The new WAVS campus is open. Help launch its welding course.

Earlier this year, WAVS opened a new campus in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Already, more than 150 students have enrolled!

Many of the students want to learn welding, a job skill that is proven to significantly increase incomes. So today, we’re asking you to help purchase tools and supplies for a new welding course.

Working together, if we can raise $40,000 by the end of the year, we’ll be able to train more than 100 welders! You can make a tax-deductible gift of any amount. Scroll down to see the cost of specific items for the welding course.

Shop for welding supplies for WAVS students

Welding Manuals
($25 each)


Purchase manuals for welding students.



Buy Manuals
safety goggles gloves pants

Safety Attire
($100 per set)


Outfit a welding student with the safety attire they will need in the course.


Buy Safety Attire
tape measure saw clamp

Student Supply Kits
($250 per kit)


Supply all of the tools, equipment and raw materials for projects a student will need for their course.

Buy Supply Kits
welding machinery

Welding Machinery
($500 each)


Equip the welding workshop with the machinery needed for students to learn on and complete projects.

Buy Machinery

Your gift today can transform the lives of students and their families

Most people in Guinea-Bissau live off less than $2 a day. But if just one person in a family has a good-paying job, the poverty cycle ends.

Watch the video to see how Cirilo overcame the odds and used a new job skill to work for a brighter future.

This holiday season, help equip more young welders like Cirilo by purchasing tools and supplies for a new welding course at the Bissau campus.

Buy Welding Tools


See the vision behind the Bissau Campus

Help Train Welding Students