‘when you help a child, you are helping to look after an entire family.” A village Elder from Kitelera
An old proverb says ‘Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime’
That village elder knows nothing of old proverbs, but he does know the reality of life in Africa.
Vocational Training Center
At kids4school we provide training for children that will not make it, for various reasons, academically. We provide courses that will help children not only support themselves but their respective families.
We will expand the courses offered as and when the new kids4school school is built and brought into operation. These will include things like carpentry, bricklaying, electrical, plumbing and many more.
We are providing courses in sewing and these are ongoing. It is a 1 year residential course and we take in 24 girls each year. Many after graduation, either get a job with their new skillset, or with our help become self-employed and start their own business.
At our VTC (Vocational Training Center) we have 2 sewing trainers (Andrew and Loy) who are running training courses for young people in preparation to setting them up in business or able to get a job.
We are now in the process of setting up a dedicated welding training unit, again to train young people to become self-sufficient and able to help their families.
3 Year Joinery Course
We have a 3 year joinery course where the students learn basic joinery which will enable them to get work. Already some who have graduated are working with local builders who are building our houses.
Each morning, before training starts the students have devotions. Click on picture to watch