Our children have to start learning a trade from an early age
Kids like Kalungi, Joy, Melissa and many others came to us as children over 10 years ago. They were young, some of them still babes in arms. They have since gone on to become teenagers and young adults. They have learned reading, writing and arithmetic, but that is not enough to truly stand on their own two feet. Vocational training will play a decisive role in their future, but where they live, there are at least 20 pupils for every apprenticeship.
Melissa 7 years ago
This is why we are asking for your support in the building and running of a vocational school on the Kids of Africa grounds that are already available. What exactly does our project entail? In our analysis, the difference between availability of apprenticeships and demand is at its greatest in five areas:
Woodwork: joiners and carpenters
Metalwork: locksmiths and plumbing
Vocational school project
Fr 174,259 of Fr 352,000 raised
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Making sure youngsters have access to vocational training
Good training in these particular trades is doubly sustainable. In the future, it will enable up to 400 youngsters to get all the help they need to help themselves, since the children in our protection will one day soon stand on their own two feet – for themselves and for their families. We believe that vocational training of this kind provides incredible added value for the population and for the children involved.
We also believe that, based on our experience with our highly successful primary school, that a good vocational school can run itself in a self-sustaining way after two-to-three years.
Running a good vocational school is a very important project for us.
To make this initiative a reality, we need your help. And we have broken down the procurement into smaller steps, so that donors have a better idea of what building the school will cost.
Overview of donation breakdown
10 x classrooms and workshops at a cost of CHF 20,000 each
10 x equipment & material at a cost of CHF 3,000 each
1 x dining room at a cost of CHF 30,000
1 x kitchen at a cost of CHF 20,000
1 x sanitary facilities / water at a cost of CHF 20,000
2 x dormitories at a cost of CHF 32,000 each
Total: CHF 352,000
As soon as we have got together 50% of the costs, we will begin building. Ideally, we are hoping to get construction under way before the end of 2017.