Welding – a job skill to overcome poverty

Many people in West Africa live on less than $2 a day. But they’re ready to work for a brighter future. All they need is the opportunity!

WAVS Vocational Schools train young people like Lino to become welders so that they can earn a good income. After he graduates, Lino will receive a starter tool kit so that he can open up his own workshop and provide for his family.

But learning a new skill can be challenging – and so can starting your own business. So we’re asking for you to help by sending a note to Lino and his fellow sutdents to help keep them encouraged.

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An impact that lasts a lifetime

Why West Africa?

WAVS Vocational Schools operate in a tiny country in West Africa called Guinea-Bissau. It’s one of the smallest and poorest countries in the world. But we’ve seen that young people here are ready to work hard!

Today, the schools equip more than 200 students each year with practical, hands-on job skills. In addition, WAVS provides its graduates with basic tool kits so that they can start their own businesses.

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Today, you can join a community of monthly givers who are committed to equipping young people in West Africa with life-changing job skills – one student at a time. As a One Student member, you make it possible for students to attend WAVS vocational schools in one of the poorest regions of the world.

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