One Student

Give opportunity.
One student at a time.

One Student is a community of monthly givers who believe in a world where everyone has the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families. Together, we work in one of the world’s poorest regions to equip youth with life-changing job skills – One Student at a time.

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West African youth equipped with life-changing job skills.

Thanks to the One Student community.

Why Join One Student?

Ciro at his welding workshop in Guinea-Bissau


More than 75% of students who graduate from WAVS Vocational Schools in West Africa have either started working are continuing to study.

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See your IMPACT

At the end of each three-month term, you will receive a One Student email update listing the total number of courses that you have helped a student complete since you first joined.

You’ll also be the first to see how your generosity is impacting students’ lives through the stories, photos and videos in The Yearbook.

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WAVS Graduate Vaco now teaches a computer class

Be part of a COMMUNITY

The challenges facing West Africa seem insurmountable. Join alongside others who are committed to providing opportunity and hope to West Africa.

To stay connected to the movement

“We give to WAVS to stay connected to the movement. The movement of individuals bent on building a better future for themselves, their families, and their country. You inspire us!”



To be a part of what God is doing in Guinea-Bissau

“We give because we have been given so much and it reminds us that all we have is from God. We love that our family gets to be a part of what God is doing in Guinea Bissau through WAVS. Our family can skip one meal out a month and provide a student with training. We love that $40 a month can make a big difference in Guinea-Bissau.”

To make a long-term difference

“We need more organizations committed to building the whole person. Caring about their health, education, relationships and spiritual life. Giving to WAVS is a no-brainer for our family because we know we are using our resources to make a long term difference in one of the world’s most challenged communities.”


Give students opportunity every single month.

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Make a one-time donation to give opportunity to a young person in West Africa.

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