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 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 4 Youth Villages already fully operating- Cabiri established on 2010 , Moxico established on 2014, Cabinda that was established on April 2018 and started operating on September 2018; and Malanje that started operating on November 2018. Matala was completed during 2020. Cangola- still under construction.

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 MOXICO

Youth Villages Project Impact:

Cabiri & Moxico youth villages were independently operated by local staff after 18 months

Cabinda & Malanje are fully operating by the end of 2018

Cangola & Matala 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.

Location of Project

From Vision to Reality

In class of Moxico
Outside of Cabiri
Youths at lunchtime
in a professional workshop at Moxico
Receiving guidance
Receiving guidance2
Outside singing
At the entrance of Moxico-Sacassanje
Cabinda Youth village compound
Cabinda entrance
Cabinda from above
Cabinda Youth Village
Cabinda Inaguration
Cabinda in class
Cabinda fully operated
Cabinda Youth Village
Cabinda products2
Cabinda Products
Malanje completed
Malanje  completed 2
Malanje  completed 3
Malanje  completed 4
Malanje completed 5
Matala under construction
Matala under construction