VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME

Teaching young people business and entrepreneurial skills.

Young people who have dropped out of school at an early age or who are living without the support of a parent or guardian, face huge challenges as they grow into adulthood. They must find ways to earn an income, and without the local infrastructure or enterprise to help them, they can become extremely vulnerable very quickly.

Together with 14 of our partners across Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, we run our Vocational Training Programme to teach vulnerable teenagers skills that they can use to earn a reliable and sustainable income. We do this by:

PROVIDING

on-the-job training in the likes of carpentry, tailoring, mechanics and hairdressing through local artisans or training colleges.

TEACHING

finance, marketing and business skills to help them to set-up and manage their own business.

GIVING

each graduate a start-up tool kit and materials for their business.

EQUIPPING

each graduate with extra materials and tools for them to train another vulnerable teenager in their new skill.

ENCOURAGING

graduates to join one of our Village Investors Programme (VIP) groups to enable them to save money and grow their business.

“Before I started this work as a tinsmith, it was very difficult for me. But after things started working well, I was able to socialise with my friends because things were different.”

Yona now runs his own tinsmith business in Gwaza, Malawi.

THE IMPACT

Graduates have much stronger employment opportunities and have the ability to earn a sustainable income.

Their standard of living improves as they can afford to improve their homes and invest in livestock.

They create a ripple effect of hope as they pass on their skills to other young people and can pay for their siblings to go to school.

In 2019, we are working with 621 vocational training students.


OUR OTHER PROGRAMMES

PRE-SCHOOL
PROGRAMME

KIDS' CLUB
PROGRAMME

CHILD RIGHTS
PROGRAMME

CHILD HEADED
HOUSEHOLDS PROGRAMME

STREET WORK
PROGRAMME

VILLAGE INVESTORS
PROGRAMME

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