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Latest updates from Spring 2023
Welding interns are awarded a NEP kit with supplies when they complete their internship.
Former welding intern, Mussa Demba, receives NEP tool kit
The NEP (New Entrepreneur Program) kits contain supplies to help welders start up a small workshop. NEP kits are awarded to welding interns at the end of their program. These interns are selected for their outstanding performance as students and receive an additional year of training and hands-on practice.
Projects like these allow students to receive real world hands-on experience..
Welding students “Raise the Roof”
Students and staff worked hand-in-hand to install a roof on the welding workshop restrooms – just in time for the rainy season!
Projects like these allow students to receive real-world hands-on experience..
Epifania (left), Wie (middle), and Ester (right) are all studying English at the WAVS school in Gabu
Classes are in full swing at the Gabu campus
Several levels of French and English classes are underway at the Gabu campus. Gabu is located in the Eastern part of the country.
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Staff training in April consisted of team building activities, teacher training, and reviewing team culture. Each training day starts off with a staff led devotional time.
Some of the WAVS teachers are students too! Welding teachers, Cirilo and Dalton, are enrolled in the IT advanced course to improve their computer skills.
Last year, people in the United States submitted notes of encouragement for our students. We translated the notes and shared them with the classes. The students felt honored that people across the world are cheering them on!
Ever show up to work and match others in the office? Five of the staff had an accidental twinning day.
Behind the Scenes
Adji “Aziza” Idjatu Jalo
IT Advanced student
Aziza has always admired people with computer skills. She initially tried to study computers and English while living in Gabu, but unfortunate circumstances prevented it.
Last year, Aziza moved to Bissau to attend medical school. As soon as she could, she enrolled in the IT course at the WAVS school in Bissau.
Since starting the IT class, Aziza has gained the ability to research, type efficiently, use software like Microsoft Word, and perform tasks like scanning and emailing documents.
“I used to have a colleague who would help me on the computer when we needed it. But being able to do the work yourself is so important. Now, I can do presentations and research by myself.”