Youth Villages

Vocational Training
16 - 20
80 - 120 Each Village
3 Years

Youth Villages for Education and Vocational Training – Strengthening and empowering its weaker elements of society is crucial for the development of a strong, healthy nation. Based on its international experience and expertise, Focus Education’s Youth Villages provide a solid education for at-risk youth, including specialized vocational studies in agriculture, hotel management and other professional areas, and future courses planned in tourism operation. All these help guide young people toward productive lives. The Villages offer full boarding-school conditions and a warm home environment that nurtures vital social skills. Youth Village graduates go on to paid employment, able to provide for themselves and their families – while contributing to their communities.

Currently, there are two Youth Villages already fully operating- Cabiri and Moxico. Another two are under construction- Cabinda and Malange- are expected to be completed during 2018.


Twelve additional Youth Villages are currently in planning.

Link to Short Movie in English: FOCUS Education - Youth Village - CIDADELA CABIRI

Link to Short Movie in Portuguese: FOCUS Education - Youth Village - CIDADELA SACASSANJE


Youth Villages Project Impact

2 youth villages independently operated by local staff after 18 months

2 are currently under construction, to be opened during 2018

4 more underway.

Full boarding school conditions emphasizing quality of life

95% graduate

First 77 graduates in 2012, most immediately obtaining paid employment

Location of Project

From Vision to Reality

Youths at lunchtime in the communal dining room