Muleba VTC opens doors!
by Marjan Schaapman on 24 November, 2014

MULEBA's Vocational Training Centre opened its doors and started providing tailoring- and computer training courses to underprivileged young people from the Buhongwa district of Mwanza.

 

The aim of the MULEBA Women Association - to keep young people out of prostitution and crime by giving them the opportunity to attend vocational training, so that they can make a living in another way – is thus a step closer. In six months MULEBA built the classrooms and Van Doorn Foundation collected the required EUR 8,000 through crowd-funding to equip the centre with the needed teaching materials, machines and tools. Moreover, this allows also paying for the first year the salaries of the trainers.

 

MULEBA has deliberately chosen to start up the centre in the last quarter of 2014 with a limited number of trainees, so any startup problem can be resolved more easily and experience can be gained with running the center. In the spring of 2015, the number of trainees will gradually be increased to the center’s maximum capacity.

 

The enthusiasm is great, and the first reactions promising! We will continue to monitor the project  to ensure its sustainability.

 

Many thanks to everyone who donated to this project!


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