Give opportunity.
One student at a time.

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As a One Student member, your monthly gift will make it possible for students to attend WAVS vocational schools in one of the poorest regions of the world. Join a community of people who believe in a world where everyone has the opportunity to work for a brighter future — no matter who they are or where they live.

A $40 monthly donation helps train one student each month.
How your impact is calculated



West African youth equipped with life-changing job skills thanks to the One Student community.

Why Join One Student?

Give Opportunity

More than 3 out of 4 students who graduate from WAVS vocational schools in West Africa have either started working or are continuing to study. A $40 monthly gift helps train one student at a time.

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See Your Impact

At the end of each three-month school term, you will receive an impact report with personalized data, including the total number of students that you have personally helped train.

You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the students and teachers through stories, photos and videos in The Yearbook.

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Be Part of a Community

Come alongside others who are helping create a world where everyone has the opportunity to provide for themselves and their family.

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.”

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 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 spread the Gospel in developing countries

“I am a firm believer in the following proverb: ‘Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.’ I believe this is an extremely powerful and tangible way to spread the Gospel in developing countries because not only does it help the students directly involved in WAVS, but it also equips them to provide for the needs of others and make new disciples of Christ.” 

To equip the people of Guinea-Bissau to be true transformation agents

“We support One Student because we have seen the incredible effectiveness of strong, Gospel-centered leadership to equip the people of Guinea-Bissau to be true transformation agents in their own communities.”

To introduce students to Jesus and his love for them

“When I [Cheri] visited the WAVS school, I was able to see students learning career skills which gave them the opportunity to support themselves and their entire family.  Most importantly they were also being introduced to Jesus and his love for them by passionate teachers who know God’s love and power in their lives.”


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