Vocational Training

Finishing school is one thing but getting a job is an entirely different matter.  One way to help young school leavers as well as those who are unemployed is to give them training in a skill that is needed in the area.

Sewing is our most recent project. We enrolled 4 adults (2 women and 2 men) in sewing training.  They received four months of intensive training, at the end of which we offered them an interest-free loan to buy their own machine. They were trained on manual, pedal-powered machines, allowing them to be unaffected by the frequent power cuts, and enabling them to set up their business on the street to attract passing trade.

$250

can provide a training course,a stipend during training and equipment needed to start a new job

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This gentleman operates his sewing business from outside his home.  He and his wife have 5 children between the ages of 7 and 18.  He gets his work from passing trade because he lives in the middle of a very busy small neighbourhood. 

Some of Our Other Projects 
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These young men now have a carpentry skill that they can take back to their villages and help support their families.

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The barbers and hairdressers that we sponsored provide a valuable service to the community.