In 2018, we had 4 cycles of technical and professional courses, 2 in Chokwé and 2 in Xai-Xai. In total 80 youngsters attended courses in several areas: electricity, sewing, painting, accounting, plumbing, cooking, secretarial work and woodwork. These courses are organised jointly with Mozambican State, with official certification and recognition. In 2019, we want to develop the professional internships’ potential to follow-up the courses.
A Little Gesture Sustainability – Technical Education intervention area involves training programmes that enable underprivileged youngsters to learn a trade which increases their employability levels, financial independence and self-sustainability. The Xai-Xai courses aimed at our Portuguese sister-charity, Um Pequeno Gesto, Sponsored children from the programme Growing up with ALG are a recent ALG bet.
At these two stages the courses had an amazing success rate! On both cycles 100% of students succeeded with an overall average of 15!
Congratulations to the graduates!
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[…] The Technical Education area is the one where the delta was more marked. We used the space of our pre school ESC to offer sewing and cooking courses to the young mothers of the community, we partnered with the local technical education institute to provide certified courses to 80 children across 3 schools; […]