VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL FOR CARPENTERS, MASONS AND MECHANICS

AFRICA AMINI ALAMA TRAINING WORKSHOP

In 2011, Africa Amini Alama built, with the support of Dr. Doppler, a teaching centre where we offer young people the opportunity to learn a handicraft to European standards. During a two-year training course, which is undertaken after completion of primary school, apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds can attend our Africa Amini Alama training workshop. The number of people who enrolled for the first training course in January 2012 was huge: 75 handicraft apprentices, who will become carpenters, masons and mechanics.

Within just three months, the carpentry, locksmithery and mechanic training course was well-known and praised far beyond the municipal boundary. The school is managed by African teachers and the apprentices do not need to pay for tuition. During the admission interviews we prioritised accepting apprentices from very poor backgrounds. Being able to choose which projects to participate in, for example the extension of the school, is unique and gives all participants much joy.

Opportunities for farming in this region are limited, so young adults must receive training and work opportunities in other disciplines. We want to create jobs and prevent migration to the large cities.



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