Many of the sponsored pupils of the past are now young people who need vocational training. In order to continue to accompany our sponsored children and young people, financing vocational training has become one of our main tasks.
In this way, we create the preconditions for a successful start to their careers and the opportunity to support the entire family across the generations.
Unfortunately, there is no dual training system in Tanzania like in Germany. Nevertheless, there are some well-equipped vocational or college schools that have workshops to train students in theory and practice. We have selected two of these schools for our scholarships after a targeted selection process.
for our scholarships. We maintain long-term trusting relationships with these schools and also visit them regularly. These schools, which we would like to introduce to you in more detail, are boarding schools and thus offer not only training but also meals and a permanent roof over the head for our sponsored students.
At the Hai Vocational Training Centre, up to 300 trainees can learn a wide variety of trades in various training courses. Some of the vocational training courses offered are: Carpenter, metalworker, bricklayer, electrician, organ builder, tailor as well as professions from the hotel industry.
The headmaster of the Hai Vocational Training Centre Rainer Kammleiter and the first chairman Dietmar Peitzmeier together with three participants of the sewing course.
The carpentry workshop of the Hai Vocational Training Centre
Rainer Kammleiter has lived in Tanzania for over 25 years and is a trained master organ builder. He has built up this school piece by piece and equipped the workshops excellently. The pipe organs built at the centre are also exported to Germany, among other places. He not only builds them, he can also play them himself.
The trainees are excellently trained by HVTC to be able to work well in their respective professions in Tanzania.
The Uraa Vocational School also offers various trades such as electrician, carpenter, metalworker, tailor and other trades. During the training, bedsteads, tables, chairs and everyday items are made of wood and metal and sold on the local market.
The practical training is imparted through the production of these everyday items and at the same time the proceeds from the sales contribute to the financing of the vocational school.
Teachers and trainees of the Uraa Vocational School
The trainees in the electrical workshop create several circuits and light up a lamp.
The training, board and lodging costs 40-80 € per month, depending on the training course. We specifically support children and young people whose families’ total household income is less than about 50 € per month. This type of education would simply not be possible without our scholarships due to the economic circumstances of the families.
As you can see, with a few euros per month you can make an effective contribution to giving whole families an independent way out of poverty. Please support us in this!