro za chitetezo chapa fupi".// Example of crossing signs can be found by googling “children crossing safety signs” or “neighborhood safety signs”. Chojambulacho chiyenera kukhala chowala komanso chokopa maso.// The design should be bright and eye-catching.
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Agriculture + NutritionAnySoya Harvesting Machine27-Mar-2312-Apr-23Allk200,000
Top design will be awarded k200,000. Design must fully function and save time and energy in harvesting soy
Research and understand simple soy harvesting machines – consider searching for “DIY soy harvesting tool” “soya harvesting machine” or similar terms. Create a prototype and share your design idea with your Hub Manager by 12 April for approval. Have your design ready for review on 12 April
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OperationsAnyA Taste of Malawi20-Mar-2324-Mar-23Invite Onlyk20,000
Assemble a gift basket of all made-in-Malawi items for visitors. Gift baskets will be scored on presentation, connection to values, range of items, and sense of pride. Budget is negotiable. We can pay for the transport of items from other cities. No fresh fruits or vegetables, please. The gift basket must be completed and dropped off at Kamkwamba house by 3pm on Friday. The top basket wins k20,000.
Winner: Chikoko Banda | Runner ups: Sheila Jere, Benjamin Dube
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