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 provides an integrated 3 year multi-disciplinary education for youth at risk , 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 three Youth Villages already fully operating- Cabiri established in 2010 , Moxico established in 2014 and Cabinda that was established this April 2018 and started operating on September 2018. Malanje will start operating this November. Another two are under construction- Matala and Cangola - are expected to be completed during 2019.
Twelve additional Youth Villages are currently in planning.
Youth Villages Project Impact:
2 youth villages were independently operated by local staff after 18 months
2 will be fully operating by the end of 2018
2 are currently under construction, to be opened during 2019
2018 students enrolled since 2010 - 95% graduated.
110 intern students enrolled in 2017, among 437 regular school students, 248 of which also attended professional training.