Yei, South Sudan
Est. February 2015
After education, preparation for work is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children. Some of our children will be qualified to attend university, but the vast majority will not. For those students, their job prospects are bleak. The idea of a vocational institute is not ingrained in the Sudanese culture and thus it has had a limited success in the past. It is our belief today that by integrating a well-organized vocational center into our primary school curriculum, we will better position our students for success as adults.
Harvesters’ Vocational Training Institute offers certificates in agriculture, bookkeeping, computer technology, carpentry, plumbing and tailoring classes to our primary school students as well as students from the community. Not only will these students be able to develop a marketable skill set(s), but they will also learn marketing and sales as they “sell” their products/services to the local community with proceeds returning to the orphanage.